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Top U.S. Airlines That Allow Pets in Plane



Many people are hesitant to leave their pet at home while they travel. Airlines have started to realize that lots of people would simply fly with another carrier rather than not fly using their pets and hence are finding ways to accommodate pets in the air. Many airlines will not allow a pet to board the plane at all, while some will allow your pet to ride in the cargo hold area of the plane and others will allow small pets to ride in the cabin area of the plane, beneath your seat. Pet-friendly flights allow you to take to the skies with your pet without worrying about boarding the pet at a kennel or hiring a dog sitter. All airlines that permit pets to travel by air will even require that you get yourself a certificate out of your veterinarian that certifies the animal to become healthy which your pet has already established all its shots and it is up to date with immunizations. The certificate must be under thirty days old more often than not. So, we are going to consider here some of the top pet friendly airlines.

Top-US-Airlines-That-Allow-Pets-in-Plane



AirTran
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : 6
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : none
• Carrier Size : 8.5Hx18.5Lx13.5W
• Cost : $95 per pet carrier

Alaska
• Type of Pets Allowed : Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Household Birds.
• Pets in Cabin : 1 in First & 5 in Coach
• Pet Per Passenger : 2 (only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same passenger)
• Maximum Weight : none
• Carrier Size : 7.5Hx17Lx12W (Hardsided) and 9.5Hx17Lx12W (Softsided)
• Cost : $100 per pet carrier

Allegiant
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : No Limit
• Pet Per Passenger : 2
• Maximum Weight : none
• Carrier Size : 9Hx19Lx16W
• Cost : $100 per pet carrier

American Airlines
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : 2 in First & 5 in Coach
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : 20 lbs. total
• Carrier Size : 9Hx19Lx13W
• Cost : $175 (Checked Pet) and $125 (Cabin Pet) per pet carrier

Delta
• Type of Pets Allowed : Dogs, cats (domestic and international) and household birds (domestic U.S. only)
• Pets in Cabin : 2 in First & 4 in Coach
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : No Limit
• Carrier Size : Varies
• Cost : $50 to $180 per pet carrier (subject to kennel size)

Frontier
• Type of Pets Allowed : Dogs and Cats
• Pets in Cabin : 10
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : No Limit
• Carrier Size : 10Hx24Lx16W
• Cost : $75 or $125 (depending on fare option)

Hawaiian Airlines
• Type of Pets Allowed : Dogs or Cats in cabin and Household Birds in luggage.
• Pets in Cabin : 5 total (B-717); 2 in First, 5 in Coach (B-767 and A330)
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : 25 lbs. total
• Carrier Size : 9.5Hx16Lx10W
• Cost : $35 (Neighbor Island) and $175 (Hawaii to North America)

JetBlue Airlines
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : Limited Number
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : 20 lbs. total
• Carrier Size : 8.5Hx17Lx12.5W
• Cost : $100 per pet carrier

Southwest Airlines
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : 6
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : 20 lbs. total
• Carrier Size : To fit under-seat space measurements
• Cost : $95 per pet carrier

Spirit Airlines
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : 4
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : No Limit
• Carrier Size : 9Hx18Lx14W
• Cost : $100 per pet carrier

Sun Country Airlines
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : 4
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : 16 lbs.
• Carrier Size : 8Hx16Lx11W
• Cost : $125 (advance reservation) and $199 (walk-up) per pet carrier

United
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and Household Birds
• Pets in Cabin : 1 in First/Business and 4 in Economy
• Pet Per Passenger : Not Specified
• Maximum Weight : To fit under-seat space measurements
• Carrier Size : 7.5Hx17.5Lx12W (hardsided) and 11Hx18Lx11H (softsided)
• Cost : $125 per pet carrier

U.S. Airways
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats, Dogs and Household Birds
• Pets in Cabin : 6
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : To fit under-seat space measurements
• Carrier Size : 8Hx17Lx16W (hardsided) and 10Hx17Lx16W (softsided)
• Cost : $125 per pet carrier

Virgin America
• Type of Pets Allowed : Cats and Dogs
• Pets in Cabin : 6
• Pet Per Passenger : 1
• Maximum Weight : 20 lbs
• Carrier Size : 8Hx18Lx15W
• Cost : $100 per pet carrier

The best airlines for pets are listed above determined by the breath of the policy for the transported pets such as in the cabin, cargo or checked baggage.



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