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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current KLM pet policies. We cannot predict how Delta may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to deny boarding for your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by carefully following the rules of the airline you are using.

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Airline Pet Policy KLM

Airline Pet Policy KLM

Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes (certain flights)
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes (certain flights)
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? Yes

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).

KLM Pet Policy

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 additional crate requirements.
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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GOT COMMENTS??? It would be great of you to enter them below. Your experiences will provide insight to all pet travelers!!

My friend in Warsawa will give me the kitten when their cat give birth. it will be ready to ship to Jakarta in June. Is KLM allow them ship the kitten from Warsawa to Jakarta? what shall they fulfill so they able to ship those kitten to us? thanks to reply my email.
Posted on 2013-04-08 02:19:23.0
I am traveling from Frankfurt via Amsterdam to Dallas/ Ft. Worth on June 28th 2013. I would like to bring a puppy back with me from Germany. he will be over 12 weeks old so I know he will need his rabies vaccine. How long will he have to wait to travel after the vaccine and do you transport dogs as checked luggage in June? What are the fees? He will be too big to fit under the seat so will have to be in am medium or intermediate kennel in cargo. What are my options? if we vaccinate for rabies at 12 weeks old he will be one day shy of being 15 weeks old- would it be better to vaccinate him a day early to meet the three week window? Or do we have a day leeway on that? Thank you , Nadine.
Posted on 2013-04-16 19:47:51.0
Looking for an approx price to fly my cat unaccompanied from Scotland to Miami early August please
Posted on 2013-06-27 14:07:08.0
Try United. They can give you the cost. They avoid Heathrow.
Posted on 2013-08-15 01:38:38.0
Relocating to Ghana. Would like to bring my pet, German Shorthair Pointer as excess baggage. Have had very different replies from people companies that should have definitve answers. Houston, Amsterdam, Accra possible to travel with pet as excess baggage?
Posted on 2013-08-21 07:45:39.0
I am travelling from Jakarta to Heathrow via Amsterdam. on KLM. is 2.5 hours enough time for transit in Amsterdam ? Thanks
Posted on 2014-01-01 07:58:02.0
Yes, I have transitted in Amsterdam in one hour before. 2.5 hours is more than enough time. Safe travels x
Posted on 2014-01-01 08:19:13.0
yes more than enough time
Posted on 2014-01-01 11:19:17.0
Hi Monica when will you be traveling back to Canada .And yes it would be great to get together some time . Pete
Posted on 2014-01-01 13:59:46.0
I agree with Louise. Anytime around 2 hours is perfect. KLM will hold your pup and move it to the next plane. Be sure and confirm that your pet has been loaded on the next plane and let the crew know that there is a live animal in the hold so they will monitor conditions there. (they do that anyway, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as they say...)
Posted on 2014-01-02 03:47:31.0
will there be enough time for the dogs to be watered and attented to before the next flight to London?
Posted on 2014-01-04 01:04:24.0
Should be enough time to water and walk. Amsterdam is KLM's hub. They have facilities there and pride themselves on taking care of their live cargo. Verify with them to be sure.
Posted on 2014-01-04 21:36:40.0
Hi PetTravel. Do you have a contact number in Amsterdam for the person's I can confirm with?
Posted on 2014-01-27 08:52:10.0
Here you go:
Posted on 2014-01-29 03:39:17.0
hi pet travel. Can I fly my dogs as excess baggage from Jakarta to Amsterdam and then cargo onto London. My export agent says them would send them cargo all the way.
Posted on 2014-02-02 02:39:46.0
No reason why you cannot do that at all as long as the airline allows it, but you will have to claim your pet and recheck it into the airline's cargo facility. You may want to consider taking the ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle, then take the train. Either way, your pets will need a microchip, proof of rabies vaccination after chip insertion and a Blood Titer Test at least 90 days prior to entering either the EU or UK as well as an Annex II form for both the UK and the Netherlands. If your final destination is the UK, your dogs will need tapeworm tests between one and five days of arrival.
Posted on 2014-02-05 02:44:16.0
i will send cargo with the agent here in Jakarta. The vet here will give Drontal Plus for tapeworm 1-5 days before travel. they already have the microchip, and blood test so just need to have annual rabies shot. I'm sure my agent will know about the Annex form, but I will check. Thanks for all your info
Posted on 2014-02-05 03:13:02.0
Can my small dog fly in the hold as checked baggage from Amsterdam to Newcastle, UK all legistaion and medical requirements in order.
Posted on 2014-05-21 14:57:14.0
Patti - All pets flying into the UK must do so as manifest cargo. Your pet cannot fly directly to Newcastle; it must be cleared in London first.
Posted on 2014-05-25 00:25:15.0
How much would it cost to take my cat in the cabin from dubai to amsterdam?
Posted on 2014-06-02 00:00:55.0
Jasminka - according to KLM's calculator, it will cost 200USD to transport your pet from Dubai to Amsterdam.
Posted on 2014-06-03 03:09:18.0
Please can someone tell me all the requirements for a puppy to travel from uk to Amsterdam with klm airlines. Need the help
Posted on 2014-06-20 23:41:43.0
If your puppy is younger than 3 months and not vaccinated, you should get a declaration of the owner that the animal stayed in the place in which it was born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection. KLM will require a health certificate if the puppy is traveling unaccompanied. Your puppy must be at least 10 weeks old to travel in the hold.
Posted on 2014-06-25 03:22:26.0
Can i fly from Bahrain to Rome With my chihuahua in the cabin?
Posted on 2014-07-01 12:35:52.0
I have a Staffs Bull Terrier. Can I take him on a flight to Amsterdam from London? He will be vacanated etc. Thanks
Posted on 2014-07-04 12:29:25.0
Hello, we are flying from canada to south africa with our cat. Can she fly with us in the cabin all the way?
Posted on 2014-07-05 23:58:05.0
Jeanie - your pet must be transported as manifest cargo to enter the South Africa; however, if your airline approves in-cabin pet travel, then it will be allowed, but the classification will remain the same. In other words, your pet will travel as manifest cargo (according to the airlines) even if it is in the cabin.
Posted on 2014-07-06 13:47:18.0
Col - You will need to have your Bull Terrier microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering the UK. Have your vet record the details in your EU pet passport. Your pup will also need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entering the UK. Details can be found here if you need them:
Posted on 2014-07-06 13:50:21.0
I am looking to travel with my pet from Vienna, Austria to London, UK and back again over Christmas. Is this possible? Thanks in advance!
Posted on 2014-07-07 13:50:20.0
Cassandra - to import your pet from Austria to London, you will need to have it microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering London. (assuming it is a cat or dog) It will also need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entry (dogs only) and an updated EU pet passport. You can find details and links to instructions and forms if you need them here:
Posted on 2014-07-15 05:07:19.0
Elena - you should contact KLM directly to confirm that your pet can travel in the cabin on this route. Neither of the countries prohibit pets in the cabin.
Posted on 2014-07-15 05:10:10.0
I am looking for a airline that will transport my dog he is a Pin-Tzu weighs 15 lbs it would be from Ohio to Heathrow Airport United Kingdom i am aware of the pet scheme will have all of that in place but i am confused about which airline to use. Also I will not be traveling with him
Posted on 2014-07-17 20:20:33.0
Athena - all live animals must arrive in the UK manifest cargo. This is not a DEFRA requirement, but an airline requirement due to handling procedures once on the ground. You will need to contact the cargo department of an airline that serves the entire route.
Posted on 2014-07-22 05:19:19.0
Hi I would like to take a border collie to Norway please what is the cost and restrictions thanks
Posted on 2014-07-22 18:46:07.0
Hi how much will it cost to transport my dog as manifest cargo on KLM from Seoul to Johannesburg? Thanks!
Posted on 2014-07-23 06:01:27.0
Hello Kerry - you will need to contact KLM directly for this information. If you are traveling from New Zealand, you will need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to travel (not including the day of the vet visit). You will need an Annex II form and a tapeworm test. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-07-24 03:38:44.0
Michelle - we are not KLM and cannot quote you the cost. You will need to contact KLM/Air France for this information.
Posted on 2014-07-24 03:44:56.0
How can I travel with my dogs for 12 hours, if they are not tranquilized? I am afraid they will suffer because of the noise and loneliness.
Posted on 2014-07-31 14:03:06.0
Geo - assuming your dogs are traveling in the cargo hold, it is likely they will fall asleep to the drone of the engines most of the way. Dogs are den animals and, unless they have never been confined, it is not tortuous for them. (you should acclimate your pet to its crate beforehand.) If you feel that your pet will suffer, then you should ask your airline whether they would accept your pet if it were midly sedated, but many will not because it interferes with their breathing.
Posted on 2014-08-02 19:48:18.0
Thank you very much for your answer! :)
Posted on 2014-08-02 20:46:21.0
Hi, I would like to know if i can take my Pigeons with me from Egypt to MN,USA? What airline allow it or to Use ? also the cost if possible ? What is the requirement i need to do ?
Posted on 2014-08-15 01:48:30.0
Khaled - unfortunately, due to the presence of avian influenza, birds are not permitted to be imported to the US from Egypt unless they were of US origin and returning to the US.
Posted on 2014-08-17 00:27:45.0
Hi, Apparently KLM sells the Pet Crates? I am based in South Africa and am travelling to the US with my dog. Where can I purchase a crate?
Posted on 2014-08-27 09:50:20.0
You need to contact KLM directly for this information.
Posted on 2014-08-28 04:31:52.0
Hi, I need to bring a kitten from Italy to the Netherlands. She is younger than 3 months. Can you confirm I need the following? 1) EU passport issued by a veterinarian 2) Microchip (installed in Italy). I don't have a microchip reader, do I need it? 3) NO anti rabies since she is younger than 3 months Is that correct? Do I need anything else? What a about the owner's declaration? Is there any form to download? Or I just need to print a word doc with the sentence "the animal stayed in the place in which it was born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection" and sign it off? I've read somewhere that you need to prove that the movement of the animal must be triggered by the need of the owner to move. How can I prove that? thanks in advance Regards Laura
Posted on 2014-09-13 16:30:46.0
i FLEW MY DOG from Schipol to LAX. I was kepy waiting for many hours after the airoplane landed as was the dog who was never allowed out and never walked. I wasa complainiog bittery and eventually the dog was realed to me with the door still tie wrapped closed. She more than 18 hours in that box and arrived with her box covered in her filth. Her water bottlewere ewverywhere. Thye then told me tough we rellay dont have the facilities at LAX to cope. There is no Air co for storage of animals and they are just dumped next to a table waiting for someone to procress them....toal disgrace.
Posted on 2014-09-15 19:29:13.0
Hello, Plasa help! I am flying my dog from Ecuador to the UK, we have done everything to be included in the pet travel scheme and have complied with everything, however KLM says that to enter the UK the dog has to go as manifest cargo but our idea was for the dog to travel on the same flight as us. Can the dog be on the same flight and yet go as manifest cargo or would that be accompanied cargo? If we send the dog ahead on another plane who would collect it? likewise, if we go first who can arrange to send him??
Posted on 2014-09-18 19:19:12.0
Laura - you have the requirements correct to bring a kitten to the Netherlands from Italy. You should confirm with KLM that they will accept the EU pet passport or whether they will require a separate health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. The owners declaration should probably be a statement signed by you and (for good measure) notarized. As for your last question, the legislation to which you refer will not come into effect until the end of the year. The legislation addresses animals not traveling with their owners intended to be sold. You may want to include in your declaration that there is no transfer of ownership intended for your kitten.
Posted on 2014-09-20 19:27:24.0
Andy - we have not heard complaints like this from KLM users. Sorry for experience. Inexcusable.
Posted on 2014-09-20 19:29:41.0
Hi Camila - all commercial airlines fly live animals into the UK as manifest cargo. You should be able to travel on the same plane as your pet, but you must be proactive in demanding confirmation that your pet has been loaded on your plane. Should this not happen, then your pet will follow you on the next flight. When arriving, an agent will collect your pet from the airline and take it to the Animal Reception Center which is where you will pick it up.
Posted on 2014-09-20 19:32:24.0
Hi We are relocating to Portland, Oregon from the Netherlands end October sometime November. I have checked with the vet with the requirements of flying over with regards to vaccinnes etc which he had done 2.5 years ago but his vaccines are still valid according to his expiry date which is only end of next year. They say he'll be good to fly and will only need a health check certificate @ least 3 days before we fly. Is this correct. Another question, it looks as if he won't be able to fly on Delta as we'd probably fly with them, are then any other airlines that you know of that fly directly to Portland, Oregon with a pet added as extra baggage, KLM could be but might have restrictions too due to airpressure and temperature. He is a cardigan welsh corgi and weighs 11kg, his measurements for a box with inches added on are 49 L x 29 H inches/87 x 38 cm. We want to do it ourselves instead of using a company to do this. Thank you:)
Posted on 2014-10-02 14:00:05.0
oh, so cute, wanna meet it ... wanna fly with Airline KLM dog Service
Posted on 2014-10-03 12:22:14.0
How much will it cost me to fly a puppy from the US to Nigeria
Posted on 2014-10-04 09:40:13.0
Izyck - you will need to contact KLM directly for this information.
Posted on 2014-10-05 04:42:29.0
Live animals are always unloaded from the plane first. The airlines should be bring live animals into the baggage area quickly should the temperature be cold. You may want to confirm with KLM directly.
Posted on 2014-10-05 04:46:19.0
Question #1: yes, you will need your pet's proof of rabies vaccination and a current health certificate to enter the US. Question #2: Delta and KLM have the only non-stop flights into Portland that we can find.
Posted on 2014-10-05 05:01:56.0
PetTravel Thank you:)
Posted on 2014-10-05 09:16:48.0
hi...just wondering. if we check our two dogs as baggage traveling from AMS to IAH, during the summer months, does the heat embargo apply on a non stop flight that would originate in a cooler place? just worried that we may have to relocate during hot months and just want to know if there could potentially be a problem?
Posted on 2014-10-08 20:03:56.0
Hello Melanie, The heat restriction applies to any point on the flight path, which would include the destination airport. You will want to check with KLM directly as you can probably avoid this restriction if the flight arrives in the morning or evening when temperatures are lower.
Posted on 2014-10-10 20:27:04.0
PetTravel thank you. unfortunately the flight arrives early afternoon. that's a fixed time for the nonstop from AMS to IAH. not sure what we can do if the time we have to repatriate is during the summer months.
Posted on 2014-10-12 20:08:35.0
madison.gipe sister was supposed to fly back to the United States from Kuwait this coming Saturday. She was instructed to book the flight and when doing so to include the dimensions of the dog crate and then she would be notified within 24 hours of approval. She was not notified within 24 hours. In fact it ended up requiring her husband to make phone calls and they finally received a response after 4 days that her dog crate was not approved. We cannot figure out why it would not be approved. Can anyone else shed some light on this? The dimensions are 40 x 27 x 30 (inches) and weight is approximately 100 lbs (45 kg). My sister had to request a refund and they are now saying it could take up to 2 billing cycles for the refund to go through which means her and my now 1 year old nephew are going to be delayed in coming home and we are going to be delayed in celebrating his 1st birthday and also may not be able to let him experience his first trick or treat. Any insight on this would be helpful and very much appreciated. I told her I would try to make some phone calls on my end but I'm not sure what I will get accomplished here in the states.
Posted on 2014-10-14 14:16:36.0
I would love to fly my very small chihuahua from a Dubai in the Summer to Amsterdam - is there any way we can do this.....?
Posted on 2014-10-15 18:57:35.0
Karen - to fly your pup to Amsterdam, it will need to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order, but the same vet visit is ok). This must be done at least 21 days prior to entry to the Netherlands. Your vet will complete an Annex II for the Netherlands within 10 days of travel. You can find more details here: You will need to be sensitive to the heat in the summer or find an airline that will transport your pup in the cabin. The airlines will not fly a live animal in the cargo hold if the temperature exceeds 85 degrees.
Posted on 2014-10-18 03:30:18.0
Madison - a very unfortunate incident and can't imagine the reason why it happened except that there may have been a last minute change of aircraft or cargo configuration that would have caused the crate not to have fit in the hold. Cargo can sometimes be delayed for that reason although the airlines do make every attempt to keep live animals on the same plane as their owners.
Posted on 2014-10-18 03:38:47.0
That is what I was afraid of.....this is Dubai, the temperature is way above 85 for most of the year!! However, there is a/c everywhere - do not understand why my heat loving chi can't travel along with the rest of us....:(
Posted on 2014-10-18 05:15:39.0
We are flying from Manchester to Texas via Amsterdam and have a Bichon (5 months) and a Jackapoo (4 months) to take with us. I think that all we need is a fitness to fly/health certificate and rabies vaccinations and proof. Then just need to make a reservation with the airline before hand. Is that correct? What will the procedure be when we get to the airport and on the plane and with the change over? Thank you for any help! x
Posted on 2014-10-19 17:04:05.0

Does KM allow cats in the cabin on long flights from Vancouver, Canada to Amesterdam, Netherlands?
Posted on 2014-10-19 21:13:10.0
Karen - try Transavia Airlines. They carry pets in the cabin. Check to see if they fly the entire route as you don't want to change airlines along the way.
Posted on 2014-10-20 21:06:13.0
Zoe - your pet's rabies vaccinations must be administered 30 days prior to entry to the US. As long as you fly in and out of Amsterdam on the same airline, you do not have to clear customs and conform to the Netherlands' pet policies. If your pets are traveling as accompanied checked baggage in the hold, the airlines will transfer your pets from plane to plane as long as your layover does not exceed 2 hours. If it does, contact them and confirm they will hold your pets. If they are traveling in the cabin, then just stay in the terminal so you do not have to clear customs.
Posted on 2014-10-20 21:11:00.0
Melanie Brochstein Mays You will have to fly into a cooler city and take a Delta or United flight into IAH. They have summer heat programs in place to handle high temperatures. Just a suggestion.
Posted on 2014-10-20 21:15:04.0
PetTravel there are nonstop flights from amsterdam to houston....united is one of the carriers. will they allow us to fly in the summer...houston is always hot!
Posted on 2014-10-20 21:16:38.0
Can I fly with my cat in the cabin from China to Europe?
Posted on 2014-11-01 11:10:36.0
Aurora - you will need to contact KLM reservations to ask them about your particular route. KLM is good about transporting pets in the cabin, but on longer routes, they may prefer your cat travel in the cargo hold.
Posted on 2014-11-03 02:30:22.0
PetTravel thank you :)
Posted on 2014-11-03 09:08:43.0
Hi, could you confirm a price for a cat to travel from amsterdam to aberdeen? Would we be allowed to take him in the cabin? Many thanks
Posted on 2014-11-04 11:23:54.0
Hello Michele, Unfortunately, your cat would be unable to travel in the cabin into the UK. All animals must travel as manifested cargo. Also, Aberdeen Airport are unable to accept animals as cargo because there is not an Animal Reception Centre or Border Inspection Post based at the airport. Edinburgh Airport is the closest to Aberdeen that can process animals upon their arrival, which we would be happy to assist you with. Could you please send us an email to where we can assist you further. Thanks.
Posted on 2014-11-10 10:39:05.0
Hi, is the United states changing the rule for shipping kittens from Russia to the United states to where they have to be 6 months old on November 14th? Thank you
Posted on 2014-11-10 18:11:09.0
Anastasia - if the kitten will change ownership as a result of the transport, then the kitten must be 6 months and fully vaccinated old prior to entering the US.
Posted on 2014-11-11 04:28:33.0
Michele - due to airline pet policies, all airlines flying pets into the UK must do so as manifest cargo. You will need to contact KLM/Air France cargo for information. They ahve a non-stop flight between these cities.
Posted on 2014-11-11 16:51:44.0
Hi, I am moving to Germany from USA and will be taking a direct flight from Portland to Amesterdamn and will have friends pick me up and drive to Germany. Will I need to worry about customs? Do I need all the health certificate forms in German as well as Danish since I am flying into Denmark and not Germany? Thank you!!
Posted on 2014-11-26 11:33:08.0
Hi Linda - you will need to get the Annex II form for the Netherlands as this is your entry point to the EU. The form will be good for 4 months for travel through the EU.
Posted on 2014-11-29 15:54:39.0
How can I send a puppy from Spain to Bahrain? Thanks!!
Posted on 2014-12-03 11:39:18.0
Hello. Can I travel from Canada to Luanda on KLM via Amsterdam with my dogs as excess baggage?
Posted on 2014-12-03 23:04:47.0
Monica - you will need to contact KLM and inquire as to who can book the flight on this route. We would not be surprised if they required an agent. Seems that the airlines are going that way.
Posted on 2014-12-05 02:51:40.0
Hi, I am traveling with my spaniel from Lagos Nigeria to Larnaca, Cyprus, with an in between flights waiting period of 8 hrs. Who will look after the dog in Amsterdam?
Posted on 2014-12-06 14:09:06.0
Can you please give me information asap,,,,,flying KLM from Toronto Canada to Athens ,Greece with pet in cabin. Two hour layover in Amsterdam, do I also need papers for Holland ?? not clearing customs there, just waiting to continue on KLM to Athens.
Posted on 2014-12-06 17:18:05.0
Beth - as long as you are flying in and out of Amsterdam on KLM, you will stay in the terminal and not clear customs. No documentation required for the Netherlands.
Posted on 2014-12-07 04:05:40.0
Antonis - you will need to contact KLM with this inquiry. This is a long layover, and if your pet is traveling as checked baggage in the hold, then it is likely that KLM will not hold your pet for that length of time. This will mean that you have to claim and recheck your pet on the next leg of your trip which will cause you to enter the Netherlands. However, KLM has a nice facility for pets in Amsterdam and you may convince them to hold your pet.
Posted on 2014-12-07 04:09:03.0
Can anyone give me more information about shipping a small dog (3 kg) from the US to Europe please? I live in Belgium but could get to Amsterdam, France or Germany too. I would also be willing to fly over to pick the dog up myself, but what is the best and cheapest way? Would I have to pay taxes if the dog would fly with me in the cabin? I'm trying to get a realistic idea about the costs... Thanks in advance!
Posted on 2014-12-19 22:47:36.0
Hi Pet travel We are transporting 4 cats from the Philippines to the UK next summer. Will all 4 cats be able to go on one flight, as I'm guessing if it's 3 pets per passenger, that would allow us to take 6 as a couple. We understand that they have to go as manifest Cargo as we made the trip from Portugal to the Philippines with KLM previously but if we book this flight in advance, is there also a possibility that we can get on the same flight as them, at least fro the long haul to Amsterdam?.
Posted on 2014-12-22 09:15:37.0
Anita - most likely, all of your cats will be able to accompany you on the same flight. Ask the airlines whether two of them can fly in one crate (as long as their disposition allow for that.) The UK is passing legislation that owners wanting to enter the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme must travel with their pet, so the airlines should be making an effort to make it so. That said, the decision as to whether live animals are boarded in the cargo hold will be made shortly prior to the flight and depend on the other cargo that is obligated to the hold. That is why it is important to confirm that your pets have been loaded prior to take off.
Posted on 2014-12-23 23:44:52.0
Maria - you can find requirements for taking your pup from Spain to Bahrain here: You need to find an airline that flies the entire route and contact their cargo department.
Posted on 2014-12-23 23:47:39.0
Fenna - as of December 29, the EU will be changing regulations and it will be difficult to fly an unaccompanied pet to the EU. It would be easier for you to accompany your pet back to the EU as it could fly under non-commercial regulations. You should not have to pay taxes this way, but you will if your dog flies commercially.
Posted on 2014-12-23 23:49:52.0
PetTravel thank you!!! That's what I already found out in the meantime so yes, I'm currently looking to fly over myself and take her in the cabin with me. However, the size restrictions for the kennels that you can take in the cabin are all very small. Do you know if they would measure the kennel? Would it be a problem if it's like an inch too heigh for example?
Posted on 2014-12-24 14:28:24.0
Hi, We would like to send our rescue dogs from Kosovo to Canada but the tickets available are via EU countries with long layovers (10-12 hours). The rules are so confusing about whether the EU paperwork from a 3rd country is required, even though our flight volunteer will not be clearing customs. Please could you clarify? Also, we are looking at options for sending dogs in cargo unaccompanied, please could you clarify how we can do this and if a specialist pet transport company is essential or if we can do it ourselves? We would greatly appreciate the number to contact about space on flights and the cost. Many thanks, Debra
Posted on 2014-12-25 13:00:30.0
In addition to my questions below, please could you advise how much it costs to leave a dog in the airport facilities (if they agree dogs can be left there)?
Posted on 2014-12-25 13:40:41.0
Debra - you need to contact KLM and ask what their requirements are for holding your rescue dogs. It will be complicated to have to clear them in the Netherlands where KLM's hub is located. Not only would they be considered a commercial transport because they are being re-homed, but they would be subject to a titer test 3 months ahead of travel.
Posted on 2014-12-27 19:48:46.0
Debra - you need to ask KLM what the cost would be to kennel your pets.
Posted on 2014-12-27 19:49:49.0
Fenna Isenborghs On international flights, the airlines will weigh your pet with its carrier to be sure it does not exceed limits. As to the carrier, if it is a soft sided carrier that will "squish" down to fit under the seat, then the airlines are usually pretty understanding about that. There must be room for your pet to turn around in the carrier.
Posted on 2014-12-27 19:52:22.0
I am shipping my pets to Houston IAH airport. They will arrive via KLM on Jan 12th. Where do i need to go at IAH to pick up my pets when they arrive?
Posted on 2014-12-29 13:41:58.0