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For the most up to date information and guidelines on regulations on small dog carriers, please call your airline or visit their website.
1. Air Canada
Telephone: (800) 361-8071
Carry-On Dimensions: L 21” x W 15.5” x H9.5”
Fee: $50.00 + tax for domestic flights
International flights vary upon destination
2. Alaskan Air
Animals flown as passenger baggage or cargo Bookings are required at least 24 hours in advance for pet flights.
North American Fee: $50 one way
In-Cabin Kennel Size: 17" long x 8" high
Requirements: Unaccompanied pets must be shipped by a licensed and approved pet transportation company. Health certificate, pet space needs to be reserved with a 24 hour lead time; limit of one pet per cabin
3. Air Sunshine-Florida
Telephone (800) 327-8900
Cabin and Cargo Fees: $75 one way In-Cabin Kennel Size: 17" long x 8" high
Requirements: Must have a current health certificate and reserve kennel space (transported in the back of the plane)
4. American Airlines
Pet acceptance not guaranteed until the animal is presented to airline personnel. Animals accepted two to four hours before departure, with some exception.
Cabin and Cargo Fees: $75 one way
In-Cabin Kennel Size: 23" long x 9" high
Requirements: Pets that do not fit under the seat can travel as cargo between May 15 and September 15. A pet cannot travel if it is less than 45 degrees, unless your veterinarian provides a written document stating your pet can acclimate to colder temperatures. Unaccompanied pets must be shipped by a licensed and approved pet transportation company.
5. America West
No pets in cargo compartment, but a limited number of pets allowed in cabin; restrictions on flights to Mexico, Request pet space when making reservations.
In-Cabin Kennel Size: 17" long x 10.5" high
Requirements: Unaccompanied pets must be shipped by a licensed and approved pet.
6. Cape Air
In-Cabin Kennel Size: No kennel required In-Cabin
Cargo Fees: None, small fee if flying from New Bedford.
Cape Air makes it easy to fly with your pet. The planes are small, and so pets are allowed in the cabin as long as they remain restrained during the flight.
7. Continental Airlines
Telephone: (800) 575-3335
Transports pets as cargo and small pets in cabin. International restrictions and cargo reservations required at least 24 hours before scheduled departure, but accepted in advance In-cabin pet reservations required at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure.
In-cabin service charge: $75
In Cabin Kennel Size: 22" long x 9" high
Cargo Fees: as high as $329 (one way) using an extra-large kennel (500 series)
In Cabin Kennel Size: 22" long x 9" high
Requirements: Health certificate; unaccompanied pets must be shipped by a licensed and approved pet transportation company or you may make a special application which takes two weeks to process. Cargo travel is also weather dependent - your pet cannot be exposed to temperatures of less than 45 degrees or greater than 85 degrees for longer than 45 minute. For more information, contact the "live animal desk" at (800) 575-3335
8. Delta Airlines
Telephone: (800) 352-2746
Pets accepted in-cabin on first come, first served basis, except on AeroMexico flights. Pets not accepted as checked baggage from May 15 until September 15, but shipped as cargo during that time provided the temperature does not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit; Other weather-related restrictions apply year-round.
In-cabin or checked baggage fee: $75 in the U.S. and Canada
Domestic cargo travel fee: $153 - $2,600, plus tax (animals travel without owner)
In Cabin Kennel Size: 17" long x 8" high
Requirements: Unaccompanied pets must be shipped by a licensed and approved pet transportation company. Health certificate must be dated within 10 days of flight; pet reservation with a limit of 2 pets per cabin. Delta will not transport if your pet might be exposed to temperatures less than 45 or greater than 85 degrees for longer than 45 minutes. For more information
contact Delta's "pet cargo desk" at 800-352-2746 .
9. Frontier Airlines
One in-cabin pet accepted, two pets accepted as checked baggage or cargo.
Advanced booking required.
Cabin and Cargo Fees: $50 one way
In Cabin Kennel Size: 17" long x 8" high
Requirements: Unaccompanied pets must be shipped by a licensed and approved pet transportation company. Health certificate dated within 10 days of flight with a limit of 2 pets in cabin; cargo space limited to 1 large kennel or 2 medium kennels, or 3 small kennels.
10. Midway Airlines
Pets not accepted as checked baggage or cargo from July 1, 2001 until August 31, 2001.
In-cabin pet travel allowed
Charge for in-cabin travel: full passenger fare
Charge for cargo/baggage travel: $75 - $175, plus applicable taxes and fees.
11. Nantucket Airlines
Cabin and Cargo Fees: None, small fee if flying from New Bedford.
In-Cabin Kennel Size: No kennel required
Nantucket Air makes it easy to fly with your pet. The planes are small, and so pets are allowed in the cabin as long as they remain restrained during the flight.
12. Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines does not accept live animals in the aircraft cabin or cargo compartment other than fully trained service animals accompanying a person with a disability or being delivered to a person with a disability.
13. U.S. Airways
Carry-on pets are allowed on the flight with the customer for an extra $100 charge each way and limited to small domestic dogs, cats and birds, which are considered to be traditional household pets.
14. United Airlines
Telephone: (800) 864-8331
Fee: $80.00 for domestic travel one way; international rates vary by destination
Your dog or cat can travel in three ways: in the cabin with you, accompanying you as checked baggage or unaccompanied as cargo. All options require advance reservations and are subject to a charge. If you are bringing a pet other than a dog or cat, please contact us to make sure your
pet can be accepted for travel. Call United Airlines™ reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1 ( 1-800-864-8331 ) in the U.S. for complete details.
15. Northwest Airlines
Your pet can travel accompanied on Northwest as checked luggage on your flight, carry-on luggage in the cabin or a service animal.
16. British Airways
Accompanied Pets - allows you and your pet to travel together on the same flight. The pet checks-in with you at the passenger terminal and rejoins you on arrival in the baggage hall at the destination airport. This service is available to most British Airways destinations. Please see below for
Unaccompanied Pets - This product is available when you are unable to travel with your pet, or your pet is not a cat or dog, or your pet is traveling into the UK on the Pets Travel Scheme. Your pet must be taken to our cargo terminal and should be collected by you, or a nominated person, from the
cargo terminal at the destination airport.
17. Air France
Limited to dogs and cats weighing less than 5 kg, service animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, regardless of weight and some small mammals and birds (please ask when reserving your flight).
Telephone: (800) 399-LUFT
Transport of pets while traveling with Lufthansa is possible on most flights with prior reservation and for a nominal fee. Only cats and dogs (one per passenger) are permitted to travel in the passenger cabin, and a limited number of animals are permitted on each flight, dependent upon the route and
aircraft type; all other animals including cats and dogs over 8 kilograms (18 pounds) or kennels whose dimensions exceed 22 x 16 x 8 inches (55 x 40 x 20 centimeters) must be transported in the climate-controlled hold of the plane, even if you are on the same flight as your pet. Please note that
information regarding kennels, fees, and necessary documentation, as well as requests for pet reservations, may not at this time be handled by e-mail; to process these requests please contact your local Lufthansa reservations office at (800) 399-LUFT .
19. Jet Blue
Telephone: (800) 538-2583
Carry-On dimensions: L 18” x W 15” x H 8”
Fee: $75.00 one way on domestic flights
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