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Continental is proud of its PetSafe program, which has a 24-hour Live Animal Desk (1-800-575-3335), tracking the pets from origin to destination. It is pricier than other programs, but the cargo area is climate-controlled, allows roomy carriers and has a designated cargo staff. Travelers using PetSafe can even earn miles. The ... Read More

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue really embraced pet-toting travelers when it launched JetPaws last summer. For no additional cost, JetBlue provides a pet carrier bag tag, two TrueBlue points each way, a welcome e-mail and a free pet travel guide. However, like other airlines, JetBlue has hiked its in-cabin pet charge; one-way fees range from $75 to ... Read More


Airtran will not let you break the bank to fly with your pet beside you (well technically, under your seat). It is currently the least expensive airline to fly with your small pet; just $69 each way. Read More

United Airlines

United Airlines loves animals of all kinds. They accept small cats, dogs and birds in the cabin; rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs as checked baggage and other animals including parrots, cockatiels and ferrets, in United Cargo. (Shipping by cargo is for items, like some pets, that you cannot check as baggage. Your pet may or ... Read More

Singapore Airlines

We welcome your pets onboard, but only certain breeds of dogs and cats which are 3 months or older can be accepted as checked baggage at selected airports; (subject to your departure, transit and arriving countries' local requirements and restrictions). Other than domesticated cats and certain breeds of dogs, we are unable to ... Read More

Lufthansa Airlines

Lufthansa will transport your animals in the cabin or cargo of the plane depending on their size and weight. For some breeds of dogs, special transport regulations may apply. The airline also suggests that the passengers be aware of import and export by-laws when transporting pets to other countries.   Carry-On Pet ... Read More

Air Canada

Carry-On Pet Policy: Air Canada allows small cats and dogs (maximum 10 kg / 22 lbs combined weight for the pet and carrier) to travel with their owners in the passenger cabin of Air Canada and Jazz flights. The cost is $50 to $100 per flight based on itinerary on flights to Canada or between Canada and the U.S. The airline ... Read More

Air France

Carry-On Pet Policy: With prior approval from our Customer Service department, you may transport in the cabin: dogs and cats weighing less than 8 kg / 17 lb. (including the transport bag or container). Dimensions of the carrier must be under 115 cm (45 in) with the length, width, and height added together. Guide dogs are ... Read More

Alaska Airlines

Carry-On Pet Policy: Alaska Airlines permits passengers 18 years or older to travel with small pets in the cabin of its aircraft for a fee of $100 each way. A customer may travel with a maximum of two carry-on pet containers in the main cabin when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. Pets allowed in the ... Read More

American Airlines

Carry-On Pet Policy: American Airlines accepts small cats and dogs in the cabin of the aircraft (no other animals are allowed). The fee for pets traveling in the cabin is $125 per carrier (each way), and the combined weight of the pet and carrier may not exceed 20 pounds. Pets must remain completely in the carrier with the ... Read More