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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current airline regulations. We cannot predict how a given airline 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 Lan Chile Airlines

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Lan Chile Airlines does allow pets to travel in the cabin of the aircraft. Puppies and kittens must be at least 8 weeks of age. Maximum weight is 15 pounds. The service is available on domestic and international flights, on Airbus 319, 320 and Dash planes.

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), Bulldog, Cane Corso, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Mastin (All Breeds), Pekinese, Pit Bull, Presa Canario, Pug (All Breeds), Shar Pei, Shis Tzu and Tibetian Spaniel.

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

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.

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.

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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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
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
I have a 8 pound maltese, can she be in the cabin with me?
Posted on 2014-07-23 03:29:36.0
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
PetTravel New York to Ecuador
Posted on 2014-07-24 03:35:58.0
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
What are the appropriate documents for your pet when traveling from USA to Chile?
Posted on 2014-08-08 04:46:07.0
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:
Posted on 2014-08-13 02:37:10.0
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
Paris - it will make a difference that you are switching airlines as your pet will be traveling as manifest cargo on BA (the only service they offer to transport pets) and the airlines will not interline your pet. This means you will have to claim your pet from BA and recheck it on LAN. If this happens, you will need to meet Brazil's requirements and extra time to clear customs. If you have not purchased your tickets, better to fly on the same airline from London to Chile. Try BA through Madrid to Santiago. TAM also flies the route. through Sao Paulo to Santiago. Better to stay on the same airline.
Posted on 2014-08-23 15:56:50.0
Hi i have saint bernard dog.
Posted on 2014-09-19 06:08:43.0
Ruth - you are looking to fly your dog to another country? (we did not see a previous post)
Posted on 2014-09-23 04:22:08.0
According to LAN Airlines website, pets ARE allowed in cabin for international travel.;
Posted on 2014-10-11 18:35:00.0
Thank you for the correction. We have changed our information.
Posted on 2014-10-13 03:51:23.0
I need to ship my English Bulldog from Miami to Bolivia. Is LAN accepting English bulldogs to fly as cargo? Thank you in advance for your help!
Posted on 2014-10-30 16:42:35.0
Carlos - unfortunately, LAN does not transport Bulldogs in the cargo hold. Neither does Avianca which also flies your route. You may want to try Bolivia Airlines (Boliviana de Aviacion). Not sure what their policy is for snub nosed breeds.
Posted on 2014-11-01 20:02:47.0
We have a dog (cross between labrador and sint-bernard), his length is 110 cm. Does somebody knows a appropriate transportbox suitable for the plane (from Belgium to Turkey)? We thought about a Gulliver or Skudo box, but they seem to be to small for him. Thanks!
Posted on 2014-11-21 13:24:27.0
Lisbeth - you may have to have a crate made for your dog according to IATA regulations. You can find them here:
Posted on 2014-11-22 18:54:48.0
Hello, I'm traveling from Miami to Colombia. It's good to know that pets are allowed in cabin for international flights. My question is: May I bring a small cart that's no larger than a portfolio when folded (?) Although my little Pom weights only 10 lbs, that gets heavy going through the large airports. Thanks
Posted on 2014-12-29 18:24:58.0
Diana - there are two things that LAN will be concerned with regarding your carrier. 1. that your pet will be able to stand up and turn around in it (i.e. not stuffed into the carrier) and 2. that the carrier will fit under the seat. The carrier must also have a waterproof bottom and adequate ventilation for your pet.
Posted on 2015-01-02 15:04:55.0
PetTravel Hi, thanks for your response. i understand the requirements regarding the per carrier. I'm talking about a folding car that folds flat, is no larger than a portfolio when folded, and weights around 7 pounds. That would be in addition to the pet carrier. Thanks.
Posted on 2015-01-02 23:25:37.0
Hi, I am traveling Miami-Bogota with a Golden Retriever. She is petite for her breed , but she weights 60 lbs. Can she travel as a check baggage or do I have to send her by cargo. What papers do I need and what are the requirements for the cage.
Posted on 2015-01-06 20:52:58.0
Diana Gascon Diana - you will be allowed one personal item other then your pet carrier.
Posted on 2015-01-12 01:07:37.0
I have a pug puppy who I want to take from santiago to auckland. If he weighs less than 15pounds and is older than 8 weeks can I fly with him in the cabin even though he is a restricted breed? I am on an airbus 340.
Posted on 2015-01-30 14:05:57.0
Hi Amanda - All live animals imported to New Zealand must do so as manifest cargo and can only transit through an approved country. New Zealand has many requirements that must be met in order to import a dog, one of which is rabies vaccination administered no sooner than 3 months of age. There is also a titer test required that should be given in puppies no sooner than 30 days after the vaccination. You can find requirements here:
Posted on 2015-02-03 03:34:26.0
hi how would i go about travelling with my french bull dog is it restricted as its a bracycephalic breed?
Posted on 2015-02-15 02:15:27.0
Lucy - there are some airlines that will carry bracycephalic breeds, but not many and most who do are foreign flagged carriers. You can try Delta or Lufthansa Cargo if they fly your route. TACA Cargo may be a possibility and also Air Canada.
Posted on 2015-02-18 02:43:04.0
Diana - LAN does carry pets in the cabin, but they determine the routes where it is permitted. If they do carry pets in the cabin, there is always a charge for that and $200 is not unusual for international flights.
Posted on 2015-04-01 02:03:11.0
what is the cost to fly large breed dog perhaps 70lbs from chile to New york? and also chile to Miami?
Posted on 2015-05-10 21:29:58.0
Lauren - you will need to contact LAN for this information. There are too many variables involved for us to quote costs. Contact their cargo department if your dog is traveling unaccompanied.
Posted on 2015-05-11 02:36:16.0

Hi, I am trying to get a flight to Santiago with a long layover in Sao Paulo. The flight will total about 22 hours. No one in LAN customer service was able to give me a clear answer. I need to know what happens to my dog during the layover? Does he get walked? fed? Can I take him out during this time? and if not what happens to him? Does the airline feed him or clean his kennel? Thank you
Posted on 2015-06-02 00:31:27.0

AnaSofia - it depends on the facilities available to the airlines in Sao Paulo. Depending on the length of your layover, LAN should walk your pet, but each airline is different. Try contacting the cargo number. They may be more helpful.
Posted on 2015-06-09 02:22:52.0

Can a full breed Akita travel with LAN airline from Guyaquil to New York?
Posted on 2015-06-20 17:05:14.0

Flying to Santiago, Chile in September but can not get a clear answer on what size and where to buy a kennel (cage) to be able to fly with my Yorkie in the cabin. thanks for the help.
Posted on 2015-07-03 04:48:50.0

Hi everyone, we are traveling from Los Angeles to buenos aires in September, Iam scared to send my dog in the cargo. 1. How safe is the cargo? Temperatures? Food/drink? 2. She is a service dog, how many service dogs are allowed per flight? They said they have one already in that flight
Posted on 2015-07-21 05:24:55.0

Sandra - the number of service animals per flight is determined by airline pet policies. If they only allow one service animal per flight, you may want to consider another flight. It is certainly better to keep your dog in the cabin if you can. The airline will not transport your pet if temperatures on the ground at the originating or destination or layover airports exceed 85 degrees.
Posted on 2015-07-23 04:10:04.0

Car you can get any of these. They all have sizing charts in their description.
Posted on 2015-07-23 04:11:05.0

Hi in order to travel to Peru do I need a UsDA certificate or is a health certificate sufficient.
Posted on 2015-07-28 09:55:18.0

PetTravel That's not necessarily true. It depends on the type of jet flying there. Not all flights permit pets on board. They do allow pets on board on all flights if they are service or emotional support dogs. Depending on the type of plane, dogs may have to go in the hold cargo area. I'm in the process of doing this and this is the information I've been given.
Posted on 2016-03-02 00:11:38.0

I'm traveling with my dog to Chile in July and returning in August. She'll be flying with me on board as an emotional suppot dog. I've seen online the information that I need to enter my pet into Chile, but what information do I need to bring her back into New York? This is my first time traveling with her. What can I expect? potty issues? long time in her crate, etc. I appreciate some input. Thank you
Posted on 2016-03-02 00:20:52.0