Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pet-Friendly Airline Guide

With the holiday season quickly approaching, I thought it would be helpful to have a list of airlines that allow pets on board. I have used United, Continental and Delta without difficulty. If you have a well behaved dog, the flight attendants are usually lax and let your little pal sit on your lap.

AirlineCargo or CabinCostPhone Number
Air CanadaCargo Only$90 each way888-247-2262
Alaska AirBoth$75 each way800-252-7522
American/American EagleBoth$80 each way (cabin); $100 each way (cargo)800-433-7300
American WestCabin Only$80 each way800-428-4322
ContinentalBoth$95 each way (cabin); $119 each way (cargo)800-575-3335
Delta Both$50 each way (cabin); $110 each way (cargo)800-221-1212
Jet BlueCabin only$50 each way800-538-2583
Frontier Cargo only$100 each way800-432-1359
Horizon AirlinesBoth$75 each way800-252-7522
Northwest Airlines Both$80 each way800-225-2525
US AirwaysCabin only$80 each way800-428-4322
United AirlinesBoth$85 each way800-UNITED-1

Max is getting ready for the flight!

Special Rules
Airlines allowing pet travel generally accept most small domesticated pets. Other pets may be accepted with approval. Pets that may travel in the climate-controlled baggage and cargo compartments include: cats, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, household birds, non-poisonous reptiles, pot bellied pigs, rabbits, and tropical fish. Dogs and cats must be at least eight weeks old and must have been fully weaned for at least five days prior to travel.

Specific Breed Concerns
Due to health risks, brachycephalic (shortnose) dogs/cats are only accepted for travel at owner's risk and excess valuation is not available. The following is a list of the affected breeds:
  • Dogs: American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire, Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffin, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Dutch Pug, English Bulldog, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Japanese Boxer, Japanese Spaniel, Pekinese Pug, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Terrier, Bulldog, Pug, Boxer.
  • Cats: Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian.

Don't forget to bring along a health certificate for your pooch dated within 30 days of travel!


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