Flying With
Furry Friends

Traveling with your pet on an airplane is worrisome and sometimes nerve-wracking. In response, some airlines have changed their policies to make flying easier on you and your beloved pet. Here are our picks for the top five.

Dog in carrier on plane

1

JetBlue

This is one airline where your pet can travel in style. Small pets are permitted to fly in-cabin as long as they're less than 20 pounds and the carrier is smaller than 17 inches long by 12.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high. Booking a pet is $100 each way. The airline provides a free pet-friendly travel guide (specific to your destination) once you land. On top of all that, if you fly JetBlue with your pet often enough, you'll rack up points toward free airfare. For more information, visit jetblue.com.

2

Delta

Delta offers a Delta Pet First service, giving pet owners several options for traveling with pets. Small dogs, household cats and birds can travel in-cabin in an approved carrier. Pets traveling in carry-on carriers are charged a $125 fee each way for domestic flights in the U.S. and Canada. Kennels may be checked for dogs and cats, with the exception of snub-nosed breeds. For more information, visit delta.com.

3

Air Canada

The most recent airline to change its animal flying policy (as of July 1, 2009), Air Canada is now allowing small dogs or cats in their planes' cabins. What's more, the airline has certified, professionally trained animal care staff on hand to help you with any of your pet care needs. For more information, visit aircanada.com.

4

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines goes out of its way to ensure that pet owners and pets have a smooth flying experience. In-cabin pets can fly for $75 per carrier each way in an approved carrier. For a little less than $50, pick up an official branded Southwest Airlines carry-on kennel. As a bonus, two small cats or two small dogs may ride in the same carrier, making this a budget option if your fur babies are small. For more information visit southwest.com.

5

United Airlines

This animal-friendly airline allows almost every type of small animal to board their planes. As long as the animal is small enough, you also can bring him in-cabin with you, storing him in an appropriate holder under the seat in front of you. The only caveat? Certain times of the year carry flight restrictions for certain breeds. Be sure to check their website for more info and to learn about their PetSafe program. For more information, visit united.com.

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MG January 19, 2014 | 10:46 AM

It is ridiculous that a) they want to charge me more for my pet to travel as a carry on under the seat ($95 each way) than for my ticket for a seat on Southwest ($88 each way) and b) that I have to give up a free carry on to do it. I am not taking up any additional room and the weight is actually less than another carry on that I might have brought. What Einstein made that policy and pricing scheme up?

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J Theory August 27, 2013 | 10:31 AM

This list is false! I am relocating to a new state for work and I just tried to book a flight for my 17 year old Cockatiel through Jet Blue and they do not allow birds. They should be number 5 on this list, if at all....

Yi-Fan May 29, 2012 | 10:33 AM

Nice thing for traveling with the pet, I think it is best for the pet to stay along with their master if it is a long trip.

Ella October 22, 2009 | 4:34 PM

I hear Southwest just started allowing pet travel too! I think that they have to be in carry-ons that fit under your seat so the option may only be open to people with cats and/or small dogs, but still... I love traveling on Southwest!

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