Can I take my pet on the plane with me?
Selected airlines will allow you to travel with your pet but the regulations may vary, so you’ll need to check before you book.
For example, there may be restrictions on what day you can fly or where to. Some airlines don’t offer pet travel on weekends. Certain breeds are banned from travelling for safety reasons, such as a Pitbull and Staffordshire terrier.
Selected airlines may only allow pets in the main cabin if they’re an assistance animal, such as a guide dog. The Guide Dogs Association website also has advice about taking assistance dogs abroad.
Pets will travel either in the cabin or the hold, depending on the animal’s weight and size. If your pet travels in the cabin, they’ll need to be in an airline-approved pet carrier. This will need to fit under the seat in front of you and will have a weight restriction. This is the total weight of your pet and the bag.
If they’re not in the main cabin, they’ll travel in the hold - in a secure, ventilated compartment. Your pet may even be allowed to travel unaccompanied.
Your pet will need to go through airport security, so ensure it has a metal free collar and leash.