Airline Pet Policy KLM
Destinations Served: KLM has destinations in 133 cities in 66 countries worldwide including Europe, Indonesia, the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Africa, Japan and the Middle East. Its cargo services are provided in cooperation with Air France.
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in KLM 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 ventilation.
Pets Allowed: KLM will permit the carriage of small dogs and cats in the Economy section of the cabin on all flights and in the Business Class of the cabin on EU flights.
Route Restrictions: KLM will not permit pets to fly in the cabin on flights to the UK, Hong Kong, Dubai, or Australia.
Reservations: Reservations must be made by phone at least 48 hours in advance of travel.
Carrier Requirements: The total weight of the pet including the carrier must not exceed 13 lbs (6 kg). The carrier should be able to compress to a height of 7.9 inches (20 cm).
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, KLM 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 or cats
Route Restrictions: Between November 1 and March 31, pets cannot be transported in the hold of flights less than 2 hours.
Weather conditions: Summer heat embargo is enforced. The airlines will reevaluate the carriage of pets from or through any city along the route whose temperature exceeds 85°F.
Check-In: Check-in at reservation desk where you will pay
excess baggage charge.
Three passengers with a dog or cat are permitted on each flight.
Age Restrictions: Your pet must be at least 10 weeks old.
Breed Restrictions: Snub-nosed animals may only be transported as cargo. Four breeds of snub nosed dogs will no longer be allowed in the cargo hold on KLM aircraft: English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boston Terrier, and Pug. Other snub nosed breeds should travel in a crate that is sized larger than required. KLM will no longer transport American Staffordshire Terriers or Pitt Bulls as checked baggage. They will carry this breed as manifest cargo.
Crate Requirements: Total weight of pet and carrier cannot exceed 165 lbs. (75 kg). The dimension (l + w = h) of the crate cannot exceed 115 in. (292 cm) on larger planes and 97 in. (247 cm) on other types of aircraft. Three pets are permitted per traveling passenger. Each pet must travel in its own kennel. However, if 2 cats or 2 dogs of the same size each weighing not more than 9 kg (20 lbs), then these 2 pets may travel in 1 kennel. Pups or kittens younger than 4 months may travel in the same kennel as their mother.
KLM does not allow wooden crates. They must be made of hard plastic
with built in metal door. There must be a pet pad, blanket or shredded
newspaper on the floor of the crate. Door locks are not permitted. Click here for
Need an IATA compliant pet crate? Have a crate already? Need accessories for your crate?
Tranquilizers: KLM strongly discourages the use of tranquilizers.
When you cannot fly with your pet or you are flying to a country that requires that your pet arrive as manifest cargo such as United Kingdom or South Africa. Note that KLM advises you contact a pet transporter when shipping your pet as manifest cargo. KLM and Air France have a partnership for cargo freight service.
Pets Allowed: Domestic pets and other animals will be transported. KLM strongly suggests that no tranquilizer be given.
Breed Restrictions: see checked baggage.
Weather Restrictions: see checked baggage
Forms Required: Health Certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian no more than 10 days prior to travel will be required. All forms required for your destination country should be attached to the crate.
Crate Requirements: see checked baggage
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