22 Airlines That Allow Cats In Cabin

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Flying with your beloved little fur ball can be stressful for you and for them, especially if they need to travel in cargo and you are not able to comfort them. The majority of “popular” airlines do not allow cats to travel in the cabin, and will only allow them to be checked in as cargo (to be placed in the hold). However, there are a good amount of airlines that will allow you to take your cats in the cabin with you. So I have listed them for you below, as well as all the information you need to know regarding each one of them. 

It is important however to note that, a lot of airlines will have restrictions on certain breeds (although all of these airlines will allow cats) so you should make sure to double check with the airline of your choice before you make a booking. While it can be difficult to understand why certain airlines have restrictions on specific things, they are always complying with certain government regulations that have to be followed in order to maintain the health and safety of your animal. Your animals well-being is always an airlines main priority.

Lastly, as all the fees and restrictions for each airline vary depending on your country of departure and destination, I have added links to each airlines pet policy

1. Aeroflot

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (18lbs)
Minimum age: not stated
Size of carrier: 115 x 115 x 115 (cm)
Aeroflot Pet Policy: Click Here

2. Alaska Air

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 9kgs (20lbs)
Minimum age:
8 weeks 
Size of carrier:
17 x 11 x 7.5 (inches)
Alaska Air Pet Policy: 
Click Here

3. Air Canada

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 10kgs (22lbs)
Minimum age: 12 weeks
Size of carrier: 21.5 X 15.5 X 9 (inches)
Air Canada Pet PolicyClick Here 

4. Air France

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (18lbs)
Minimum age: 10 weeks
Size of carrier: not specified (however, the one that Air France supplies is 40 x 30 x 20cm)
Air France Pet Policy: Click Here

5. Air India

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): Should not exceed 5kgs (11lbs)
Minimum age: Not stated
Size of carrier: 18 x 18 x 12 (inches)
Air India Pet Policy: Click Here

6. Ailitalia

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 10kgs (22lbs)
Minimum age: 12 weeks
Size of carrier: 40 x 20 x 24 (cm)
Ailitalia Pet Policy: Click Here

7. American Airlines

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 9kgs (20lbs)
Minimum age: 8 weeks
Size of carrier: 48 x 33 x 22 (cm)
American Airlines Pet Policy: Click Here

8. Asiana Airlines

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 7kgs (15lbs)
Minimum age: 8 weeks
Size of carrier: the sum of the three sides of the carrier must add up to 115 cm
Asiana Airlines Pet Policy: Click Here

9. Avianca

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (17lbs)
Minimum age: 8 weeks
Size of carrier: 35 x 25 x 25 (cm)
Avianca Pet PolicyClick Here

10. Copa Airlines

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 9kgs (20lbs)
Minimum age: Not stated
Size of carrier: 13 x 17 x 7.5 (inches) 
Copa Airlines Pet Policy: Click Here

11. Delta

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): Not stated 
Minimum age: 16 weeks
Size of carrier: Check under-seat dimensions of specific aircraft
Delta Pet Policy: Click Here

12. Frontier Airlines

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): Not stated
Minimum age: 12 weeks 
Size of carrier: 18 x 14 x 8 (inches)
Frontier Airlines Pet Policy: Click Here

13. Iberia

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8 kgs (17lbs)
Minimum age: 12 weeks
Size of carrier: 45 x 35 x 25 (cm)
Iberia Pet Policy: Click Here

14. JetBlue

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 9kgs (20lbs)
Minimum age: Not stated
Size of carrier: 17 x 12.5 x 8.5 (inches)
JetBlue Pet Policy: Click Here

15. KLM

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (18lbs)
Minimum age: Not stated
Size of carrier: 46 x 28 x 24 (cm)
KLM Pet Policy: Click Here

16. Korean Air

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 7kgs (15lbs)
Minimum age: Older than 8 weeks
Size of carrier: The sum of all three sides should be no larger than 115cm 
Korean Air Pet Policy: Click Here

17. LATAM

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 7kgs (15lbs)
Minimum age: 8 weeks
Size of carrier: 19 x 36 x 33 (cm) if solid and 23 x 33 x 36 (cm) if soft
Latam Pet Policy: Click Here

18. Lufthansa

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (17lbs)
Minimum age: Not stated
Size of carrier: 55 x 40 x 23 (cm)
Lufthansa Pet Policy: Click Here

19. SAS (Scandanavian Airlines)

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (18lbs)
Minimum age: 8 weeks
Size of carrier: 40 x 25 x 23 (cm)
SAS Pet Policy: Click Here 

20. TAP Portugal

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (17lbs)
Minimum age: Not stated
Size of carrier: 40 x 33 x 17 (cm)
TAP Portugal Pet Policy: Click Here

21. Turkish Airlines

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): 8kgs (17lbs)
Minimum age: 10 weeks
Size of carrier: Not stated
Turkish Airlines Pet Policy: Click Here

22. United

Pets allowed in cabin: Yes
Maximum weight (including carrier): Not stated
Minimum age: 16 weeks 
Size of carrier: 44 x 30 x 19 (cm)
United Pet Policy: Click Here

I hope this post was helpful. If you know of any other airlines that allow cats to travel in the cabin, please feel free to comment 🙂

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