The Best Pet Friendly Airlines

It’s time to get your baby airborne. Here are my picks for the best pet friendly airlines. Each of these is worth visiting to see which fits you and your pet.

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  1. American (All around best in price and service)
  2. Southwest
  3. Hawaiian Airlines
  4. Frontier Airlines
  5. Allegiant
  6. JetBlue
  7. Alaska Airlines
  8. Spirit Airlines
  9. WestJet
  10. Lufthansa

Pet Friendly Airlines International

What about travelling internationally? Yes, prices change.

Fear not, international airlines open up your options.

  1. Hawaiian Airlines(leading in least incidents)
  2. Alaska Airlines
  3. American Airlines
  4. Lufthansa Airlines
  5. Frontier Airlines

Pet Friendly Airlines in the USA

Travelling domestic?

Flying across borders complicates things. As such, you can specialize your search with the list below.

Different restrictions mean things like “cats and dogs only”. Check out each one for best accommodations.

  1. American Airlines
  2. JetBlue
  3. WestJet
  4. Virgin Atlantic
  5. Alaska Airlines

Pet Friendly Airlines in Europe

Flying from or around Europe?

Switching airlines is a great way to save money and headaches. Smaller airlines, contrary to popular belief, often offer lower rates.

Here are my picks based on price, range of travel, and pet restrictions.

  1. Lufthansa(Best all around in price and service)
  2. Air France
  3. SAS
  4. SWISS
  5. Turkish Airlines

Pet Friendly Airlines in the UK

Flying around the United Kingdom?

Below is a list of your options with links to their pet policies.

There is always the question of cabin or cargo when flying with your pet…

…except in the UK. Cargo Only.

Pet Friendly Airlines Asia

Asia’s a big place, looking to travel to, from, or within?

Many of the airlines mentioned above offer great deals and accommodations for travelling Asia

Pet Friendly Airlines Large Dogs

Got a big boy or girl? You’ll likely opt for cargo travel for your dog. This means a pressurized, temperature controlled cabin and kennel for your dog.

Weight matters, but there are airlines that offer better rates than others for large dogs.

  1. Turkish Airlines (best all around in price and accommodations)
  2. American Airlines
  3. Austrian Airlines
  4. Hawaiian Airlines
  5. Lufthansa

American Airlines Pet Policy

What is the exact policy? What do you need to know?

AA offers a great service. Here’s a video explaining American Airlines pet policy.


Read these if you are traveling with a cat or traveling with a dog and need some insight into pet transport services or how to ship a dog.

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