Practical information: traveling by plane with a pet in the cabin

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When booking your trip, or purchasing your ticket, remember to tell your airline or travel agency that you will be traveling with your pet. Some companies limit the number ofanimals allowed on a flight. Others do not accept any animals in the cabin.

We advise you to book your ticket as early as possible. Call your airline at least 72 hours before the flight to confirm the presence of your pet. THE your pet’s passport must be up to date, don’t forget to bring it with you. If your animal is particularly fearful, nervous, or sensitive to motion sickness, consult your veterinarian who will prescribe, if necessary, a suitable sedative.

Some companies Only small animals are allowed in the cabin. However, the maximum weight authorized in the cabin varies depending on the company. For example, the Air France/KLM group accepts dogs and cats whose weight does not exceed 8 kg (bag included). Beyond the maximum weight authorized in the cabin, your animal must travel in the hold.

Brachycephalic (flat-nosed) dogs and cats
Airlines prohibit or very restrictively regulate the travel of certain breeds of brachycephalic dogs and cats, in the hold or in the cabin, due to their breathing difficulties and their sensitivity to stress. It is advisable to check with the air carrier to find out if they will accept your pet.

Recognized assistance dogs for disabled people and people with reduced mobility must be placed on board at no additional cost, subject to prior notification to the carrier, its agent or the travel organizer, as far as possible before the journey. The air transport of recognized assistance dogs is subject to any national or European legislation applicable to the transport of animals – for example in relation to safety requirements relating to the restraint of the dog in the cabin.

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