For The Full Frontier Policy: Frontier Airlines Complete Pet Travel Information
Traveling with pets?
Pets are like family. That’s why we’re committed to keeping your dogs, cats, hamsters, and more safe and sound on their trip. If you would like to take your critter on your next trip, there are few things you need to know first.
A few things to know before traveling with pets:
A one-way, directional charge of $75 will apply and may be paid in advanced during booking. If you do not pay in advance, you’ll need to pay when you check-in your pet. We are required to limit one pet per container and carry-on per person.
We do not allow pets to be checked as baggage
Be sure to look into the applicable laws, customs, and other governmental regulations, requirements or restrictions of the country, state or territory to which your animal is being transported. This is your responsibility. Also remember to obtain your pet’s required health documents.
We recommend that pets have food or water within four hours of departure.
Pssst... Frontier Tip: Make your trip a little smoother by checking what the state requirements of your destination are regarding animals - some require health certificates, others don’t!
A few things to know about traveling with pets in the cabin:
Only certain animals are allowed in the cabin:
Domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, or small household birds may be carried on flights within the United States. Sorry, no reptiles or arachnids (and please, no lions, or tigers or bears).
Only domesticated dogs and cats may be carried to or from international destinations.(Excluding Jamaica)
Pets are allowed in the cabin on all domestic Frontier flights, and on international flights to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Pets are not allowed on flights to/from Jamaica
Due to limited space in our cabin, if you want to bring on a pet container it will count as either your carry-on bag or personal item. If the pet is taken in place of your personal item, a carry-on bag charge may apply (if you have an additional carry-on bag). Since the pet container is always placed underneath the seat in front of you, overhead bin space may be used for your other personal item or carry-on bag.
You may not sit in row one or an exit row when traveling with a pet.
For safety reasons, your pet must remain in the travel container at all times. If your pet is disruptive, it’s up to you to soothe him/her without taking him/her from the pet container.
Please Note: While it might be tempting to help comfort your pet, most veterinarians advise against sedating pets for travel since the effects of tranquilizers on animals at higher altitudes are unpredictable.
We ask that you do not provide food or water to your pet while traveling on the aircraft. The stress of traveling, the motion of the aircraft, and other factors could make your pet uncomfortable.
Please Note: No oxygen will be administered to a pet in the event of an emergency.
A few things to know about your pet's traveling container:
The travel container must be large enough for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down in a natural position (you want your pet to be comfortable, don’t you?). The carrier must also fit underneath the seat in front of you. There may be certain seats that cannot accommodate your pet container, but we'll work with you to get a seat assignment with space.
Maximum dimensions for a pet container are 18" length x 14" width x 8" height.
We recommend the container be a soft-sided case.
The pet container will count as either your carry-on or personal item and can not be placed in the overhead bin.
Your pet must stay in its container at all times.
Pet Health and Wellness
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the transport of pets within the U.S. While we do not require a health certificate for pets carried in the cabin traveling within the U.S., upon arrival, a certificate may be required by the specific state in which you are landing. For clarification, please call your veterinarian or see the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Services.
For international travel, a health certificate is required. Each country may have vaccination requirements beyond the requirements listed here. Consulates can provide more information regarding other diseases for which your pet must be vaccinated.
A few things to know about your pet's health certificate:
Must be dated based on country on entry:
Within 10 days of entry into the U.S
Within 15 days for entry in the Dominican Republic
Within 14 days of entry into Costa Rica
Within 5 days of entry into Mexico
Name and address of the owner
Country of origin/destination
Immunization against rabies within 12 months for:Adult pets 3 months of age or older for all destinations except Costa Rica. Costa Rica defines adult pets as 4 months of age and older. Please Note: The immunization must be administered no more than one year and no less than 30 days prior to international travel. If a pet received a rabies booster less than thirty days before an international flight, proof of the prior rabies shot is required.
Additional requirements by country
Mexico and the Dominican Republic require a statement on the health certificate that the pet is free from parasites and has been treated for parasite prevention.
The following vaccinations are recommended: hepatitis, PIP and leptospirosis.
Pets Checked as Baggage
Frontier does not accept pets as checked baggage.