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what are the principles for flying with a pet?

Folks planning to journey to or from France by airplane with their pet needs to be conscious that completely different airways impose completely different circumstances of carriage. 

The Route générale de l’Aviation civile (DGAC) advises that passengers test these circumstances earlier than shopping for their flight ticket, and inform the airline that they’re planning on travelling with their animal as some corporations solely permit a sure variety of pets on every flight.

It’s usually potential so as to add a pet to your flight on-line by managing your reserving after paying for the essential ticket.

Additionally it is advisable to name the airline no less than 72 hours earlier than the flight to substantiate that your pet can be travelling with you. 

Most airways will solely permit canine or cats so for those who want to journey with a chook or a hamster, you should test with the provider in query. 

Canines included inside Class 1 on France’s harmful canine listing – comparable to pit bulls or mastiffs – will not be allowed to journey by airplane. 

Snub-nosed canine breeds comparable to boxers and bulldogs ought to solely journey if a vet decides that it’s protected to take action as they usually endure from respiratory difficulties. 

It’s essential to additionally make it possible for the animal has a legitimate European pet passport or equal, and that it has had all the needed vaccinations and/or checks for the nation you’re visiting. 

Some airways will permit small animals – in addition to information canine – into the cabin. You will discover out whether or not that is the case by getting in contact with the airline. It’s best to ask too for the utmost permitted animal weight.

Pets not allowed within the cabin should journey within the maintain, not with the bags however with a pressurised, heated and ventilated area the place their cages will not be allowed to maneuver about. 

The cage through which your animal travels will need to have air flow holes and be large enough that the pet can flip round and lie down comfortably. Chances are you’ll need to repair feeders or animal water bottles to the within, however keep away from bowls which might spill their contents. 

You may also label the within of the cage with the title of the animal, their microchip quantity, your title, phone quantity and vacation spot handle. It needs to be famous that chains will not be allowed when travelling by air.

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Particular person airline guidelines 

Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM states that an animal should be greater than 15 weeks outdated and have had all required vaccinations updated to be able to journey. 

Canines and cats who weigh lower than 8kg – together with their carry case – might journey within the cabin. 

Inflexible cages will not be allowed within the cabin so this bag should be of a selected kind: sealed however with air flow holes and never exceeding 46 x 28 x 24cm in measurement. This bag is taken into account as further hand baggage and so can be chargeable.

For journey within the maintain, the animal should be contained inside a inflexible cage with air flow holes. 

Every passenger might solely journey with one animal, and pets will not be allowed in Enterprise class cabins on intercontinental flights. 

Snub-nosed canine and cats might not journey within the maintain, Class 1 harmful canine are banned and people in Class 2 – comparable to Rottweilers and Tosas – are solely permitted on freight flights. 

Passengers can be charged: 

  • €80 for placing an animal within the maintain and €40 for bringing one into the cabin on home flights 

  • €75 for the maintain and €30 within the cabin on intra-Caribbean flights 

  • €200 within the maintain and €55 within the cabin for European and Europe-North Africa flights 

  • €75 within the maintain and €55 within the cabin for flights to sure abroad territories 

  • €400 within the maintain and €125 within the cabin for all different flights.

Delta Airways

Small canine, cats and home birds can journey within the cabin on Delta flights, usually for the value of a single ticket, to be paid at check-in. 

The animal should be able to travelling calmly in a carry case positioned below the passenger’s seat.

They need to even be no less than 16 weeks outdated if travelling to the US. 

Passengers might solely carry one carry case every. Snub-nosed canine and cats will not be permitted.

The cost for pets is usually round €200 on worldwide flights. 


Ryanair solely accepts information canine and different help canine, and even these animals are banned on flights to or from Morocco and Israel. 


EasyJet solely permits information canine to journey on its planes, and never on flights to or from Egypt, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, Morocco or Turkey.

British Airways 

Information canine can journey freed from cost on British Airways flights, though solely a restricted variety of them can come into the cabin. 

Any pets getting on board should be within the maintain, and their transport is organised by a service known as PetAir UK. Costs depend upon the animal measurement and kind. 

It needs to be famous that emotional help canine are classed as pets by British Airways and so can not journey within the cabin. 


Vueling will take canine, cats, birds (besides birds of prey) and tortoises within the cabin, however they should be carried in a delicate case whose dimensions don’t exceed 45 x 39 x 21cm and which doesn’t weigh greater than 10kg with the animal inside. 

These pets are solely allowed to journey if they won’t disturb or show harmful to different passengers. Subsequently, if they’re prone to have accidents throughout the flight – for instance – they need to not journey. 

Information canine are allowed on Vueling flights and are topic to completely different guidelines. 

It needs to be famous that no animal is allowed to journey within the maintain of a Vueling airplane.

Vueling fees €40 for pets on home flights and €50 for worldwide flights. 


Transavia permits pets older than three months and 21 days to journey on board its planes. Within the cabin, pets should be in a versatile provider below the seat in entrance of the passenger, and shouldn’t be moved throughout the flight. 

The provider ought to measure 40 x 30 x 24cm most and will weigh not more than 8kg with the animal inside. It also needs to be absolutely closeable, with air holes and plastic home windows permitting you to see the animal. 

For a single flight, the value of bringing a pet on board is €45. 

Pets may journey within the maintain in a inflexible cage at a value of €70. Nevertheless, Transavia will solely take two maintain animals per flight, so it’s advisable to guide as far upfront as potential. 

It needs to be famous that snub-nosed animals can solely be transported within the cabin.

‘Combating canine’ comparable to mastiffs or pit-bulls might not journey within the cabin or within the maintain. 

Have you ever flown from France with a pet? How did the airline concerned deal with the journey? Share any ideas and your expertise through

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