Airline Pet Policies for Major Airlines in the United States

Plan to take your dog on flights?

Whether you are flying with your canine for work or to travel, you will need to have an airline approved pet carrier to take them on board.

Not just that, you will also need to make sure the size that you pick falls within the airline pet policies, which you can find down below.

We have also included the pet fare for different airlines so that you can see what’s best for you!

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Airlines Pet Carrier Sizing Requirements and Pricing Details

Airlines Maximum Dimensions for Hard-Sided Carriers Maximum Dimensions for Soft-Sided Carriers Pricing
Alaska 17 inches long x 11 inches wide x 7.5 inches high. 17 inches long x 11 inches wide x 9.5 inches high. $100 each way.
Allegiant 9 inches high x 16 inches wide x 19 inches deep. 9 inches high x 16 inches wide x 19 inches deep. $100 per segment per carrier.
American Can’t exceed the under seat dimensions of any aircraft. Can be slightly larger but still need to fit under the seat. $125 each way.
Delta Maximum dimensions vary, depending on the aircraft, you will have to call to confirm. Maximum dimensions vary, depending on the aircraft, you will have to call to confirm. $125 each way (US, Canada, Puerto Rico),
$200 each way (Virgin Islands, International),
$75 each way (Brazil).
Frontier 18 inches long x 14 inches wide x 8 inches high. 18 inches long x 14 inches wide x 8 inches high. $99 each way.
Hawaiian 16 inches long x 10 inches wide x 9.5 inches high. 16 inches long x 10 inches wide x 9.5 inches high. $35 each way in Hawaiian Islands and $175 from Hawaii to North America.
JetBlue 17 inches long x 12.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches high.
*Combined weight of your dog and carrier < 20 lbs.
17 inches long x 12.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches high.
*Combined weight of your dog and carrier < 20 lbs.
$125 each way.
Southwest 18.5 inches long x 13.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches high. 18.5 inches long x 13.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches high. $95 each way.
Spirit 18 inches long x 14 inches wide x 9 inches high.
*Combined weight of your dog and carrier < 40 lbs.
18 inches long x 14 inches wide x 9 inches high.
*Combined weight of your dog and carrier < 40 lbs.
$110 per pet carrier, each way.
United 17.5 inches long x 12 inches wide x 7.5 inches high. 18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high. $125 each way, plus an additional $125 for each stopover of more than four hours within the U.S. or more than 24 hours outside of the U.S.

*** Note that the above policies may change from time to time. Also, they are for in-cabin pets only and may differ from cargo pets. To find out more about pets traveling in both cabin and cargo, please visit the links below. 

More on Airlines Pet Policies in the United States

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin and cargo pets.

Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air
Allegiant Air Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin pets only.
No No cargo pets.

American Airlines

American Airlines
American Airlines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin and cargo pets.

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin and cargo pets.

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin pets only.
No No cargo pets.

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin pets.
Yes Cargo pets.

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways
JetBlue Airways Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin pets only.
No No cargo pets.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin pets only.
No No cargo pets.

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin pets only.
No No cargo pets.

United Airlines

United Airlines
United Airlines Pet Policy
Yes In-cabin pets.
Yes Cargo pets.

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