Traveling with pets can be tricky. If you plan to fly, instead of drive, here are popular pet-friendly airlines to try!
With the exception of a few breed restrictions, American Airlines only allows you to carry-on cats and dogs on most flights, unless longer than 12 hours or flights to/from:
If carrying-on a pet, they must be in a carrier that allows them to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in their kennel. Non-collapsible kennels can be a maximum of 19in x 13in x 9in. Soft-sided collapsible kennels such as Sherpa bags can be larger if they’re made of a water-repellent material, are padded or have nylon mesh ventilation on 2 or more sides. Other mandatory requirements include:
Delta accepts dogs, cats and household birds to be carried-on aboard all U.S flights with the exception of pets traveling to Hawaii. Delta has mapped out the following restriction for carry-on pets:
Jet Blue permits you to fly with one pet in a carrier as your carry-on bag that does not exceed 17″L x 12.5″W x 8.5″H and the combined weight of your pet and the carrier must not exceed 20 pounds. Jet Blue has created the following pet “Travel checklist” for a “smooth trip”:
Southwest Airlines allows you to carry-on small cats and dogs aboard all domestic flight. Travelers are each allowed one carrier, containing up to two cats or dogs of the same species. Soft-sided and hard-sided carriers specifically designed as pet carriers that are leak-proof and well ventilated. The pet carrier must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of the customer and be in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The cat or dog must be able to stand up and move around the carrier with ease. Furthermore, Southwest Airlines does not require a health certificate or any other pet-related documentation to board.
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