In-Cabin Pet Flights – Can I take my Dog on the Plane?

In-Cabin Pet Flights – Can I take my Dog on the Plane?

“I’m really looking forward to my flight” is not a quote you’ll hear often, whether for business or pleasure, flying is often a necessary evil for us humans and we get to enjoy the relative luxuries of a seat and if you’re lucky (or pay for reserved seating) a window to peer out of. Imagine how much your pet must feel when they sense a trip to the airport is on the cards?

Most pets have to travel in cargo, in a crate. If you have a dog like this writer, who couldn’t get any closer to you any time of day (a 30kg Viszla sitting on your lap, whist affectionate, is not always comfortable), the thought of putting them in a crate, in cargo is not one to relish. However, there is some good news as some airlines allow you to travel with your pet in the cabin!

Can Pets Travel In-Cabin?

Yes, of course there are restrictions and costs involved but you can take your pooch on the plane! We’ve put together a list of some airlines that allow in-cabin pet travel, whilst this information has been gathered in good faith, we strongly recommend you check with your airline before arriving at the airport to ensure current guidance is provided.
 
Airline
Type of Pet
Max Weight
Cost
International
Notes
Air Canada
small dogs and cats
10kg / 22lb
$50-$100
yes
must stay in carrier under seat in front
Air France
small dogs and cats
7.7kg / 17lb
$150
no
no crate / carrier permitted, not pets in business class
Alaska Air
small dogs, cats, rabbits and birds
9kg / 20lb
$100
yes
min 8 weeks old and weaned
American Airlines
small dogs and cats over 8 weeks old
9kg / 20lb
$125
yes
not permitted on transatlantic or 12 hour+ flights, restirctions on aircraft type
Delta
small dogs, cats and birds (domestic only)
NA
$125 (US domestic) / $200
yes
min 10 weeks old for domestic travel, 16 weeks international
JetBlue
small dogs and cats over 8 weeks old
9kg / 20lb
$100
yes
carrier max size 43x32x22cm
SouthWest
small dogs and cats
NA
$95
no
must fit comfortably in carrier under seat in front
United
small dogs, cats, rabbits and birds
NA
$125
It's complicated
must fit comfortably in carrier under seat in front, cockatoos excluded? - No in cargo pet travel

Pet Air Travel – Only in Las Vegas

And when you thought you’d seen it all, Las Vegas has a habit surprising us, a recent trip via Las Vegas Airport had us in awe of their pet toilets in the terminal! Oh yes, including a post to ‘pee’ against for those dogs that feel the need to ‘cock a leg’ and pee on something!

las vegas airport dog toilet
Las Vegas Airport Dog Reflief Area - Complete with grass and 'pee' post

las vegas airport dog toilet
Las Vegas Airport Dog Toilet Sign - Not your everyday WC sign!

pet relief area airport
Las Vegas Airport Pet Relief Area - Only in Vegas!

Can I take my Dog in a Rental Car?

Of course, once you arrive at your destination you'll want to know if you can take your dog in a rental car? The answer is usually yes, read more here.

And in case you want to see the 30kg Viszla lap dog, here you go;

vizsla lap dog
 
Posted: June 06, 2018 by Global Administrator | with 0 comments
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Posted: June 06, 2018 by Chloe Demaret | with 0 comments
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