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Flights for Dogs

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Flights for Dogs

Are you looking to bring your dog with you on a well-deserved trip abroad but unsure where to start? Well, Alternative Airlines has made it really simple and easy for you to book flights with dogs. Below you'll find a list of popular airlines and their rules for travelling with dogs in the cabin and in the hold as well as FAQ's. There are many reasons why travellers need flights for dogs whether it's because they want to bring their dog on a sunny vacation or if it's because they're looking to permanently relocate to another country.

Please note that flights for dogs are currently unavailable through Alternative Airlines. Keep an eye out for this feature as we're working hard for you to be able to add your dog to your booking.

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How To Book Flights For Dogs

Follow the simple steps below to book flights for Dogs. Please note that flights for dogs are currently unavailable through Alternative Airlines, however, we are working extremely hard to be able to offer you this feature soon.


1. Navigate to the search form at the top of the page and fill in the search form. Then hit the 'Search Flights' button.

2. Once the page has loaded, you'll be shown all the available flights according to the information you entered on the search form. On this page, you'll be able to narrow down your search results by using the filter options. If you wish to fly with a specific airline, you can use the 'Airlines' tab to filter your search.

3. Once you've found the perfect flight for you 'Confirm Selection' and continue to the next page.

4. On the passenger details page, scroll down to the 'Special Baggage' section and select 'View Special Baggage'. Then click the '+' button to add a pet to your booking.

5. Secure your booking with any of the 40+ ways to pay including Buy Now Pay Later options such as Afterpay, Laybuy, Atome and more.

Can I bring my dog on a plane?

Below you'll find a list of some of the airlines and the rules they have for transporting dogs.


American Airlines

Cabin: American Airlines lets you bring 1 kennel as your carry-on baggage.
Hold: Dogs are allowed to be transported as cargo. Please note that there is a limit on the number of pets that can be transported at once. Up to 2 pets may be checked. Pets shouldn't weigh more than 45kg.


Delta Air Lines

Cabin: Delta allows dogs to be transported in the cabin. Your bag must be kept inside a small ventilated pet carrier and should fit under the seat in front of you.
Hold: If your dog is too large to fit under your seat then you must transport them as cargo.


Turkish Airlines

Cabin: Turkish Airlines allows pets weighing less than 8kg to be transported in the cabin
Hold: Dogs weighing more than 8kg must be transported in the hold.


British Airways

Cabin: British Airways doesn't allow dogs on board.
Hold: If you wish to bring your dog with you then they must be transported in the hold of the aircraft.


Emirates

Cabin: Dogs aren't permitted on board unless they are guide dogs.
Hold: Dogs must be at 4 months to be able to travel in the hold. Your pet must not exceed the weight and dimension policies or your pet will be denied onboard.


Air Canada

Cabin: Air Canada permits dogs on board as long as they fit within the carry-on rules.
Hold: Only one dog is allowed per passenger. Dogs must be over 10 weeks old to travel in the hold.


Aegean Airlines

Cabin: Dogs weighing less than 8kg (including the travel container) can be transported in the cabin. Rules may vary depending on the aircraft you travel in.
Hold: Dogs over 8kg must be transported in the hold of the aircraft. 


Lufthansa

Cabin: Dogs weighing less than 8kg can be transported as carry-on baggage. Please note that dogs must be 12 weeks or older to be able to travel (this may vary depending on the destination that you fly to/from)
Hold: Dogs that weigh more than 8kg (including the travel case) must be transported in the hold.


KLM

Cabin: Dogs that weigh less than 8kg and don't exceed the dimensions of 46×28×24 cm can be transported in the cabin. Dogs must be at least 15 weeks old to travel with KLM.
Hold: Dogs can be transported in the hold but they must not weigh more than 75kg including the travel bag.


easyJet

Cabin: easyJet doesn't allow any dogs on board. 
Hold: Dogs are not permitted on board.


Vueling

Cabin: Vueling doesn't allow dogs to be carried in the cabin.
Hold: Dogs aren't allowed on board.


Ryanair

Cabin: Ryanair doesn't allow pets on board.
Hold: Dogs aren't allowed to be transported as cargo.


Jet2

Cabin: Dogs are not allowed on board
Hold: Dogs cannot be carried as cargo.


Spirit Airlines

Cabin: Dogs cannot be transported in the cabin on Spirit Airlines flights
Hold: Dogs aren't allowed to be transported in the hold.

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Flights for Dogs FAQs

What airlines that pet friendly in the UK?

There are a number of pet-friendly airlines that fly to the UK including Emirates, British Airways, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, KLM, and Air Canada among others. Check out our blog to find out the Best Airlines for Pets.

Is it free to bring your pet on a plane?

No. If you wish to bring your pet with you on board then you must pay. The cost of transporting your pet will vary depending on the airline which you fly with.

Can I fly with my dog in the cabin on international flights?

Depending on which airline you're flying with, you may be allowed to carry your dog in the cabin on international flights. Although most airlines will allow you to transport pets in the hold during international flights, some airlines may not allow you to carry your dog as carry-on baggage. Please contact the airline directly to find out the policies for travelling with dogs on international flights.

How much are flights for dogs?

The price of transporting your pet will vary depending on the airline you fly with and the weight of your pet. The price of transporting your pet will vary between $100 to $125 dollars plus any additional charges.

Which airlines allow dogs in the cabin?

Dogs can be transported in the cabin with airlines such as American Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, Air Canada, Turkish Airlines and many more. Dogs can be transported in the cabin on a first-come basis. There will be a limit on the number of dogs that can be transported in the cabin at once.