Virgin America

Carry-On Pet Policy:

Virgin America is a pet-friendly airline that accepts cats and dogs in the passenger cabin of its aircraft for a $100 fee (per segment). Passengers are limited to one pet carrier per purchased seat. Guests with pets cannot be seated in the exit row, the first row of the main cabin or the first class cabin. In order to travel, puppies and kittens must be at least eight weeks old and weaned. The total weight of your pet and its carrier cannot exceed 20 pounds. Travelers with pets must present a veterinary certificate dated within 30 days prior to departure that indicates that the shots are current and that the date of birth is listed and is verified to be greater than eight weeks of age. Carry-on pets count towards a guest’s carry-on baggage allowance.


Checked Baggage/Cargo Policy:

Pets checked as baggage are not accepted on Virgin America flights.


Carrier Guidelines:

Pet carriers must be properly ventilated, have a floor designed to absorb and retain solids or liquids, be escape-proof, and prevent any part of your pet from protruding from the carrier. Pet carriers may not exceed the dimensions of 18″ long x 15 wide x 8″ high and must fit directly under the seat in front of you. The carrier must have plenty of room for your pet to move around comfortably. Pets must stay enclosed in their carriers while onboard and in the airport terminal.


Pet Reservations:

Because the number of pets permitted on flights are limited, please call reservations at 1-877-359-8474 to make arrangements for traveling with your pet as soon as your travel plans are confirmed. When booking your reservation, you will be advised to contact your veterinarian to determine stations or government requirements for pets to their final destination.

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