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Airline Information for Taking Your Dog Flying

Traveling with your Pet- Airline Guidelines

 

Travel information is different for all pets traveling to Hawaii. If going to Hawaii, contact your airline for more information.

 

 

Northwest

 

·         Advanced Reservation is required

·         One way fee of $150

·         Service Animals are always welcome

·         Does not require a health certificate for carry on animals

·         The carrier is limited to a maximum dimension of 17”Lx12”Wx8”H

·         Combined weight of animal and kennel cannot be more than 15 pounds.

·         Must be leak proof and ventilated on two sides

·         Your pet must remain in the carrier for the duration of the flight

·         Pets are limited to small dogs, cats, and birds

o   All other animals must be checked as cargo

·         Carry-on pets are not permitted in World Business Class on Northwest A330 aircraft, due to the lack of sufficient under seat storage space

·         Pets must be at least 8 weeks old

·         Larger dogs and other animals are permitted to fly as checked baggage.

 

Southwest

 

·         Southwest Airlines does not accept live animals in the aircraft cabin or cargo compartment other than fully trained assistance animals accompanying a person with a disability or being delivered to a person with a disability.

 

Delta

 

·         One way fee of $150

·         Dogs, cats, and birds are allowed in carry-on carriers

·         Maximum carry-on kennel dimensions are determined by your flight

·         Your pet must remain in the carrier at all times

·         Must be at least 8 weeks old

·         Your pet’s carrier counts towards your one carry on piece of luggage

·         Call Delta in advance at 800-221-1212 to arrange bringing your pet on board

·         Animals can also be flown as checked baggage.

 

United

 

·         Can carry on dogs, cats, and birds

·         Advanced reservations is required

·         You are required to make sure all health and pet travel documents are current and compliant with local, state, federal, and international entry requirements and regulations.

·         Pets must be at least 8 weeks old

·         Ventilation must be adequate

·         Maximum dimension for a hard-sided carrier- 17” x 12” x 8”

·         Maximum dimension for a soft-sided carrier- 17” x 10” x 10”

·         Pets can also be check in as baggage

·         $175 one way fee

·         Call 1-800-864-8331 for advanced reservations

 

Continental

 

·         Dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits are allowed in carry on carriers

·         $125 one way fee

·         Pet carriers is in lieu of carryon bag

·         The maximum dimension for a carrier is 17”L x 12.5”W x 8”H

·         Pets are not permitted in the Business First cabin of Boeing 757, 767 or 777 aircraft due to inadequate storage space under the seat.

·         Customers traveling with an in-cabin pet on a Boeing 757-200 aircraft must be seated by the window.

·         Pets must remain in the carrier the entire time.

·         Advanced arrangements must be made

·         Pets must be at least 8 weeks old

·         Pets are not allowed as checked baggage

·         They are allowed to travel in cargo

 

Sun Country

 

·         Small cats and dogs (under 16lbs) are allowed in carry on carriers

·         Pets are not allowed as checked baggage or cargo

·         Advanced arrangements are required

·         $75 one way fee

·         Your pet in its carrier is considered a carry-on item and must be included in your regular carry-on allotment.

·         Only one pet per carrier

·         Maximum dimension of carrier is 16”Lx11”Wx8”H

·         Only soft-sided carriers designed as pet carriers are allowed

·         Must be leak proof and have ventilation on two sides

·         Pet must remain in carrier the entire time

·         Contact Sun Country with any questions- 1-800-359-6786

·         Service Animals are permitted

 

American Airlines

 

·         Advanced arrangements is recommended as there is limited space

·         Only dogs and cats are allowed

·         Pets must remain in their carrier at all times

·         The maximum size of the carrier is 23" long x 13" wide x 9" high

·         Must be leak proof and with ventilation on two sides or more

·         A pet carrier counts as your one carry on item

·         Only one carrier per ticketed passenger, but the kennel may contain two (2) dogs or two (2) cats but they must be the same species, ages between 8-weeks and 6-months, and weigh less than 20 lbs.

·         Service animals are always allowed

·         Pets must be at least 8 weeks old

·         Pets are allowed as checked baggage

·         $100 one way fee

·         Health certificate is not needed for pets traveling in the cabin

 

Midwest Airlines

 

·         Dogs and cats can be checked in a special pet compartment

·         Advanced reservations are required by calling 800-452-2022.

·         $100 one way fee

·         Soft sided carrier is required

·         Only dogs and cats allowed

·         The maximum size of the carrier is 11" high x 18" long

·         Pet must stay in carrier at all times

·         You must present a veterinarian health certificate that includes current vaccination records and is dated within 10 days of travel

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AirTran

 

·         Accepts small, domesticated cats, dogs, and birds that will fit in an approved carrier under the seat.

·         The carrier is limited to a maximum dimension of 8.5” high x 17” long x 12” wide.

·         The carrier must be leak proof and ventilated on at least two sides.

·         No weight restrictions on pets

·         Pet must remain in the carrier and under the seat for the duration of the flight

·         Airfare is $69 one way

·         Only 3 pets allowed per flight

·         Service Animals always welcome

·         AirTran Airways reservations desk 1-800-AIR-TRAN (1-800-247-8726)

·         AirTran does not transport pets as checked baggage.

 

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