If you're planning a trip with your pet, hit up these airlines first
A vacation just isn't a vacation if you spend the entire time worrying about your pet at home, so taking them with you seems like the only way to have a truly enjoyable traveling experience, right? In many ways, yes, but it can be a little tricky finding an airline that will allow your furry friend to fly in-cabin.
We did a little digging and found all the major airlines that allow pets to fly the friendly skies so you can live a jet-set lifestyle without agonizing over a lonely dog or cat left behind.
Type of pets allowed: Domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds (excluding cockatoos)
Max. weight: No limit, but must fit comfortably in carrier under seat (meaning they must be able to stand up and turn around)
Cost: $125 each way with an additional $125 service charge for each stopover of more than four hours within the U.S. or more than 24 hours outside of the U.S.
International?: Rules for international in-cabin pets vary — contact the United Customer Contact Center for info on specific flights; pets are not permitted on flights to, from or through Australia, Hawaii or Micronesia
Once you've decided on the perfect pet carrier, be sure to book your flight reservation early, as many airlines allow only a certain number of in-cabin pets per flight. Before booking any trip, always check with the airline for the most up-to-date information about how to fly in-cabin with your pet.