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Airline Pet Policy Lan Chile Airlines

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IN CABIN TRAVEL: FLY WITH A SMALL DOG OR CAT
Lan Chile Airlines does not allow your dog, cat or other animals to travel in the cabin of the aircraft.

CHECKED BAGGAGE OR CARGO TRAVEL: FLY WITH A LARGER DOG OR CAT OR OTHER ANIMAL
If your pet flying Lan Chile Airlines, if it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Lan Chile Airlines 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. TIP: Be sure to tell the Captain of the aircraft that your pet is flying in the cargo hold so that they can be sure to keep the temperature at the proper level. Find more tips on airline pet travel in cargo.

If your pet is traveling in the cargo section, whether through the cargo department or as checked baggage, it must be in a pet crate that is IATA compliant. Learn more about IATA compliant pet crates.  We also suggest that you consider crate hardware for your pet's crate as LAN will require it on their codesharing flights with American. Once you receive your crate, you will need to acclimate your dog or cat to it before traveling. Our guide for preparing your pet and its crate for travel is helpful, especially for first time pet travelers. Download Preparing Your Pet and Its Crate for Travel.

Lan Airlines will not transport pets between New York and Toronto between the months of December 15 and March 15 due to the cold temperatures. Additionally, Lan will not transport brachycephalic (snub nosed) breeds in the cargo department.

Lan Chile Airlines Pet Policy

Breed Restrictions: LAN will not transport the following bracycephalic breeds of dogs: Affen Tinscher, American Stafford Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer (All Breeds), Cane Corso, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Mastin (All Breeds), Pekinese, Pit Bull, Presa Canario, Pub (All Breeds), Shar Pei, Shis Tzu and Tibetian Spaniel.

The following breeds of cats are not permitted: Burmese, Himalayan, Persian and Exotic Shorthair.

HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Many airlines require a health certificate indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. A Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel is required by Lan Chile Airlines when your pet is traveling as manifest cargo.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
If you are traveling to another country, Lan Chile Airlines will want to see that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a Veterinary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an Import Permit. Find pet passport forms and instructions in the Pet Travel Store.

HOT AND COLD WEATHER RESTRICTIONS
When runway temperatures are above 84F (29C) degrees at the departure airport, Lan Chile Airlines may refuse to board your pet as cargo or checked baggage. When the weather is very cold with a runway temperature below 45F (7C) degrees at the time of departure, Lan Chile Airlines may require what is called an Acclimation Certificate. Learn more about the pet travel airline temperature restrictions.

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juan.f.lizama.3
I have German Shorthaire pointer, 65 pound. How much the ticket from New York to Santiago chile ( Jf Kennedy ) Thank you
Posted on 2014-07-20 23:47:56.0
PetTravel
Juan - you will need to contact LAN Chile for this information. Contact Reservations if you are traveling with your dog and the cargo department if you are not traveling with your dog.
Posted on 2014-07-22 05:21:02.0
stephanie.pena.91
I have a 8 pound maltese, can she be in the cabin with me?
Posted on 2014-07-23 03:29:36.0
PetTravel
Stephanie - LAN does not allow pets to travel in the cabin. What is your route? Where are you traveling from and to with your pet?
Posted on 2014-07-24 03:35:18.0
stephanie.pena.91
PetTravel New York to Ecuador
Posted on 2014-07-24 03:35:58.0
PetTravel
You can try Copa. American Airlines has lots of flights as well. Don't know if they will carry pets in the cabin on this route, however.
Posted on 2014-07-25 03:37:23.0
consuelo.vasquez.313
What are the appropriate documents for your pet when traveling from USA to Chile?
Posted on 2014-08-08 04:46:07.0
PetTravel
Consuelo - you can find details on requirements for taking your pet to Chile with links to detailed instructions and forms here if you need them: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Chile.cfm.
Posted on 2014-08-13 02:37:10.0
paris.carr.94
flying from heathrow uk to san palo brazil on british airways, the lan to chile, can my dachshund fly with me cabin or does he have to go in cargo and does it make a difference that I am not flying direct and that it is on different airlines?
Posted on 2014-08-19 16:14:06.0