Airline Pet Policy Lan Chile Airlines
IN CABIN TRAVEL: FLY WITH A SMALL DOG OR CAT
Lan Chile Airlines does 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.
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.
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.
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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