American Airlines Dog Travel Policies
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Pets traveling in the cabin require a reservation to ensure no more than seven pets are booked on any single flight. To ensure your pet is accommodated, please make arrangements in advance by contacting Reservations.
Checked pets do not need a reservation.
Attention dog show participants: Capacity is limited therefore checked pets are accepted on a first-come basis.
Being prepared will help reduce stress for you and your pet. Please remember:
View a list of animal relief areas at select airports. If your airport is not listed, please ask for directions or assistance at our ticket counter.
Types of Pets Allowed
Cats and dogs are the only types of pets accepted on American Airlines. View breed restrictions for more details. We maintain the right to refuse acceptance of any animal that is exhibiting aggressive behavior.
Allowed Travel Destinations
Carry-on pets are NOT ALLOWED to/from Hawaii or transatlantic/transpacific destinations or to/from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela
Visit our Special Assistance section to view guidelines for Service Animals.
Charges for Checked and Cabin Pets
AA does not collect pet charges on behalf of another operating airline in the itinerary (even those with an AA flight number). Charges are payable to each individual airline upon check in. To find out if you're on a partner airline, look for the words, "Operated by..." on your ticket.
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