As far as airplane travel, large pet dogs shouldn’t be on planes.
If they ride in the cargo area, it can traumatize the dog, and they’re not permitted in the passenger area (unless they fit in a small carrier that can go under the seat in front of you, depending on the airline’s rules and future FAA regulations).
What airlines allow big dogs?
Here are links to pet policies of large U.S. airlines:
- Alaska Airlines.
- American Airlines.
- Delta Air Lines.
- Hawaiian Airlines.
- JetBlue Airways.
- Southwest Airlines.
- United Airlines.
How do large service dogs fly?
Under the airlines cabin rules, the animal must be able to fit on the lab, or under the seat of the passenger. All service animals are expected to be well groomed and well behaved at all times. If your service animal is too large to sit on your lap or at your feet, it can still travel free of charge.
Is it safe for dogs to travel 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. But only animals small enough to fit beneath the seat are allowed: A cat, a rabbit, or a Maltese is fine; a full-grown Labrador isn’t.
Can my dog sit on my lap on the plane?
On-board: On the plane, your small pet dog must remain in the carrier at all times. You cannot remove the animal from the carrier while on the plane. The carrier containing your dog can only go completely under the seat in front of you. Carriers cannot be stored on your lap, in an overhead bin or anywhere else.