Airlines That Allow  Pets In-Cabin

By Diane Mallek

Air Canada

– Types of pets allowed:  Cats and dogs small enough to fit and stay comfortably in their carrier under the seat in front of you (meaning they must be able to stand up and turn around)

Air France

Maximum weight: 17 pounds including transport bag (guide dogs are authorized regardless of their weight); as of November 2017, crates are no longer allowed in the cabin, no matter their dimension

American Airlines

Types of pets allowed: Cats and dogs over 8 weeks of age who are able to sit in a kennel under the seat in front of you for the entire flight. However, American Airlines does not allow brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs of any ‘mix’ as checked pets Maximum weight: 20 pounds including carrier Cost: $125 each way International?: Yes, but no in-cabin pets on transatlantic flights or flights longer than 12 hours


Types of pets allowed: Dogs, cats (domestic and international) and household birds (domestic U.S. only); must be 10 weeks old for domestic travel and 16 weeks for international


Maximum weight: 20 pounds with carrier; the carrier cannot exceed the following dimensions: 17 inches long (43.18 centimeters) x 12.5 inches wide (31.75 centimeters)  x 8 inches high (21.59 centimeters)


International?: No (with the exception of trained assistance and emotional support animals, though no animals allowed to/from Jamaica)

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