Find Airline Pet Policies

This list of links to airline pet policies is provided as a courtesy for travelers wishing to take their pets on airline flights and does not constitute endorsement or imply preference by the US Department of Agriculture.

Always contact your airline or travel agent before arriving at the airport to determine your airline's policy on traveling with pets.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allows each airline to decide if they will allow you to travel with your pet in the passenger cabin. If an airline does allow you to bring your pet into the cabin, your pet container is considered to be carry-on baggage and you must follow all carry on baggage rules. Also, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport security screening procedures do not prohibit you from bringing a pet on your flight. If you are planning to bring an animal on-board the plane with you, you will need to present the animal to the security checkpoint screeners for screening. You may walk your animal through the metal detector with you. If this is not possible, your animal will have to undergo a secondary screening, including a visual and physical inspection.

If you are taking a pet to another country, contact that country's consulate or embassy for information about any requirements that you must meet. A listing of consulates is found at the US Department of State web site.

The web site of USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides additional information about taking your pet to a foreign country.