When checking a pet, you’ll need to:
- Contact Reservations at least 48 hours prior to travel.
- Check in at the ticket counter.
- Allow extra check-in time (can’t check pets more than 4 hours before your flight)
- Complete a checklist with an agent.
- Provide a health certificate.
How do I book a flight for my pet?
Pet Travel: Tips on Booking an Airline Ticket for You and Your Pet
- Book online, but always contact the airlines prior to booking your flight to verify there is room for your pet in the cabin or cargo hold of that flight.
- Fly direct.
- Consider alternate airports.
How much is a flight for a dog?
If your pet is small enough to fit in a carrier, which goes beneath the seat in front of you, this method of travel by air is far and away your best bet for a safe, worry-free trip. Most of the major airlines are still accepting one pet per passenger at an average cost of $125.00 each way on domestic flights.
Can I purchase a seat for my dog on a flight?
You can’t buy an extra seat for your dog. Traveling with a dog this way, essentially as carry-on luggage, usually incurs a lower fee than if it travels in the belly of the plane. And by the way, a pet in its carrier counts as your carry-on bag.
How can I fly my dog for free?
Federal regulations allow a legitimate emotional support animal, whether it be a dog, a cat, a pot-bellied pig or even a miniature horse in one case, to travel on airplanes in the cabin with the owner, outside of a carrier, and for free if the owner has proper documentation, which means a letter from a doctor or other
What airline has the cheapest pet fee?
For domestic air travel, Frontier and Southwest are among the cheapest for pet fees, at $75 and $95, respectively, for carry-on pets. Neither airline allows you to check a pet in the cargo hold.
Is it safe for dogs to fly in cargo?
Undeniably, cargo is the more dangerous option for pet travel. The safest way for any animal to fly is in the cabin as carry-on luggage, provided that’s an option. Pets must remain in their carriers for the duration of the flight, and so should be able to stand up and turn around comfortably inside them.