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.