Some airlines allow passengers to carry their pets in the cabin of a plane if your pet is capable of fitting in an airline-compliant pet carrier under the seat in front of you.
If your pet is a very large animal or something other than a cat or dog or is traveling alone, it will travel as manifest air cargo.
What airlines fly pets alone?
- American Airlines. American Airlines accepts most dogs for cargo shipment, excluding those that are stub-nosed, such as boxers, mastiffs and pugs, as well as pets that have been sedated before the flight.
- Continental. Continental Airlines accepts dogs as cargo as part of its PetSafe program.
- United Airlines.
Can I buy an airplane seat for my dog?
Generally, if your dog in its carrier can fit under the seat in front of you, it can go in the cabin. 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.
How much does it cost to ship a dog?
The average cost to ship a dog within 300 miles is $120 to $250. For longer distance shipments, the average cost is $270 to $500. Check out our cost-to-ship index, for more specific details on dog shipments completed through the uShip marketplace.
How do you fly with pets?
American: You can fly with your pet as checked baggage on certain non-Airbus planes for $200 each way. The ground temperature cannot be below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (except with a letter from your vet), or above 85 degrees. Delta: You can ship your dog or cat as cargo.