News: Airline Pet Policies

Airline Pet Policies

ATA Airline
Pets are accepted in the cabin and in the baggage compartment.

Aegean Airlines
Pets are accepted in the cabin and in the cargo compartment.

Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas does not allow the transport of pets in the cabin. Passengers who wish to travel with their pets should dispatch them as accompanied luggage, subject to cargo compartment space being available and conditions detailed in this section. Cargo compartment reservations must be done up to 24 hours before flight departure.

Air Canada
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin and in the baggage and cargo compartments.

Air Europa
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin.

AirTran Airways
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin.

Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin and in the baggage and cargo compartments.

American Airlines
Pets are accepted in the cabin and in the baggage compartment.

British Airways
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin except for service animals. Pets must be booked to travel with British Airways World Cargo, and they will be carried in the aircraft hold. British Airways is part of the Pet Travel Scheme, Pet's Passport which allows cats and dogs from certain countries to enter the UK without the need to go through the usual 6 months quarantine.

Cathay Pacific
Pets are not accept in the aircraft cabin. Pets such as dogs, cats and birds will be crated and transported in the cargo compartment.

Continental Airlines
Continental does not accept pets as checked baggage, but does transport pets in cargo. The airline limits the number of pets who may be carried on in each cabin. Quarantine has been eliminated for pets flying to London on Continental Airlines. The airline has one of the industry's most extensive programs for pets. Continental also operates a kennel in its cargo area at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, the nation's only such facility. Overnight kenneling and grooming services are available. The airline also provides personal handling in climate-controlled vehicles for connections between flights when temperatures rise. Your pet can also earn frequent-flier miles.

Delta Airlines
Pets are accepted in the cabin, and in the baggage and cargo compartments.

Frontier Airlines
Pets are not accepted in the aircaft cabin, but are accepted in the baggage and cargo compartments.

Go! Airlines
Hawaii interisland airline operated by Mesa Airlines. Pets are accepted in the cabin, but are not accepted in the baggage compartment.

Hawaiian Airlines
Pets are not accepted in the cabin on flights arriving into the State of Hawaii but are accepted on inter-island flights and flights leaving the State of Hawaii.

Jet Blue: JetPaws Pet Program
JetBlue gladly accepts small cats and dogs in the aircraft cabin on both domestic and international flights. To book your pet, call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583). Pets cannot be booked online.

Northwest Airlines
Pets are accepted in the passenger cabin on all flights within the U.S. (except to Hawaii) and between the U.S. and many international destinations. Pets are also accepted in the baggage and cargo compartments.

Quantas
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin, but may travel in the baggage and cargo compartments.

Singapore Airlines
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin, but may travel in the cargo hold.

SkyWest Airlines
Cabin Pets – One reserved kennel per flight. Check Baggage - Maximum kennel size accepted is limited to a reservation of one large kennel or two small or medium per flight. SkyWest does not accept extra-large or giant kennels. Reservations required.

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines accepts small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs. All in-cabin pets must be carried in an appropriate carrier and are subject to a $75 Pet Fare each way per pet carrier. The pet carrier counts as the Customer's carryon bag.

Swiss International Air Lines
Pets are accepted in the cabin and in the baggage compartment.

Taca Airlines
Up to 2 animals per flight—including both pets and seeing-eye dogs—may travel in the cabin; only cats and dogs are accepted on international flights. Some live animals are accepted as cargo on flights to/ from Central America and South America only.

United Airlines
Pets are accepted in the cabin, and in the baggage and cargo compartments. Certain short-nosed dog breeds are not accepted as either checked baggage or cargo during the summer months.

US Airways/America West
Pets and other animals are no longer accepted for travel as checked baggage or cargo except on non-stop US Airways Shuttle flights in the BOS/DCA/LGA markets only. The airline limits the number of pets who may be carried on in each cabin.

Virgin Atlantic
Under the Government's Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) pets can now travel on Virgin Atlantic to and from Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK, New York-Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington. Pets can also travel to Johannesburg on Virgin Atlantic, however as the destination is not part of the Pet Travel scheme, different regulations apply. The PETS scheme only applies to cats, dogs and ferrets and all pets travelling on Virgin Atlantic flights must travel in the cargo hold.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Paws Club
All pets flying with Virgin automatically join the Flying Paws Club, which means they are entitled to gifts. Plus if their human companion is a Flying Club member, they can receive Flying Club miles each and every time their pet travels on Virgin Atlantic.

WestJet
Cats, dogs, rabbits, and birds only are accepted in the cabin. Pets are also accepted as checked baggage on domestic and trans-border flights. West Jet does not accept pets on flights to Hawaii or on charter flights.

Zoom Airlines
Pets may only travel as cargo.

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