Pet Policy Air India
Air India Pet Policy: In-Cabin
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in Air India pet policy to travel in-cabin,
you will need an approved airline pet carrier.
The carrier must have a waterproof bottom, have room for your pet to
stand up and turn around, must fasten securly and have adequate
Pets Allowed: dogs, cats and household birds
Route Restrictions: Pets are not allowed on the Air India flights to and from the United States except for service dogs which must be carried in the cabin. Also, no pets are allowed on flights to London. No birds are permitted as carry on or checked baggage on flights transiting through the Middle East.
Reservations: You must notify Air India that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations cannot be made online.
Carrier Requirements: Maximum soft sided carrier size: 18"x18"x12" (45cm x 45cm x 30cm) Passengers will be subject to normal excess baggage charges. Combined weight of pet and carrier must be less than 11 lbs. (5kg)
Forms Required: Health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination as well as all certificates and forms required for destination country.
Air India Pet Policy: Checked Baggage
If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Air India may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin.
Pets Allowed: dogs, cats, small birds and other pets
Route Restrictions: see above
Breed Restrictions: Air India urges caution when transporting snub-nosed breeds. It is recommended that these pets are transported in crates one size larger than they normally require.
Weather Restrictions: Pets will be exposed to summer and winter temperatures between the holding area and boarding. Check with the airline for temperature restrictions.
Forms Required: Health Certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian no more than 10 days prior to travel and proof of rabies vaccination. All forms required for your destination country should be attached to the crate.
Crate Requirements: Click here for crate requirements.
Need an IATA compliant pet crate? Have a crate already? Need accessories for your crate?
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