Flying with dogs, cats and other animals.

Airline policies for transporting animals by air.

When it comes to flying with pets, airline animal transport policies vary greatly. Firstly, a pet passport is usually required whilst different prices for pet air transportation, as well as weight restrictions and specific pet travel carrier dimensions apply. So, there’s a lot to consider! Before you embark on your journey, you should familiarise yourself with the rules and policies of the airline that you have chosen to fly with. To help you, here are the rules of some of the major airlines with regards to flying with the most popular pets including dogs, cats, birds and rodents (as of June 2014). However, please make sure that you check that the pet transport services of the individual airline have not changed prior to your flight. If you still have doubts, you can contact the airline directly to confirm.

Information on the different airline baggage allowances is also available.

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Austrian Airlines

Pets allowed on Austrian Airlines flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Gewicht: 8 kg / 14 kg
  • Booking: By telephone
  • Pet transport charges: 35 € - 300 €
Austrian Airlines pet air travel policies >
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airberlin

Pets allowed on airberlin flights:

Dogs, cats and rodents

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 55 x 40 x 20 cm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Booking: Online or by telephone at least 48 hrs before departure
  • Pet transport charges: 30€ - 100€
airberlin pet air travel policies >
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British Airways

Pets allowed on British Airways flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: No restrictions
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Booking: By telephone
  • Pet transport charges: 75€ - 200€
Air France pet air travel policies >
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easyJet

Pets allowed on easyJet flights:

No animals are allowed. Only guide or assistance dogs.

easyjet pet air travel policies >
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Germanwings

Pets allowed on Germanwings flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 40 x 40 x 25,5 cm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Booking: Online or by telephone
  • Pet transport charges: 40 €
Germanwings pet air travel policies >
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Iberia

Pets allowed on Iberia flights:

Dogs, cats and small animals (except racoons)

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 45 x 35 x 25 cm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Booking: Online + telephone confirmation
  • Pet transport charges: 25 € - 150 €
Iberia pet air travel policies >
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KLM

Pets allowed on KLM flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 46 x 28 x 24 cm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Booking: Online or by telephone at least 48 hours before departure
  • Pet transport charges: 20 € - 200 €
KLM pet air travel policies >
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Lufthansa

Pets allowed on Lufthansa flights:

Dogs, cats and other animals

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Booking: By phone at least 24hrs before departure
  • Pet transport charges: 35 € - 70 €
Lufthansa pet air travel policies >
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Pegasus

Pets allowed on Pegasus flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 55 x 40 x 20 cm
  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Booking: Calling the Pegasus Ticket Hotline
  • Pet transport charges: 20 € - 150 €
Pegasus pet air travel policies >
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Ryanair

Pets allowed on Ryanair flights:

No animals are allowed. Only guide or assistance dogs on certain routes.

Ryanair pet air travel policies >
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SAS

Pets allowed on Scandinavian Airlines flights::

Dogs, cats and other animals

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 40 x 25 x 23 cm
  • Weight: No restrictions
  • Booking: By phone maximum at least 24hrs before departure.
  • Pet transport charges: 40 € - 85 €
Scandinavian Airlines pet air travel policies >
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SWISS

Pets allowed on SWISS flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 118 cm (circumference)
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Booking: By telephone
  • Pet transport charges: 50 € - 200 €
SWISS pet air travel policies >
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Turkish Airlines

Pets allowed on Turkish Airlines flights:

Dogs, cats and small passerine birds

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Booking: By telephone
  • Pet transport charges: 7 € in Turkey, otherwise upon request
Turkish Airlines pet air travel policies >
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Vueling

Pets allowed on Vueling flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 50 x 40 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Booking: By telephone
  • Pet transport charges: 25 € - 40 €
Vueling pet air travel policies >
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Flybe

Pets allowed on Flybe flights:

Dogs and cats

  • Pet carrier dimensions: IATA approved carriers only (upon request)
  • Weight: Upon request
  • Booking: By email or telephone
  • Pet transport charges: Upon request
Flybe pet air travel policies >
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Monarch

Pets allowed on Monarch Airlines flights:

Not specified

  • Pet carrier dimensions: Upon request
  • Weight: Upon request
  • Booking: By telephone
  • Pet transport charges: Upon request
Monarch Airlines pet air travel policies >
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Thomas Cook Airlines

Pets allowed on Thomas Cook Airlines flights:

Not specifed

  • Pet carrier dimensions: Upon request
  • Weight: Upon request
  • Booking: By email, telephone or fax
  • Pet transport charges: Upon request
Thomas Cook Airlines pet air travel policies >
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Jet2.com

Pets allowed on Jet2.com flights:

No animals are allowed. Only guide or assistance dogs.

Jet2.com pet air travel policies >
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Sun Express

Pets allowed on Sun Express flights:

Dogs, cats and birds

  • Pet carrier dimensions: 50 x 40 x 20
  • Weight: 6 kg in the cabin, animals exceeding 6 kg in the hold
  • Booking: By email or registration form no later than 3 working days before departure
  • Pet transport charges: 20 €/flight in the cabin, 75 €/flight in the hold
Sun Express pet air travel policies >
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Virgin Atlantic

Pets allowed on Virgin Atlantic flights:

Cats and dogs

  • Pet carrier dimensions: Upon request
  • Weight: Upon request
  • Booking: By email or telephone at least a week before departure
  • Pet transport charges: Upon request
Virgin Atlantic pet air travel policies >
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