The 10 most pet-friendly airlines 2018
Traveling with a pet can be a hassle — or in worst-case scenarios, fatal.
In light of recent stories about dogs dying on flights, the thought of traveling with your pet might not be a reassuring one. But some airlines are extra accommodating when it comes to flying with animals, from allowing a wide range of pets to providing disposable carrying cases.
Comparethemarket.com analyzed 52 airlines to determine the 10 best ones to fly with your pet, examining the conditions and rates of their respective pet policies. Here are the 10 most pet-friendly airlines, in no particular order.
You can bring a dog or cat weighing no more than 17 pounds into the cabin with prior approval from customer service. Rates range from $35 to $234 depending on the flight.
On regular British Airways flights, only service dogs are allowed in the cabin and fly for free. On its affiliates OpenSkies and SUN-AIR, dogs or cats under 13.2 pounds can fly in the cabin for $196 each.
Dogs, cats, and rabbits under 17 pounds are allowed in the cabin. Prices range from $58 to $193 depending on the flight.
Cats and dogs weighing less than 13.2 pounds can fly in the cabin. Rates range from $57 to $83 depending on the flight.
Service dogs fly in the cabin free of charge. Otherwise, passengers should contact the airline directly to arrange their pets’ travel.
Dogs, cats, goldfinches, parrots, and canaries are allowed to travel in the cabin and are subject to the airline’s excess baggage fees.
Dogs, cats, and ferrets under 17 pounds are allowed to travel in the cabin. If you don’t have a case, Aegean can provide you with a disposable pet-friendly box at the airport. Charges range from $23 to $199 depending on the flight.
“Domestic and tamed” pets such as cats, dogs, and birds under 17 pounds are allowed in the cabin. Other animals are allowed if they are tamed. Rates are the same as those for excess baggage.
Dogs, cats, birds (except birds of prey), fish, aquarium turtles, and some rodents (hamsters, guinea pigs or small rabbits) are allowed in the cabin. Fares range from $27 to $165 depending on the flight.
Dogs, cats, birds (excluding birds of prey), fish, and turtles/tortoises are allowed in the cabin and cost either $35 or $52 depending on the flight.