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Air Travel With Pets

The Humane Society of the United States recommends that you do not transport your pet by air unless absolutely necessary. If you must transport your pet by air, your best option is to take your pet in the aircraft cabin with you. As long as your pet is a cat or small dog, some airlines will allow you to take the animal on board for an additional fee.

Each airline decides if they will allow you to travel with your pet in the passenger cabin. If the airline does allow you to bring your pet into the cabin, your pet container is considered to be carry-on baggage and must be small enough to fit underneath the seat. To find out about this option, call the airline well in advance of your flight, because there are limits to the number of animals allowed in the cabin area.

Another option available for pet owners is flying with your pet on a chartered plane. Many charter services allow animals, regardless of size, to fly in the cabin as passengers close to their owners.

Visit your veterinarian to be sure your pet is fit to fly
Just about every airline in the world requires documentation from a veterinarian that your pet is in good health before it can board a flight. A veterinarian's checkup should include a general physical examination to check for signs of illness, like coughing or diarrhea. The vet will also make sure your pet's rabies vaccinations and other shots are up to date. Don't visit the vet too early, however. Most airlines require that your pet's clean bill of health be no more than 10 days old.

Tranquilizing Your Pet
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), in most cases cats and dogs should not be given sedatives or tranquilizers prior to flying. An animal's natural ability to balance and maintain equilibrium is altered under sedation, which can be dangerous when the kennel is moved. Whether flying as a cabin or checked pet, animals are exposed to increased altitude pressures, which can create respiratory and cardiovascular problems for dogs and cats which are sedated or tranquilized.

Book a Direct Flight and Other Tips For Pet Air Travel
Book a non-stop flight whenever possible to avoid plane changes; you will avoid the mistakes that occur during airline transfers and possible delays in getting your pet off the plane. Reservations should be made for you and your pet at the same time because airlines often limit how many pets are allowed on each flight.

More Information:

Pets in the Passenger Cabin - Federal Aviation Association (FAA)
Find FAA regulations for taking your pet in the aircraft cabin.

Air Travel with an Assistance Dog
Find the U.S. Government's rules and policies governing the transportation of service animals in the plane cabin.

Traveling with Animals - Federal Aviation Association (FAA)
Find U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements for transporting animals; also, tips for pet owners.

Air Travel and Short-Nosed Dogs - Know the Risks
In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation released statistics that showed short-nosed breeds of dogs—such as pugs, Boston Terriers, boxers, some mastiffs, Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, Shih tzus and bulldogs—are more likely to die on airplanes than dogs with normal-length muzzles. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, short-nosed dog breeds are more prone to respiratory problems under normal circumstances, and not just during air travel. Because of their anatomical abnormalities, short-nosed breeds seem to be more vulnerable to changes in air quality and temperature in the cargo hold of a plane. A number of airlines have bans on allowing snub-nosed dogs and cats to be checked in their planes’ cargo holds. However, traveling with one of those animals in a carry-on bag in the aircraft cabin should be just fine.

Airline Animal Incident Reports
Since 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has required all U.S. airlines that operate scheduled passenger flights to file monthly reports on pets that died or were lost or injured during transport.

Airline Pet Policies

Each airline establishes its own company policy for the proper handling of the animals they transport. There are three ways you can transport your pet via the airlines: Your pet can travel on the plane with you (either in-cabin or in the cargo). In either case, your pet will be considered excess/accompanied baggage and charged accordingly. Some airlines no longer offer this option; You can book your pet on a separate flight. In this case, you will be charged the cargo rate, which is considerably more than excess baggage. Some airlines no longer offer this option; You can have your pet shipped through a licensed commercial shipper. You will be charged the cargo rate plus the shipper's fee. Several airlines require this method unless your pet is small enough to fit in the cabin.

Aegean Airlines
Pets are accepted in the cabin and in the cargo compartment. You are allowed to travel with just one pet, either a dog, cat or dog which will accompany you in the aircraft cabin. If the dog or cat exceeds the 8 kilo weight limit, then it should only be carried in the cargo compartment of the aircraft. The maximum permitted weight for a pet, including the case, is 32 kilos. Only Boeing and Airbus aircraft may carry animals in the cargo compartment.

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus does not accept pets in the aircraft cabin. Only domestic cats, dogs and rabbits will be accepted for carriage on Are Lingus. All animals will be transported in the cargo hold and can be booked on direct flights between Ireland and New York, Boston, Chicago and Orlando on Aer Lingus flights only. Due to industry reports of serious damage to aircraft as a result of dogs becoming loose in aircraft holds, the following breeds of dogs are not to be carried under any circumstances on any Aer Lingus aircraft: Akita, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazillero, Mastiff, Pit Bull, Tosa. When traveling from Ireland to the USA pets (cats & dogs only) can be booked as excess baggage by contacting Aer Lingus reservations.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Cats, dogs and birds are accepted in the aircraft cabin and in the cargo hold. Other animals, such as polecats, ferrets, meerkats, fennec foxes, lorises, hedgehogs, rabbits, marmosets, etc. will be accepted for carriage if they are tamed. Only animals (birds) whose weight together with the cage/skipper does not exceed 8 kg may be carried in the aircraft cabin. The baggage hold can accommodate animals (birds) whose weight together with the skipper exceeds 8 kg.

Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas allows pets in the cabin. This service shall be granted exclusively in domestic segments and only for cats and dogs. Pets (dogs and cats) are also permitted as accompanied baggage on narrow-body aircraft (Boeing 737 and Embraer 190). Aerolíneas Argentinas will not accept the transport as accompanied baggage of breeds of dogs and cats 'brachycephalic', commonly called 'snub-nosed', both in domestic, regional and international flights, in narrow/wide-body aircraft.

AeroMexico
AeroMexico allows pets to travel only on flights under 6 hours. In cabin: Pets allowed within Mexico and to/from the USA, Canada, and Central and South America. As checked: Pets are allowed in the cargo hold, if your dog, cat, or chicken weighs less than 100 lb (45 kg), including the weight of the carrier. As cargo: If your pet weighs more than 100 lb (45 kg) including the weight of its carrier, or if you wish to ship another type of animal, please call the Cargo Department toll free at 1 (800) 368-4226 for more information. Snub-nosed or short-snouted pets are not permitted aboard as they may endure difficulty breathing which may cause excessive stress for the animal. These breeds may travel on Aeromexico Cargo.

Air Algerie
Dogs, cats, birds or other domestic animals are accepted on Air Algérie flights in the cabin and in the hold. Transport of animals in the hold or in the cabin is prohibited on flights to the UK.

Air Canada
Pets (cats and small dogs only) are accepted in the aircraft cabin only on the following flights: a flight operated by Air Canada or Air Canada rouge; or Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air. Pets (cats and dogs only) are accepted in the baggage compartment, on the same flight as you, except on flights to and from Hawaii pets are not accepted in the cabin or the baggage compartment. They must be sent via Air Canada Cargo (AC Live). When your pet has to travel alone, Air Canada Cargo ships a wide variety of animals, from cats and dogs to hatching eggs, insects and tropical fish.

Air Europa
Pets must always be accompanied by their owners or authorized representatives. Dogs, cats, birds (except birds of prey), fish, aquarium turtles and some rodents (hamsters, guinea pigs or small rabbits) are accepted in the cabin. Amphibians, insects, crustaceans, reptiles (except aquarium turtles), rodents (other than hamsters, guinea pigs and small rabbits), ferrets and some breeds of dogs must travel in the aircraft hold.

Air France
Air France transports animal in the cabin, in the hold, and by freight. A dog or cat weighing more than 8 kg / 17 lb and up to a maximum weight of 75 kg / 165.3 lb must be transported in the hold. Snub-nosed dogs and cats, such as pugs, bulldogs, boxers, Shih Tzus and Persian or Burmese cats, are only permitted for transport by freight on flights provided by Air France.

Air India
Small inoffensive domestic pets such as dogs, cats and birds, accompanied by valid Health and Rabies vaccination certificates, will be accepted on Air India domestic flights in the cabin or in cargo hold at owner's risk and subject to requirements of the carrier. Carriage of pets will not be permitted on nonstop flight operated by Air India on the India – USA - India route.

Air Malta
Pets (small dogs or cats) are accepted in the passenger cabin, as accompanied checked in baggage, and in the cargo hold.

Air New Zealand
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin. Air New Zealand does allow domestic pets - cats and dogs (excluding any transported for profit e.g. racing greyhounds) and small caged birds to travel as checked in baggage on all domestic services. Any other type of domestic pet or livestock, or unaccompanied pet, may be transported as cargo.

Alaska Airlines
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin and in the baggage and cargo compartments. Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Brachycephalic or "short-nosed" dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, Ravn Alaska, or PenAir), but may still travel in the cabin. Alaska Airlines accepts most small domesticated pets in the baggage and cargo compartments. Other pets may be accepted with approval. Pets that may travel in the climate-controlled baggage and cargo compartments include cats, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, household birds, non-poisonous reptiles, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, and tropical fish. All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, Ravn Alaska, and PenAir) are required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of outbound travel. Alaska Airlines accepts only cats or dogs for travel to and from Hawaii. Because of Hawaii's unique status as the only rabies-free state, there are additional requirements for travel. Only dogs and cats will be accepted when traveling to the United States from a non-US location, and for travel to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.

Alitalia
Pets -- cats, dogs and ferrets -- are accepted in the aircraft cabin and in the aircraft hold. In order to prevent the spread of avian (bird) flu, the EU and the Ministry of Health have placed a total ban on the importation of birds from Asia, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, Romania and the Balkan Peninsula. No pets can travel to the United Kingdom or Ireland. Due to structural constraints, pets in cabin service may not be available on all aircrafts in every class.

All Nippon Airways
Pets are not accepted in the cabin, but will be carried in the cargo section. ANA accepts carriage of dogs, cats, birds and other small animals such as rabbits, hamsters and ferrets. Short-nosed dogs are not accepted during June 1st-September 30th every year. Cold blooded animals (such as turtles and lizards), reptiles and fishes are not accepted. Passengers with dogs and cats: You must submit advance notification to the Animal Quarantine Service of Japan (AQS) at least 40 days prior to arrival in Japan. For dogs or cats imported from rabies-free countries or regions, the quarantine period will be completed within 12 hours if you have an export certificate that the animal is fitted with a microchip of ISO standards. Please note that the maximum quarantine period will be 180 days in case the conditions does not meet the regulations.

Allegiant Air
Allegiant accepts live animals/pets (domestic cats and dogs only) in the passenger cabin of the aircraft on flights within the contiguous 48 United States and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Allegiant does not accept live animals/pets on flights to or from Hawaii.

American Airlines
Pets are accepted in the cabin, as checked baggage, or transported with American Airlines Cargo. Cats and dogs are the only types of pets accepted on American Airlines. Pets in the cabin are accepted on flights within the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Croix; and to or from the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central American and some destinations in South America provided the country of arrival permits entry. Pet cabins, where pet owners may easily secure a carrier, with a pup or cat inside, are available in first class only. There are two cabins per plane, each accommodating one four-legged flyer, on select flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), and JFK and San Francisco (SFO). Carry-on pets are not allowed to/from Hawaii or transatlantic/transpacific destinations or to/from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela. Pets will not be accepted for flights over 12 hours or on flights traveling to the United Kingdom. American Airlines requires a health certificate for the acceptance of pets for travel as checked baggage. Valid health certificates must be issued by a veterinarian. Checked pets will only be able to connect through a hub city. Certain dog breed restrictions apply; American Airlines will not accept brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs and cats as checked luggage. Checked pets cannot be accepted when the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees C) or below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary.

Asiana Airlines
Pets (dogs, cats and birds only) are accepted in the aircraft cabins. Other animals like goldfish and turtles cannot be transported by passenger planes, and must be transported by cargo carriers. Transportation of pets as checked baggage may be restricted in cold weather for the health and safety of pets. Transportation of short-nosed dogs as checked baggage is restricted from July 1 to September 30.

Austrian Airlines
Small dogs and cats are accepted in the aircraft cabin. Larger animals are accepted in the cargo hold. Pets travelling to the United Kingdom and Hong Kong may only be transported as cargo.

Avianca
Dogs and cats are accepted in the cabin and in the cargo hold. If you are flying within Colombia, you can transport ornamental birds in the plane’s cabin, roosters can travel in the hold as checked baggage.

Bangkok Airways
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin, but are accepted in the hold. Dogs and cats are the only types of pets accepted.

British Airways
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin. Pets must be booked to travel with IAG World Cargo, and they will be carried in the aircraft hold. OpenSkies is a BA subsidiary that operates direct flights between Paris and New York. If your cat or dog weighs less than 6kg (13.2lb) they can travel with you in Eco (economy) and Prem Plus (premium economy). British Airways is part of the Pet Travel Scheme which allows cats and dogs to travel between some countries and UK airports avoiding quarantine.

Brussels Airlines
Only dogs and cats are accepted in the aircraft cabin. Brussels Airlines doesn't accept any pets in cabin on its flights to the United Kingdom. Birds, fish, rabbits and rodents (e.g. guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.) are not permitted in the passenger cabin on Brussels Airlines flights; these animals may only be transported as Cargo.

Cape Air
Pets are accepted in the cabin on Cessna 402 flights. Only one pet per aircraft may be booked confirmed space. Live animals are approved for travel on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets are not allowed on any flights operated with the Britten-Norman Islander. For travel only between Hyannis, New Bedford, Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, dogs may be transported with or without a kennel. Cats always need to be in kennels.

Cathay Pacific
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin. Most pets can join you on board as check-in baggage, but some countries have certain restrictions when it comes to animals on aircraft. Unaccompanied pets or pets not acceptable as check-in baggage must be shipped through cargo. Cathay Pacific does not accept brachycephalic (snub-nosed, short snout or flat face) animals, including Brachycephalic dogs and cats, either as check-in baggage or cargo carriage.

China Airlines
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin, but are accepted as checked baggage. Transporting pets as baggage is a service that is only available on flights directly operated by China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines. China Airlines restricts certain dog breeds.

Cobalt Air
Pets are accepted in the cabin, as checked baggage and in cargo. If the pet is flying as checked baggage or cargo, it will travel in a pressurized and temperature controlled compartment right under the cabin. Unaccompanied or very large pets will travel as manifest cargo in the hold. This applies also for any animal transportation from/to UK.

Copa Airlines
Dogs and cats are accepted as carry-on in the cabin. Birds are not accepted as either carry-on or cargo on international flights and domestic flights within Panama. All pets that do not fall within these parameters will not be accepted as carry-on luggage. Pets are not allowed in Business Class. If you are traveling with a pet that does not meet the requirements for traveling in the cabin, please contact Copa Pets department. Copa Pets does not accept pets if your itinerary includes interline segments or a connection on an airline other than Copa Airlines.

Czech Airlines
Only dogs and cats may be transported in the aircraft cabin. A dog, cat or ferret can be transported in the airplane hold as a checked baggage (other animals are only transported as cargo).

Delta Airlines
Dogs, cats and household birds are accepted in the aircraft cabin. Household birds are only permitted to travel on domestic U.S. flights. Delta does not accept pets as checked baggage, but will continue to transport allowable pets in aircraft cabins. Delta will also accept shipment of pets for travel within the United States as freight through Delta Cargo. Only warm-blooded mammals and birds considered to be personal pets or show/exhibition animals will be accepted in the cargo hold. Delta and Delta Cargo will no longer accept warm blooded animals on flights with an average flight time of greater than 12 hours. Delta Airlines Pet Travel FAQs

El Al Airlines
Pets – dogs, cats and exotic birds only -- will be accepted in the cabin with an accompanying passenger. Pets will not be accepted in the passenger cabin accompanied by a passenger on flights to London, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Australia. On these flights, pets will be sent in the hold of the aircraft as cargo. Pets weighing over 8 kilograms (including container) will be accepted for carriage in the hold of the aircraft only.

Elite Airways
Elite Airways provides charter and scheduled service throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and South America. Pets are allowed in the cabin as long the carrier fits under the seat in front of you (less than 16” x 17” x 8”).

Emirates Airlines
Animals are not permitted in the cabin of Emirates flights, with the exception of falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan. For all itineraries terminating in Dubai, animals must be transported as cargo. For all other itineraries, falcons, cats, dogs and pet birds can be transported as checked baggage in the hold, provided the total journey time (including any transit time) is less than 17 hours, and all appropriate conditions are met.

Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways accepts the carriage of falcons in the main aircraft cabin and as checked baggage. All other pets are accepted only as manifested cargo and are not permitted within the aircraft cabin or checked baggage. Pets are not accepted on transit flights through Abu Dhabi.

Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines accepts pets (cats and dogs) in the cabin on all Ethiopian Q-400 aircrafts. Pets shipped as cargo may be carried in the baggage compartment(s).

Finnair
Finnair will transport pets either in the cabin or in the hold of the aircraft. Small cats, dogs, rabbits and rodents may be carried in the cabin with certain restrictions. Animals that cannot be transported inside the cabin will be transported in appropriate containers in an air-conditioned area of the hold of the aircraft. All unaccompanied animals are also shipped as cargo.

Frontier Airlines
Domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, or small household birds are accepted in the cabin on all domestic Frontier flights, and on international flights to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Pets are not accepted on flights to and from Jamaica. Domesticated dogs and cats only may be carried to or from international destinations. Frontier does not accept pets as checked baggage.

Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines accepts certain animals for transport in the cabin of the aircraft, as checked baggage and in cargo. Pets - only small domesticated dogs and cats - are accepted in the cabin on inter-island flights and flights leaving the State of Hawaii. Pets are not accepted in the cabin on flights arriving into the State of Hawaii due to Quarantine requirements. HA accepts domesticated dogs, cats and birds as checked baggage in the cargo compartment of the aircraft with a fee. Carriage of any other animal as checked baggage in the cargo compartment of the aircraft is prohibited. Pets traveling as checked baggage are strictly prohibited on all International flights (with an exception for Pago Pago, American Samoa) and flights to/from New York.

Iberia
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin and as baggage in the hold. Iberia does not permit the transport of weasels (ferrets, pine martens, etc.)

Icelandair
Pets are not accepted in the cabin. All pets transported on Icelandair travel in specially climate controlled transport areas in the cargo area of the aircraft.

Japan Airlines
Pets are not accepted in the cabin; pets traveling on Japan Airlines will be accommodated in the cargo compartment of the aircraft. Dogs and cats over the age of 8 weeks are accepted in the cargo compartment. To inquire regarding the transport of other types of animals (birds, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, marmots, chipmunks, squirrels and chinchillas), please contact JAL Reservations. JAL does not accept French Bulldogs and Bulldogs throughout the year, as they have difficulty in adjusting body temperature.

Jet Airways India
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin. Carriage of dogs and cats on board all Jet Airways flights as checked baggage or shipped via Cargo) will not be permitted until further notice. Live animals will be carried in the cargo hold only and cannot be carried in the cabin. Jet Airways accepts birds and rabbits as checked–in baggage or cargo on domestic flights within India (except ATR-operated flights).

JetBlue
JetBlue's JetPaws is an exclusive program designed to give owners all the tips and tools they need for a smooth trip with their pet. JetBlue gladly accepts small cats and dogs in the aircraft cabin on both domestic and international flights, with the exception of flights to Jamaica (MBJ and KIN), Barbados (BGI), St Lucia (UVF) the Cayman Islands (GCM) and Trinidad & Tobago (POS). Only one pet per customer is allowed. Pets are not accepted on interline bookings (single itinerary containing both JetBlue and partnership airline segments). To book your pet, call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583). Pets cannot be booked online. JetBlue does not ship live animals as cargo or in the bellies of any aircraft.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Pets are accepted in the cabin, as check-in baggage, and in cargo. A small cat or dog can be taken into the Economy Class cabin of most KLM flights, and in Business Class on most KLM flights within Europe. Cats and dogs may travel as check-in baggage in a special ventilated part of the aircraft. Snub-nosed animals such as boxers, pugs, bulldogs, Pekinese and Persian cats may only be transported as cargo. KLM is unable to transport English and French bulldogs, Boston terriers and pugs in the hold or as cargo. To transport your pet as cargo you should contact a specialised cargo agent. You can find a list of cargo agents in the Netherlands at the AIR FRANCE-KLM Cargo website.

Kenmore Air
Kenmore Air operates scheduled and charter seaplane and land plane service to destinations throughout western Washington and southwestern British Columbia, as well as seaplane sightseeing tours around Seattle. Cats and dogs are accepted in the aircraft cabin; there is a limit of one pet per flight. Pets can be flown across the US/Canada border, with some restrictions and some extra paperwork.

Korean Air
Pets (dogs, cats and birds only) are accepted in the cabin and the cargo compartment. Other animals such as rabbits, hamsters and snakes are not allowed in cabin or as checked baggage. Please enquire at a cargo agency for transportation. Fierce dogs (as defined by the Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries), animals that are violent, on medication, ill, have a strong odor or are pregnant will not be allowed on the aircraft.

LATAM Airlines
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin and in the cargo hold. Only cats and dogs over 8 weeks old can travel in the cabin. Other animals may be transported via LATAM Cargo. Dogs of the “American Bully” breed and cats of the “Cat Breeds (all types)” will not be admitted aboard for transportation as animals in the hold, since these breeds are regarded as dangerous and brachycephalic animals respectively.

Lufthansa Airlines
Pets (small dogs and cats) are accepted in the cabin. Dogs and cats, who weigh more than 8 kg including their transport container, as well as hares and rabbits, may be transported under certain conditions as excess baggage in the aircraft’s air-conditioned cargo hold. Lufthansa will not transport 10 breeds of snub-nosed dogs (or mixed breeds thereof) in the cargo hold if the temperature exceeds 27°C or 80°F at the originating or destination airport. Unaccompanied animals can be checked in with Lufthansa Cargo.

Mokulele Airlines
Hawaii interisland airline offering flights to 5 Hawaiian islands. Household pets, such as a dog or cat, may travel with you in the passenger cabin. Only one pet per passenger is allowed in the cabin. Pets cannot be transported in the baggage compartment.

Norwegian Air Shuttle
Pets are accepted in the cabin and in the cargo hold. Small cats or dogs can travel in the cabin on domestic flights in Norway (Svalbard excluded), Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Spain. Cats and dogs can travel in the cargo hold on the following flights: Flights between Schengen countries; Flights to/from Svalbard (dogs only). Cats are not accepted for transport to/from Svalbard. Cats and dogs can travel in the cargo hold on connecting flights within Norway (excluding to/from Svalbard) via Oslo Gardermoen, Bergen Flesland and Trondheim Værnes.

Qatar Airways
Pets are not accepted in the cabin. Qatar Airways allows you to carry one falcon in the Economy Class cabin of an aircraft, and a maximum of six falcons are permitted within the Economy Class cabin of any one aircraft. Qatar Airways accepts domesticated dogs, cats and birds as checked baggage, either on your flight or on a separate one.

Quantas
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin, but may travel in the baggage and cargo compartments. On Australian domestic flights, you can book your pet travel at the same time as you book your own. On international flights or the domestic sector of international flights, or if you are not travelling with your pet, your pet must be sent as freight. Quarantine regulations apply for international destinations and for Western Australia, Tasmania, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and Thursday Island.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines International
Pets (cats or dogs) are accepted in the aircraft cabin provided you make a reservation and obtain authorization in advance. Animals other than cats and dogs are accepted to fly in the cargo hold only.

Singapore Airlines
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin. In general, there are 2 ways for your pet to travel: Accompanied (as part of checked baggage), available only for cats and certain breeds of dogs and available only for selected airports; Unaccompanied - This alternative pet travel service allows you to check-in and collect your pet from the cargo terminals at your flight's departure and arrival airports. Other than cats and dogs, all other pets must be carried unaccompanied. Animals prohibited from travel on all flights include all snub-nosed dogs and all birds, except for farmed ostriches, emus, and birds shipped between government zoos.

SkyWest Airlines
Pets are accepted in the aircraft cabin. For pets as checked baggage, maximum kennel size accepted is limited to a reservation of one large kennel, or two small or medium per flight. SkyWest does not accept extra-large or giant kennels. Reservations are required.

Southwest Airlines
Pets (small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs) are accepted in the aircraft cabin. Animals are not allowed to travel in-cabin on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Under no circumstances will pets be accepted in the cargo bin. Southwest Airlines will only carry pets in the cabin; pets are not permitted as checked baggage. Reservations for small cats and dogs can only be booked by calling Southwest Airlines at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792). Pets will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Southwest Airlines Pets FAQs

Spirit Airlines
Domestic dogs, cats and small household birds (except to/from Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.) are accepted in the aircraft cabin on all domestic flights including Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Spirit Airlines does not accept pets for travel in the cabin on international flights and does not transport pets in cargo at any time. Exotic pets such as snakes, spiders, rodents, etc. will not be accepted.

Sun Country Airlines
Sun Country accepts cats and dogs as carry-on on select flights within the 48 contiguous United States. Pets will not be accepted on connecting flights or on stopover flights greater than five hours in duration. Sun Country Airlines also accepts cats and dogs as checked baggage on select flights within the 48 contiguous United States (except New York). Pets are not accepted on international flights or on connecting or multi-stop flights.

Swiss International Air Lines
Pets (dogs and cats) are accepted in the cabin, in the baggage compartment, and as freight. Dogs and cats as well as hares and rabbits that weigh more than 8 kg (weight including transport container) travel in the hold. Animals other than dogs, cats, rabbits and hares are not allowed to travel in the hold. Certain species may be transported as cargo. Animals travelling to the following countries can only be transported as freight –– Ireland, Great Britain, Kenya, South Africa, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. Transporting animals to India is strictly forbidden.

Thai Airways
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin, but are accepted as checked baggage. Thai Airways also accepts unaccompanied pets as cargo; this service allows passengers to transport other pets, not only dogs and cats. Thai Airways bans certain dog breeds from acceptance as either checked baggage cargo.

Turkish Airlines
Pets are accepted in both the cabin and cargo compartments. Pets such as cats and dogs or caged birds like parrots and canaries can be carried in the flight cabin as long as there are no passengers who have provided a medical report stating they are allergic to animals. Pet parrots cannot be carried in the cabin, but can be carried in the cargo bay. Some dogs are considered dangerous and will not be admitted on Turkish Airlines flights. Turkish Airlines bans certain dog breeds.

United Airlines
Pets (domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds) are accepted in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. Pets are not permitted on flights to, from or through Australia, Hawaii (animals are accepted as cargo only) or Micronesia (including Guam). Rules for international in-cabin pet acceptance vary widely -- contact United Reservations for assistance and more information about international in-cabin pet acceptance. PetSafe®, United's specially designed program for transporting animals that are not eligible to travel in the aircraft cabin, offers airport-to-airport delivery for animals and features a 24-hour live animal desk, the ability to track pets from origin to destination and more. United Airlines does not accept certain short-nosed dog breeds as either checked baggage or cargo at any time; other short-nosed dog breeds are not accepted for travel from May 15 through September 15.

Virgin America
Pets (cats and dogs) are accepted in the aircraft cabin. Guests with pets cannot be seated in the Main Cabin Select seats or the First Class cabin. Virgin America does not accept animals as cargo or checked baggage.

Virgin Atlantic
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin. All pets travel in the cargo hold, which is heated and air-conditioned just like the cabin. Virgin Atlantic can only accept cats and dogs. However, snub or pug nose breeds like Pekingese or Persians, or any dog listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act are not accepted. Virgin Atlantic will not accept any pets who are under sedation. Pets can fly to and from the following destinations: Atlanta, Antigua, Barbados, Boston, Dubai, Hong Kong, JFK, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, St Lucia, and Washington. WestJet Cargo accepts pets travelling on their own. If you wish to transport an unaccompanied pet, please contact WestJet Cargo for rates and information at 1-866-952-2746 (1-866-WJCARGO).

WestJet
WestJet accepts small pets in the cabin and as checked baggage on most international flights. Dogs and cats are not accepted on flights to, from or through Barbados, Hawaii, Ireland, Jamaica or the United Kingdom in carry-on or checked baggage. Although WestJet accepts pets other than cats and dogs, other animal types (species) may not be permitted or may have additional entrance requirements for other countries. Due to extreme heat, on certain flights pets are not accepted in checked baggage annually from May 1 to October 31. WestJet Cargo accepts pets travelling on their own. If you wish to transport an unaccompanied pet, please contact WestJet Cargo for rates and information at 1-866-952-2746 (1-866-WJCARGO).