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Dog Travel Policies for International Airlines - Oct 2012

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Airline

Cabin - Small Dogs Allowed

Checked Bags - Dogs Allowed

Some Policies - see more below

Reservation Phone number

Approx. Fees (These fees do change often)

Mexicana

No

Yes

Health and Vaccination Certs required; healthy with no parasites; reservations must be made in advance with kennel dimensions and pet information. 

51334000 in Mexico City or 01(800) 021 4000 toll-free from anywhere in Mexico;

 

800-237-6639 in the U.S.

$90 each way for any size kennel (cargo)

Air France

Yes

Yes

Pets need to have a European or Pet Passport issued by the French Government verifying health and vaccinations.

Small animals must be transported in an appropriate container of dimensions not exceeding 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm. They must travel on the passengerís lap.
Large animals must be placed in a kennel and must travel in the hold on Air France coaches. If there is no room left in the hold, the passenger must wait for the next coach. 

Pets are required to have a micro-chip. There are some breed restrictions, and check ahead for summer and winter embargos. Pets are allowed aboard Air France coaches at no charge. The rules concerning their transport vary according to their
size.

In the U.S. 800-237-2747

Pets are allowed aboard Air France coaches at no charge. The rules concerning their transport vary according to their size.

Swiss Air

Yes

Yes

Of Note: If you fly into Switzerland directly, you will be checked by Customs at the airport. A fee of CHF 88 is charged for this Customs check. If the animals do not meet the entry requirements, they will be confiscated by the Border Veterinary Service and must be returned immediately to their country of origin at the expense of the person bringing the animals into the country. If a return is not possible within 10 days, the animals must be put down. Check this site for further information

U.S. 

877-359-7947

The cabin fee is $100 each way; cargo fee for a small kennel 60X45X40 is $200 each way, and all other kennels are $400 each way.

Lufthansa

Yes

Yes

In the cabin, the kennel mustnít measure more than 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm, and is watertight and bite proof.

Animals are not included in the baggage allowance, and are counted as excess baggage. There must be at least 24 hours prior notice for pet transport. 

800-645-3880

Small/ max 8 kg; $50 to $100 depending on destination 

KLM

Yes

Yes

In the Cabin: Pets are allowed on all Economy Class cabin KLM flights, and Business Class KLM flights within Europe in a hard shell kennel no higher than 20 cm (7.9 in) and the pet and kennel weighing no more than 6 kg (13 lbs).

In Checked Baggage: Total weight of your pet and kennel combined may be no more than 75 kg (165 lbs), and they are kept in a ventilated, temp controlled area with oxygen. Check ahead for embargos between November and March. Always make reservations by telephone or through Manage my Booking at least 48 hours in advance. 

Kennels in both areas are limited and there are certain breed restrictions. Freight transportation is available if your pet and kennel weigh more than 75 kg (165 lbs). 

To find out which vaccinations, health certs, and travel documents are required and which rules apply to transporting your pet, check with the embassies of the country of departure and the country of destination. Be sure to do this well in advance.

866-434-0320 or 800-618-0104

If a pet travels as check-in baggage and the transfer at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol takes longer than 2 hours, an extra fee of EUR 150 (or USD/CAD 200) applies. No pets in Business Class.

Whether cabin or checked baggage; fees depend on the traveling zone of destination and range from $20 to $200 each way.

Quantas

No

Yes

On international flights or the domestic sector of international flights, or if you are not travelling with your pet, your pet must be sent as freight. Pets should be booked before confirming you own reservation to ensure you are travelling on the same flight. As there are some other restrictions and conditions, additional information can be located on their Travelling with Pets page at: http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/travelling-with-pets/global/en

800-227-4500


You will be required to pay excess baggage charges if your baggage, including your pet pack, exceeds the free baggage allowance. There is a limit of two (2) pet packs (no larger than the medium pet pack) per passenger, subject to normal baggage allowances. Additional pet packs will be sent as airfreight and you will be required to pay the applicable freight charges.

Air Canada

Yes

Yes

Pets are again allowed on domestic Canadian/North American flights; Health Cert rqd plus some shots. There are many winter blackout days for cargo travel. Dog plus Kennel max. weight in Cabin - 20 pds. 70 pound max. in cargo (with kennel).

888-247-2262

$50 each way (cabin) - $105 each way (cargo) - North America $270 Elsewhere

British Air

Yes

Yes


Pet travel rules changed on 1 January 2012 when the UK brought its procedures into line with the European Union. 

 

Pets weighing no more than 18 pounds with the kennel may be transported in the cabin. Pets must be micro-chipped; have current vaccinations; tapeworm treatment (for dogs), and travel documentation. Information regarding what you and your vet have to do to bring your dog into the UK can be found at http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/. Contact AHVLAís International Trade Centre for Exports for details of the licensing requirements of the country or territory you are going to at http://animalhealth.defra.gov.uk/about/contact-us/tradeexports.html. Rules regarding import/export of pets to/from the UK and other countries can be found at http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/pets/pet-owners

US 800-247-9297

 

Pet Passport 888-578-4806

Example: Fees from JFK Airport to London by cargo are $1,200 for a small container 26X18X19; $1,342 for a medium container 32X22X23, and $3,000 for a large container 54X36X44.

Virgin Atlantic

No

Yes

The Flying with Pet page http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/us/en/travel-information/flying-with-pets.html details travel information, paperwork/microchip requirements, container requirements, and more. Additional important information needed can be found at http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/. Snub or pug nose breeds or any dog listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act can not be transported. Petís booking must be at least a week before your flight.

UK: +44 (0)844 873 8000

 

USA: 800-828-6822  or 800-862-8621

Check with shipping before booking tickets to make sure there is enough space for your pet. The cost of taking your dog or cat on one of the flights depends on the size of its travel box. Call with the length, height and width of the box to get an exact quote.

Japan Air Lines

Yes

Yes

When traveling with your pet, come with the animal to our special pet check-in counter at all major airports at least 30 minutes prior to your flightís scheduled departure time.

Carriers are available for rent, and they also have a free Pet Club that provides a variety of benefits.

Pet carriers are not provided for pets flying as cargo. Cargo is NOT accepted on CRJ / E70 aircrafts. 

Large pets weighing 32kgs or more traveling in a pet carrier must fly as cargo. Additional important pet travel information can be found at: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/dom/service/pet/#petCheckin

Due to their sensitivity, Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are not allowed on either domestic or international flights.

US 800-525-3663

 

JP

0570-025-071 press 6 for english

 

 

Charges for each pet container will be assessed according to the route, and the charges range from $50 domestic up to $175 for international cargo. Per pet/carrier per route •5,000 (tax included) except for a list of routes listed on their website that are •3,000 (tax included).

Singapore Air

No

Yes

Valid export/import permits and valid health and rabies vaccination certificates from the relevant government authorities of your destination/transit countries are needed. For import, export or transshipment of pets into, out of or via Singapore respectively, please refer to the website of the Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore at http://www.ava.gov.sg/. Essential documents, health and container requirements, comfort and care, and general animal travel service information can be found at: http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/travel-information/wheelchair-mobility-aids/pets-carriage/

US 800-742-3333

Pets with containers will be treated as excess baggage and charged accordingly. Please refer to the 'Excess baggage charges' page for more information on the charges at http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/travel-information/baggage-excess/

Aeroflot

Yes

Yes

Pets weighing no more than 8 kg/18 lbs with container may be transported in cabin.

Please ensure you know the animal importation rules and quarantine laws of your destination country. To transport animals abroad, you must have a veterinary certificate issued by a state veterinary station plus an importation license.

Veterinary passport 
A medical certificate issued at any state veterinary clinic (form #4 for Moscow residents, form #1 for near-Moscow residents). The certificate contains information on inoculations administered to the animal at certain ages. The last anti-rabies inoculation must have been administered no earlier than one year prior and no later than one month before departure. 
A certificate from one of the two licensed Moscow breeding clubs, SKOR or RKF, stating that the animal presents no breeding value. Certificates obtained from any other club may result in delays at customs. 
Additional important information regarding pet travel can be found at the following: http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en/before_and_after_fly/animals 
+7 (495) 223-55-55 (Moscow) 8-800-444-55-55 (toll free)

US 800-736-4192

The weight of the animal and its container is not included in your free baggage allowance and will be charged as excess baggage.

TAM (Brazil Air Lines)

Yes

Yes

Pets weighing no more than 10 kg/22 lbs with the kennel are allowed in the cabin. For international flights, pets are accepted only in the business and economy class. The weight limit for cargo is 50kg/110lbs.

Anti-rabies Vaccination Certificate for animals over 3 months old, stating the name of the manufacturing laboratory, the vaccine type and the lot number is required. This vaccine must be given between 30 days up to one year before the departure (animals under three months of age not yet vaccinated must present authorization from veterinarian). Health certificates issued by the veterinarian are valid for 10 days from its issuance date. Additional important information regarding pet travel can be found at the following;

http://www.tam.com.br/b2c/vgn/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=633c1b721c513210VgnVCM1000000b61990aRCRD 

In order to board animals that exceed the weight (50kg/110lbs) limit, contact the TAM CARGO Call Center at 1-888-235-9826

US 888 2FLYTAM (235-9826)

A fee of US$ 50.00 + the applicable excess baggage fee + taxes for destinations that use the weight system will be charged. For destinations that use the piece system, a fee corresponding of 2 excess luggage fees will be charged.

A fee will be charged in the amount of ninety reais (R$ 90,00) + (weight of the kennel and the animal multiplied by the value corresponding to 0.5% of the published full fare).

Korean Air Yes Yes Pets up to 5kg including kennel are allowed in the cabin 

Pets between 6kg and 32kg are allowed for cargo. 

Please refer to this website http://www.koreanair.com/local/na/gd/eng/cs/sn/eng_cs_sn_pt.jsp#1 for information regarding pet travel regulations, reservation information, documentations required, and airport procedures.
213-484-1900 (24hours Everyday);

 800-438-5000 (24hours Everyday) (Toll Free in USA)

On the home pageópull-down the menu under Customer Support then click on the link for Our Services and Fees for information regarding Korean Air services and fees between Asia and the Americas.

Further fee information can be found for other countries at the following; http://www.koreanair.com/local/na/gd/eng/cs/sn/eng_cs_sn_pt.jsp.

Regardless of your free baggage allowance, you will be charged extra for your pet according to the excess baggage charge.
Condor Flugdienst GmbH Yes Yes For safety reasons, we are only able to accept such animals as have a confirmed reservation and are accompanied by a booked passenger. The following link details additional important reservation requirements, pet passports, special regulations, breed restrictions, booking deadlines, and more. http://www.condor.com/us/help-contact/terms-and-conditions.jsp;jsessionid=39B6051938DDBAC69B15A31E4A41E51C.content03 

Additional EU Pet Passport information and a video are at the following: http://europa.eu/travel/pets/index_en.htm 

One pet per passenger weighing no more than 6 kg/13 lbs with kennel (55 x 40 x 20 cm) are allowed in the cabin. 
866-960-7915 (USA & Canada) The fee is $65 each way in cabin for short and medium-haul routes and $130 each way for long-haul routes. The fee for cargo is $98 one way for short and medium-haul routes or $195 for round-trip; long-haul routes are $195 each way. Note: Animals which have not been registered in advance will be subject to a USD 65.00 fee (one-way) if checked in at the airport. 

Please refer to this website http://www.condor.com/us/flight-info/baggage/transporting-animals.jsp#c2510 regarding important baggage requirements and pets, individual provisions for certain countries, flight restrictions, and provisions for other countries.

El Al

Yes

Yes

Pets weighing no more than 8 kg with container may be transported in cabin (some exceptions) with an accompanying passenger; crate can be no larger than 40X40X21 centimeters, and must fit under the passengerís seat. A Health/Vaccination Certificate and Entry Permits required by the relevant authorities at transit and/or end destination stations are required. The pet must be carried in a strong, closed container, purchased by its owners and approved by an El Al representative. A health/vaccination Certificate and Entry Permits are required by the relevant authorities at transit and/or destination stations. Information for the above can be found at http://www.elal.co.il/ELAL/English/AllAboutYourFlight/BeforeYourFlight/Pets/.

US 800-223-6700

The cost of transporting pets is based on the weight of the pet + the carry-case + pet food. 

Pet weight of up to 8 kilos = $100 for one way; 9-50 kilos = $200 for one way; 51-100 kilos = $400 for one way. For pets weighing over 100 kilos, please contact EL AL Cargo in advance, at 03-9716679.

The flights to Eilat are half the above prices.

China Airlines No Yes Travelers must have valid export/import permits from the relevant governments of your destination/transit countries; valid entry permits, health and rabies vaccination certificates from appropriate government authorities of your destination/transit countries, and any additional or special documents that may be required by governments of your destination/transit countries. Further information can be found at http://www.china-airlines.com/en/check/check_ba3-1.htm US 1-800-227-5118

 

Reservation Tel : 886-2-2715-1212 / Ticketing Tel : 886-2-2545-5700

Pets and their container are not included in the passengerís free baggage allowance; fees for excess baggage can be found at the following site: http://www.china-airlines.com/en/check/check_ba_ex.htm 

Iceland Air

No

Yes

All dogs must be booked in advance with reservations with exact weight and dimensions (inclusive of the pet's weight) of the crate for confirmation--including escort, rescue or sniffer dogs that are carried in the cabin. Pets may not be booked online. Only 4 animal crates can be carried per flight, but if 2 small dogs of the same species can fit comfortably they may share a crate. The cargoís pet transport area is in a special climate-controlled environment. The passenger is responsible for their petís crate and for obtaining the proper pet documentation and requirements of the country they are going to. The fee for pet transport is the excess baggage charge depending on the destination: More information can be found at the following: http://www.icelandair.us/information/baggage-information/excess-baggage/

1-800-223-5500

Dogs are charged an additional baggage fee of between $46 and $252 depending on which route and the weight of the dog. If your dog weighs more than 80 pounds (32 kg) then contact the airline for special arrangements.


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