Most commercial airlines do allow animals to be booked on a flight, but often it is a daunting procedure with many frustrating restrictions.

Here are a few requirements for flying pets on commercial airlines:

  • By Federal law, the commercial airline carrier must warrant that the proposed journey will not expose the animal to temperatures less than 45 deg F, or more than 85 deg F. Many journeys are multi-stage flights, going through different airports, flight changes and sometimes even with more than one airline.
  • Some breeds, like pugs and bulldogs, are prone to breathing difficulties, and will not be accepted.
  • Animals must be in a container. They must remain in this container throughout the journey, including en route stops.
  • Airlines charge a fee for carrying pets. It is usually a flat fee, and can range from $125 to as much as $500.