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If you’re a pet-owner like me, the thought of leaving your beloved friend at home while you’re far away in a distant land is hard enough.  I’m hoping that I’ll be able to bring my dog, Saki, with me on some of my trips.  I’ve thus been doing some research on traveling with pets, and found that these 27 airlines (international and U.S. domestic) all allow pets to fly in-cabin with you. Find the list below, along with some of their policies.

 

The Top 26 Pet-Friendly Airlines


Aeroflot
 (Russian Airlines)

Weight limit: 8 kg (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage

 

AeroMexico

Weight limit: 8 kg (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): not stated

 

Air Canada

Weight limit: 10 kg (22 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $50 or $100 CAD (depending on destination)

 

Air France

Weight limit: 6 kg (13.2 lbs.)
Fee (each way): 200 from/to USA (EUR, USD or CAD, depending on country of departure)

 

Alaska Airlines

Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100

 

Alitalia

Weight limit: 10 kg. (22 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $260 from USA; 200 to USA (EUR, USD or CAD, depending on country of departure)

 

American Airlines

Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $125

 

Asiana Airlines

Weight limit: 5 kg. (11 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage

 

Delta

Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $125

 

Frontier Airlines

Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): counts as either carry-on bag or personal item

 

Iberia

Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage

 

Japan Airlines

Weight limit: 32 kg. (70 lbs.)
Fee (each way): 50 USD to 400 USD depending on destination

 

Jet Blue

Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100
 

KLM

Weight limit: 6 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $20 to $200 depending on destination

 

Korean Air

Weight limit: 5 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage

 

Lufthansa

Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $50 to $100 depending on destination

 

Open Skies

Weight limit: 6 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $196

 

SAS

Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $125 (intercontinental)

 

Swiss Airlines

Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100

 

Southwest Airlines

Weight limit: 4 kg. (10 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $95

 

TAM Airlines (Brazil)

Weight limit: 19 kg. (22 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $50 + excess baggage fee

 

TAP Portugal

Weight limit: 8 kg. (17 lbs.)
Fee (each way): 150€ (intercontinental)

 

Turkish Airlines

Weight limit: 6 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage

 

United Airlines

Weight limit: not stated
Fee (each way): $125

 

U.S. Airways

Weight limit: not stated
Fee (each way): $125

 

Virgin America

Weight limit: 9 kg (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100

 


 

This post was inspired by Petbrosia, a veterinarian-developed pet food company that:
1) formulates food specifically for your pet
2) delivers it directly to your home.

Traveling with Pets | Petbrosia

I started out by filling out a “pet profile” online. I chose to get him the grain-free salmon dog food (you can also choose a chicken protein), and they sent us a 3 lb. bag. He liked it so much he couldn’t get his head out of the bowl. The food is high-quality, U.S.A.-sourced, with real meat and absolutely no animal by-products. They also offer food for kitties.

Traveling with Pets | Petbrosia

It’s $67 for a 20 lb. bag of the grain-free salmon, which breaks down to $16.75 per 5 lbs. You can also schedule the deliveries for whenever you need them. If you’ve got a pet, I encourage you to try it out – plus you can get 35% off a bag with promo code “SAKI15” and free delivery here.

Traveling with Pets | Petbrosia

 


 

Thank you so much for reading. Do you have any tips or stories you can share about traveling with your pets? Leave a comment below!

  • Where does the animal go to the bathroom? Do they travel on your lap? I want to know what you mean they travel in the cabin with you. Thanks!

  • Emily

    Southwest is actually $95 each way. I just traveled Southwest with my dog in May. Pippi, the animal has to be in their cage below the seat in front of you. The cage acts as your 1 carry on. If you choose to take the animal to the bathroom it has to be between flights outside of the airport..I would check with each airline as the prices can change at anytime, and you need to call them to make a reservation for your animal anyways. Good post, I enjoyed reading it.

    • Ah, perfect – thank you for the note! I will go in and update. Thank you for your comment! xx

  • shelby

    I love this! I don’t have a dog yet but will definitely keep this in mind :]

    The Fernweh Wolf / Travel & Lifestyle Blog

  • Nicole W.
  • Is that your puppy? He’s so adorable, makes me wish I had one! 🙁

    Jacqui | Halcyon Jar

    • haha yes! He’s 5 so not quite a puppy but he still acts like one. 😀

  • Duarte Oliveira

    this was really interesting!

    http://www.duartedeoliveirablog.blogspot.com

  • This is really good – I’ve always wanted to travel with my dog and I didn’t think it was even possible without having to put them into the store but this has literally changed my life haha!! Thank you… xx

    • Same here until I realized there were all these options! Especially if you fly domestic within the U.S., most airlines are pretty understanding. It doesn’t even apply to dogs + cats – sometimes they let you bring bunnies and other small pets. 😀

  • Danika Daly

    Frontier is also very good with animals! Each of their planes are dedicated to an animal, so majority of their flight attendants treat you/your pet with extra special care.

  • This was so useful. I have a just got a puppy and found this extremely useful. Only thing is that he is a Lab and would grow very big. I guess Japan Airlines is the only one that fits. But still good to know.

    http://imyownmuse.blogspot.com

  • Alice flies the friendly skies with me alll the time.. most of the time nobody even notices her under the seat in her bag….these days I don’t even want to go places if she cant come too. xoxo

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