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We all have our preferred Airline that we would like to fly with, but when it comes to accepting pets, not all airlines are made equal. Some airlines are happy for you to bring your beloved pet in the hold of the plane, or even have them in the cabin with you if they are small enough, but some airlines will only accept animals if they are guide/support animals.

 

Below is a list of popular airlines and whether or not they allow pets.

British Airways

While pets can be flown in the hold they are not allowed in the cabin with you, unless they are assistance dogs, in which case they can travel with you in the cabin for free. For more information see our page on British Airways.

 

Virgin Atlantic

Like British Airways, pets can be flown in the hold. For more information see our page on Virgin Atlantic.

 

Easyjet

The only animals allowed on Easyjet are service animals and they are only permitted on selected flights.

 

Ryanair

Only assistance dogs are allowed to fly on Ryanair.

KLM

Small cats and dog weighing under 8kg (including the carrier) are allowed to fly in the cabin on most KLM flights. If your pet is heavier than that then they can fly in the hold as long as they weigh less than 75kg. The price will depend on the size and weight of your pet. If you want your pet to fly in the cabin, then you need to call the airline direct, otherwise we are very happy to help.For more information see our page on KLM.

 

Lufthansa

Small cats and dogs under 8kg can fly in the cabin. Larger animals, including bigger dogs and rabbits, can fly in the hold. If you want your pet to fly in the cabin, then you need to call the airline direct, otherwise we are very happy to help.

 

Emirates, Etihad

Both of these airlines will allow the transport of cats and dogs as cargo in the hold, but will not allow them in the cabin.

Flybe

You are allowed cats, dogs, and ferrets on Flybe flights only within the UK, but unless they are an assistant dog they will have to fly in the hold.

Thomson/TUI

Animals weighing under 6kg can be with you in the cabin. Heavier animals must go in the hold. For more information see our page on Thomson/TUI.

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The full list of commercial pet friendly airlines, as found on the gov.uk site are:

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