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Airline Pet Policy Lufthansa Airlines

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Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes (certain flights)
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes (unless country requires manifest cargo)
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? Yes
Does Lufthansa Cargo transport other types of pets? Yes

Lufthansa is based in Frankfurt and has flights all over the Middle East, Asia, and North and South America.

If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in Lufthansa 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: small dogs and cats

Age Requirements: Lufthansa Airlines will restrict the age of pets carried in-cabin to conform to the destination country requirements.

Carrier Requirements: Maximum measurements: 21.6" L x 15.7" W x 9" H (55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm).  You must notify the airlines that you are traveling with a pet.  The combined weight of your pet and its carrier cannot exceed 17 pounds (8 kg). Reservations for your pet cannot be made online.

Service animals can travel with their owners in the cabin free of charge with advance notification.

Cost: €55-100

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, Lufthansa 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:
Domesticated dogs and cats

Route Restrictions:
Pets will not be allowed to travel as checked baggage to locations that require they enter as manifest cargo such as the United Kingdom or Hong Kong.

at least 1 hour prior to departure

Cost: €70 - €400

Breed Restrictions: Lufthansa will transport fighting dogs in IATA compliant CR82 crates. The breeds considered to be aggressive are American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Pitbull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Rottweiler, Caucasian Owtscharka, and Karabash. No longer considered aggressive are: Filo Brasileiro, Mastiff / Bull Mastiff, Mastino Napoletano, Tosa Inu, Bandog or Dogue de Bordeaux.

Temperature Restrictions: Lufthansa understands the additional risk to live animals transported during the higher temperatures of summer and lower temperatures of winter. Your pet may not be granted boarding if the temperature in any city on your itinerary is forecasted to be above 85°F or below 40°F.

Crate Requirements: Lufthansa will not accept hard plastic crates that clip together with plastic clips. Metal hardware must be used to fasten the top and bottom halves of the crate together. Click here for crate requirements.
Need an IATA compliant pet crate? Have a crate already? Need accessories for your crate?

Pets Allowed: larger or unaccompanied domesticated dogs and cats, fish, fowl, horses, zoo animals and most warm and cold blooded animals

Forms Required: health certificate, proof of rabies vaccination and all forms required for your destination country.

Temperature Restrictions: see checked baggage above

Breed Restrictions: Breeds known to be fighting breeds must be transported in IATA compliant CR82 airline pet crates. Find more information on airline pet crates for dangerous dogs. Snub-nosed dogs will be transported in larger crates than normally required on routes where the temperature does not exceed 75°F. Lufthansa considers the following breeds as snub nosed: Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffin, Bulldog (all breeds, except American Bulldog), Chow Chow, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Pekinese, Pug (all breeds) and Shih Tzu.

Crate Requirements: Click here for crate requirements.
Need an IATA compliant pet crate? Have a crate already? Need accessories for your crate?

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Will Lufthansa accept two passengers travelling with four small dog, 3kg-6kg in cabin from Germany to USA (Florida)...
Posted on 2013-04-12 02:23:18.0
how many dogs can u fly with.
Posted on 2013-04-16 13:26:09.0
If you are traveling internationally, Lufthansa will weigh your carrier and the requirement is one pet per passenger. If the pups are small enough, then they can travel more than one per carrier on domestic flights as long as there is room for them.
Posted on 2013-04-22 02:57:39.0
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS (a little doggie) should be considered by airlines as SERVICE ANIMALS = fly for free! You should read the letter from my doctor - you don't want me on a long flight without my important companion!:) get back to you.
Posted on 2013-05-03 00:20:50.0
Does Lufthansa has a cut off date for shipping larger dogs? We need to ship my daughters dog from Washington Dc to Frankfurt Germany, would this still be possible in June? Who would we have to contact at Lufthansa?
Posted on 2013-05-24 12:12:00.0
Connie Lufthansa hat eine Facebook Page, da wuerde ich die Frage mal posten.
Posted on 2013-05-24 12:38:09.0
I have had my ticket booked since march to travel in late june from abu dhabi to canada. I take my dog on board every year for the past $ years. After being told to confirm the pet in cabin 3 weeks before I fly, I have been calling and calling and found out today less than 2 weeks before flying that they are full. All pets in cabins and in the hold are in the negative. Now I have to change flights and pay more because they would not take my request in March! The website says to call up to 24 hrs before flying for a pet in cabin but I never took that chance....Now I am stuck........
Posted on 2013-06-16 15:18:06.0
bunch of gays
Posted on 2013-06-16 15:40:13.0
Seriously sucks Ann. Xxx
Posted on 2013-06-16 16:12:22.0
Disgusting ! Hope you get it sorted . X
Posted on 2013-06-16 16:22:55.0
Oh no! I hope that everything will work out for you and your pooch.
Posted on 2013-06-16 19:08:51.0
If I have a stopover in frankfurt, will I be able to see my dog? If not where will he be?
Posted on 2013-07-10 13:19:55.0
You can contact your airline and request to see your dog. Generally, this is not a problem in many EU cities.
Posted on 2013-07-19 14:55:30.0
I want to fly from crete to boston with my pet which is a french bulldog 8 months old but weighting 9 kilos so its forbiten to take it in cabin is this trip safe for my pet if travel cargo or I have any chance to take it in the cabin.
Posted on 2013-08-23 00:19:04.0
Can anyone tell me what the process is for picking up animals in Frankfurt with Lufthansa? I will be flying from Mexico to Frankfurt with my dogs checked as luggage. From what I understand, only dogs booked as cargo go to the Frankfurt Animal Lounge. So where do I pick up my dogs, and with whom? Or ami I incorrect and I have to go to the Animal Lounge?
Posted on 2013-08-26 18:31:16.0
Hello Matt - you will pick up your dogs in the Animal Lounge after they are inspected by the veterinatian and the paperwork is done.
Posted on 2013-09-11 01:22:16.0
I want to take my dog from Toronto to Bombay .He is 20 lbs so he will not be in cabin ,do I get to see him when we stp over ?
Posted on 2013-09-17 03:52:24.0
i would ,ot recommend it. you 'll be taking a chance of him/her not making the trip. some airlines do accept dogs in cabin as long they fit in and up to 22/10x10 carrier,and can fit under seat.
Posted on 2013-09-18 02:32:07.0
I've a shih Tzu that's 16.8 pounds I know he'll not make it from the us to Greece .Also I've a yorkie that'll be coming.Any one knows an airline that will accept 2 pet in cabin w/one ticket.
Posted on 2013-09-18 02:40:32.0
You will need to contact your airlines to arrange that.
Posted on 2013-09-21 20:21:47.0
I will like to take my dog with me from amsterdam to milan, the dog is 3kg. Can I take the dog on the cabin with me? And How much it cost?
Posted on 2013-09-25 18:28:27.0
I'm getting a puppy from a breeder, but the puppy has no quarantine nor rabies vaccination yet because she is still young is that ok?
Posted on 2013-10-25 03:10:56.0
It depends on a lot of things, whether the puppy is flying with you in the cabin or without you in the cargo hold. Usually, the age for a puppy to fly in the hold is 15 weeks. In-cabin can be a young as 8 weeks. If your puppy is flying internationally, then it depends on what country it is flying from and to. Most countries in the world have mandatory requirements for rabies. The US will require a home quarantine form for any unvaccinated pet that enters from out of the country.
Posted on 2013-10-27 22:48:55.0
I do not know of any commercial airline that will permit 2 pets with one passenger on an international flight. Your pets are too big to share the same carrier...
Posted on 2013-11-09 20:52:55.0
How long does it take get the acclamation and airline forms if I order and pay on line requesting for 1st class mail to Canada. I have ordered and paid for this a week backache d have not got them yet and no response from pet travel store yet. I am worried!
Posted on 2013-11-10 00:42:33.0
Please email as soon as possible with your order number and we will trace your forms. We will be open tomorrow morning at 9:00 EST.
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:12:59.0
Hi. My girlfriend has been refused to board with his cat on Alitalia, on the reason that he does not announce firstly the company that he has a pet on cabin, even if on the green number nobody has say'd something about it, and only that you need to pay the 20e fee. Also because of the check-in online already made they could not add the cat on the configuration, a stupid technicality on the their stupid site. I will never ever go with Alitalia in my life. Now i have remained with the cat, and i'm looking at Lufthansa, but i have some questions. I must fly from Verona-Italy to London-UK. I must ask at the UK embassy for some permit to take my pet in UK? I must say that the cat already have the rabies vaccine from this summer, and on Thursday has taken the pill for echinococcus and the tick treatment. I must remake this treatments, because they have the specs of minimal 24h and max 48h for tick and min 48, max 120h for echinococcus, if i fly the next weekend??? From Lufthansa site i have seen that for this route i fly with Air Dolomiti, so the rules for pet in cabin change somehow? Thank you for the answers. I hope to figure out how to do it with no stress. I have enough from Alitalia. If i have more question i will post them.
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:54:24.0
ahhh, the cat has the EU passport, the microchip, and the Atlas 10 compliant IATA carrier, with a total weight of max 6kg if i recall right.
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:58:58.0
OK. Lufthansa is another shitty company. Checked in airport, then online, and then at the their number. Conclusion: On the site all is pink, and alright, but if you want to buy a ticket and go from Italy(or other EU country) to United Kingdom, and take the pet with you in the cabin, then you cant, why? don't know, because im already mad, and forgot to ask. Common people, my cat has more vaccines, and more pills taken than me, then the passport, and microchip, and everything else. Why the fuck could not take your pet with you in cabin to United Kingdom? What is with all this bureaucracy? In what century we live? Even you have a right answer to this(because of that, that's why), its wrong. The DEFRA rules are relaxed from 2 years now for the EU country's. Conclusion? For now i have find 3 company's that on their site transport pets in cabin 1. British airways (fake site, and the push you to take an authorized transporter like DHL, and send you pet in cargo for 1700e) 2. Alitalia (fake site 2, even if you announce that you have a pet, then they tell ya that you must take only a flight from an authorized airport, or other motives like talk with the British embassy in Italy) 3. Lufthansa (uses 50euros for the cat in cabin, and at the end even if you take an authorized airport ike Milan Malpensa or Linaro,, still you could not take the pet with you). Fuck you all, and update your sites (harsh words? think at all the money to call their numbers and go personally to airport, where you pay for the parking and fuel). As a web developer i offer my services freely to update their pet pages.
Posted on 2013-11-19 13:50:36.0
Leonard - here are the rules for taking a cat to the UK from Italy. First, your cat must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). Assuming your kitty was previously vaccinated and it had not expired, then your vet simply re-vaccinates your kitty after inserting the chip and you are set to go with an EU passport. The echinococcus test is for dogs only. Now, as to the traveling in the cargo hold to the UK - it is not a DEFRA regulation, however, DEFRA does require that all pets are removed by a licensed agent and taken to the Animal Clearance Center where their papers are processed and where you pick up your kitty. We know of no commercial airline that will assume responsibility for taking a pet away from an owner in the cabin amidst all the deboarding confusion and get it to a van. It is much easier for them to collect animals from the hold. It also gives them the opportunity to track the animals and give a heads up to the center. Hope this clears up some confusion.
Posted on 2013-11-20 04:27:34.0
PetTravel Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes - NOOO ... Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes - 700-1700euros Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? Yes - tha same Does Lufthansa Cargo transport other types of pets? Yes - probably not
Posted on 2013-11-20 18:55:55.0
Hi Leonard, I understand your frustration but the reason you cannot fly a pet in cabin to the UK is because of DEFRA rules (apparently they dont have enough staff to check pets in cabin on UKarrivals -I called DEFRA once and they told me this), however tehre is no problem to fly a pet in cabin FROM the UK. I brought my dog (british) from Brazil on 2012, he has pet passport etc... the only way I found which was cheaper, less stress for him and to make sure he would stay with me all the time was flying into France and driving from ther to the UK...via eurotunnel (by car not train as is not allowed). Well hope it helps, I am sure is less expensive and less stress for your dog.
Posted on 2013-12-15 17:29:17.0
I meant your cat.the only way to fly a pet into UK is via cargo and there are a list of airline companies and airports that are allowed by DEFRA:
Posted on 2013-12-15 17:30:18.0
In May I plan to Turin, Italy. I would like to take my pet, its a Pomeranian. What are the requirements?
Posted on 2014-01-02 19:29:35.0
Klm is the best company! They can explain everything on the phone, really friendly and clear about the roles! ! To bad that i was finally flying with alitalia ... then you see the difference! !! Thanks god i was flying back with klm.... so it was a perfect fly!!
Posted on 2014-01-02 20:43:48.0
is it possible to take my dogs business class in the cabin?
Posted on 2014-01-14 13:56:25.0
I need to transport my little poodle in cabin from Dubai to America. 1) Can I take him in the cabin in appropriate carrier (assuming we will transit through Frankfurt) and; 2) can he continue on in cabin to an American port of entry? I understand there is a hotel or other accommodation for people transiting through Frankfurt to America with pets. If so, how do I make a reservation? I plan to travel Business Class.
Posted on 2014-01-16 06:11:52.0
I need to find out if my pet carrier is airline approved on Lufthansa. Had can I find that out. It is a "Karlie" brand, 11.5" tall x 18" long x 10" wide. Is soft side, totally ventilated, padded and leak proof. Is this an acceptable, approved brand for Lufthansa?
Posted on 2014-01-16 06:45:26.0
Call the airline. When I have traveled with biscuit it just had to fit under the seay. But that was domestic.
Posted on 2014-01-16 10:39:14.0
Generally, due to the configuration of the seats in Business Class, pets are not permitted in the cabin, especially on international flights. It will depend on the aircraft serving the route.
Posted on 2014-01-17 14:25:51.0
According to your description, the carrier should be fine as long as your pet fits entirely in the carrier. The carrier should be able to "squish" down to a height of about 9 inches or so. You can call Lufthansa and ask how much room you will have under the seat in front of you in the aircraft that serves your route.
Posted on 2014-01-17 14:29:00.0
Sue - we are not Lufthansa, and you should contact the airline with your questions. Frankfurt is Lufthansa's hub and they do have a facility there to care for pets, but I am not sure if their services extend to pets traveling in the cabin.
Posted on 2014-01-17 14:33:48.0
Posted on 2014-01-21 02:07:25.0
iwanne take my 2 dogsfrom miami to brussels,1dog is a pug the other one is a brussel griffon,i have a problem finding a airline,i want them as chektin luggage and they wanne send them cargo,this can not happen
Posted on 2014-01-21 02:12:37.0
Hello my mom would like to take her 2 dogs to belgium for a long stay but she wants to know if she can take them on the same plaine as her as luggageor in the same plaine as cargo the dogs are mopps and an brussels griffon cane you please let me know Haarbemdenstraar 73 b 1
Posted on 2014-01-21 07:29:26.0
Pets traveling as checked baggage travel in the cargo hold the same as pets traveling as manifest cargo. Pets traveling in the cabin must fit comfortably in carriers that fit under the seat in front of you. There is generally one pet per passenger.
Posted on 2014-01-23 04:14:00.0
Yes, your Mom can take her pets with her as checked baggage. They will travel on the same plane as her in the cargo hold. She can contact the reservations desk to make reservations for her pets.
Posted on 2014-01-23 04:16:01.0
Carmen Pinnavaria Where are you traveling from?
Posted on 2014-01-23 04:16:44.0
Clautje - you should be able to find an airline that will fly your pet in the cabin. Try Alitalia as they have a direct flight between the cities.
Posted on 2014-01-23 04:24:16.0
Depends on how pets are flying and the aircraft they are flying in. There is usually one pet per passenger in the cabin. As checked baggage, there is sometimes a limit and sometimes not depending on the airline and aircraft. As unaccompanied manifest cargo, usually the aircraft determines the limit.
Posted on 2014-01-23 04:26:40.0
Unless Lufthansa will permit 2 very small pets in one carrier, the rule is generally one pet per passenger.
Posted on 2014-01-23 04:28:22.0
Hi I'm flying with one of my dogs in March from Dublin to Florence. She is 11kg and with the carrier that will bring her to above the rate allowed to bring her in the cabin? I really want her with me as she's a rescue and suffers from separation anxiety. Can I get a letter to say she has to travel in eth cabin with me? Also my other 2 that are significantly larger will be following on with my mother. Can I put two in the hold? I appreciate the help, thanks.
Posted on 2014-01-23 14:46:05.0
Hi Karina - the requirements for pets traveling in the cabin vary for each airline, but the weight you quote seems larger than we have seen. You can travel with your pet as a comfort animal, but the airline must permit it. You can find the requirements to qualify your pet as a comfort animal here:
Posted on 2014-01-24 17:31:29.0
Thanks for your response.
Posted on 2014-01-24 21:00:22.0
Can we purchase three tickets for two persons and three dogs dogs are under ten pounds to be in the cabine with us .
Posted on 2014-01-25 19:39:04.0
Can i fly a dog as cargo from Athens Greece to Orlando florida
Posted on 2014-01-26 01:39:15.0
What is the regulation for a custom built wooden cate for a large breed dog? My great dane/lab mix is to large for his giant size kennel and needs a custom one built. I need to know the rules on how to build a airline approved crate. He will be flying cargo from the states to Germany, Thank you.
Posted on 2014-01-26 15:36:50.0
I thought u was thinking about comming back here?
Posted on 2014-01-26 16:12:24.0
Hi, I have a handicapped dog who is paralyzed in the hind quarters. He is a Pug and weighs about 25 pounds. I would like to take him with me in the cabin with me, despite his size, as he is special needs is this possible? For anyone thinking of flying LUFTHANSA, ---- last time I flew my 2 dogs from Calgary (Canada) to Delhi (India) with Lufthansa I tapped medication and food to their cage and was told that someone would re-administer meds and food in Germany as its a very long flight. This DID NOT happen as the food and medication was still taped to the cage upon arrival in Delhi. Also I was told I could see the dogs in Germany to insure their well being. This also was a complete lie as I was (RUDELY) refused in Germany to check on them.
Posted on 2014-01-31 09:23:12.0
Christa - we are not aware that the airlines have special accommodations in the cabin to confine pets other than under the seat in front of you unless they are a service or comfort animal. Most all airlines respect the ADA act, but many airlines do not participate when it comes to comfort animals.
Posted on 2014-02-02 19:22:21.0
Sarah - here are IATA regulations for building a custom wood crate: You should contact Lufthansa and make sure their aircraft that serves your route can accommodate your crate.
Posted on 2014-02-02 19:25:17.0
Only a select few airlines offer this type of program. We are not aware that Lufthansa does. You would have to contact them to confirm.
Posted on 2014-02-02 19:26:46.0
Kay - yes, your pet can travel unaccompanied from Athens to Florida. You will need to contact the airline's cargo department for the cost. Keep your pet on the same airline. Changing planes is fine; changing airlines is not. Your pet will need an IATA compliant pet crate and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2014-02-02 19:28:51.0
Hello I need to travel with two cats from Prague to Seattle. The departure date is 15th March 2014 flight details PRG to Frankfurt #1403 Depart: Sunday, 06:20 am Arrive: Sunday, 07:35 am [23:02:23] : Lufthansa #490 Depart: Sunday, 10:20 am Arrive: Sunday, 01:00 pm what do I need to do , so you could approve my request regarding traveling with cats - I want to take them as Check in baggage (not in cabin) thank you
Posted on 2014-02-04 22:05:36.0
Lucka - we are and you need to direct your question to Lufthansa directly. Just make sure that Lufthansa will hold your pets during the layover in Frankfurt.
Posted on 2014-02-06 02:22:25.0
what is the age requirement for a puppy to fly in cargo?
Posted on 2014-02-06 18:05:27.0
Hello, my small dog but not small enough for taking him in the cabin, and I are planning to fly from Zagreb to Newcastle(UK). Any suggestions not to have a nervous break down? Is there any easy way to take my dog with me? (trains, aeroplane, car) Thanks
Posted on 2014-02-08 05:56:14.0
Hi, I am going to fly with my cat from Dublin to Budapest with Lufthansa. So far nobody could tell me exactly what the checking in procedures are at Dublin airport. Do I have to take my cat out from her cage at the security gates ( I read about it somewhere before) or she can remain in her cage in full time ? although there is a metal hook inside the cage to prevent from escaping, so it might be a problem at the security gates. My cat is very anxious in general and I am afraid when she is taken from her usual environment out of her cage can't see how she will react. Please if you have any info about procedures let me know. Thanks a lot.
Posted on 2014-02-12 11:23:04.0
I forgot say, that she is going to travel with me in the cabin...
Posted on 2014-02-12 12:09:35.0
Can anyone tell me what the process is for picking up animals in Chicago with Lufthansa? and what are the requiremetns?
Posted on 2014-02-12 22:09:14.0
There is a pet friendly ferry that goes between Amsterdam and Newcastle (DFDS). That may be an alternative for you. If you fly anywhere into the UK, your pet must travel in the cargo hold.
Posted on 2014-02-13 11:51:01.0
It can vary by airline, but normally it is 10-11 weeks.
Posted on 2014-02-13 11:52:53.0
Hasan - if your pets are traveling as checked baggage, your pet will be placed near the carosel where the luggage is picked up. If your pet is flying as manifest cargo, Lufthansa's facility is located at 616 S Access Road near Terminal 2.
Posted on 2014-02-13 11:56:32.0
PetTravel WOW!!! I did not know that! Have to google something about it. Thanks.
Posted on 2014-02-13 13:19:15.0
PetTravel Where do I pass the custom or health veterinary inspection? At Newcastle?
Posted on 2014-02-13 13:55:31.0
Ines Funtak You will need to present your documents at the time of embarcation to show that your pet can travel under the PETS Pet Travel Scheme. You will clear customs in Newcastle. There are other pet friendly ferries that run between EU countries and the UK, but many of them require that your pet travel in a vehicle. DFDS has some kennels that you can reserve. It is an overnight ferry, but the accommodations are acceptable. You must pay attention to the tapeworm requirement, however. It must be done between one and five days of arrival.
Posted on 2014-02-14 04:30:35.0
Hello, I am inheriting a parrot. It has to be brought to me from its current residence to my place. The parrot (an African Grey) has to be transported unaccompanied from Johannesburg to Amsterdam via Frankfurt. Does Lufthansa allow this? Provided that the parrot has been provided with an animal passport given out by his vet? My parrot-to-be and I are anxiousely anticipating your reply! Thank you! Kind regards, Mariska (and Cheeky)
Posted on 2014-02-14 15:25:41.0
Lufthansa does transport birds, but, according to EU regulations, birds are only permitted to enter the EU from rabies controlled countries as per Annex I (sadly, South Africa is not considered a rabies controlled country). You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-02-15 17:58:47.0
Hi..I want to ask if I can transfer a cane corso dog from Vienne to Thessaloniki...Maybe the dog's weight is over 10 kilos..Thank you
Posted on 2014-02-17 22:05:49.0
Lufthansa does transport dogs that are considered dangerous in CR82 crates (metal). They don't publish this requirements for Cane Corso dogs, but you should contact them to be sure.
Posted on 2014-02-19 02:02:16.0
Can i fly my two cats in cargo from Frankfurt to London heathrow? I will be flying from the Dominican Republic to Frankfurt first. How long a layover will i need to ensure i have time for pets travel? And how do i book them into cargo? And will i be able to check on them between flights?
Posted on 2014-02-20 16:52:32.0
Hi Zoe - your cats must fly into LHR as manifest cargo. Lufthansa Cargo is approved to carry pets to Heathrow. Try to transit through Frankfurt (keep the layover between one and two hours) or convince Lufthansa to hold your pet so it will not have to enter Germany. You should ask Lufthansa whether they will permit you access to your pets during the layover. Have you met the UK requirements for importing a pet? (chip, vaccination, titer test, Annex II form)
Posted on 2014-02-21 04:50:27.0
I am flying from Dallas to Frankfurt to Berlin. Can I check as baggage a puppy each way and how much would it cost? The flight says it is Lufthansa Air all the way. The puppy would be in a 300 crate weighing about 25 pounds.
Posted on 2014-02-21 06:04:30.0
Looks like there is an extra flight from Berlin to Frankfurt so will arrive in Berlin and need to try to fly from there to LHR. I have to fly with airberlin from DR to berlin then from berlin to LHR. Can i book my cats with lufthansa as manifest cargo online here in the DR? Also if i am changing airlines how long do i need between thees flights to check cats in etc...?
Posted on 2014-02-21 17:40:29.0
Hi Carol - we are not Lufthansa and it is so difficult to keep up with costs. I would suggest that you contact Lufthansa Cargo for this information:
Posted on 2014-02-22 03:06:57.0
Zoe - Air Berlin is not an approved carrier to transport pets into LHR. Take a look at American Airlines through JFK to LHR. The connection in JFK is short (40 mins) so you should ask the airlines whether this will be a problem for them. Might work...
Posted on 2014-02-22 03:15:36.0
PetTravel : no i know thats why i need to change planes and airlines to lufthansa in berlin. I cant get to america with my pets the airlines wont take them from punta cana i need to fly with airberlin to berlin then from there get on lufthansa or BA in berlin to go to LHR how long do i need between flights to change airlines and can i book my cats onto cargo with BA/Lufthansa online i go to their websites and cant find how? Need to know asap!
Posted on 2014-02-22 13:48:46.0
Zoe - you should contact Lufthansa to book your cats. You can contact their Germany office by filling in the drop down questions here:
Posted on 2014-02-23 15:25:12.0
PetTravel Thanks - i have tried contacting them from the DR and for some reason am unable to make the call! Any idea about British Airways and how to contact to book myself and cats from berlin to london?
Posted on 2014-02-23 15:46:31.0
Hi I am moving to Indonesia and I am wondering if my English bulldog would have any problems traveling with airplanes, I heard so many terrible stories of how bulldog died upon arrival or during the flights. :(
Posted on 2014-02-24 11:20:29.0
I don't understand for shih tzy and breed restrictions.I nead to travel in may so can you explain me please?
Posted on 2014-02-25 01:22:31.0
pa imas pravo malo kuce u njegovoj torbi da drzis kod sebe u avionu kao rucni prtljag...zovi luft hansu, oni ce ti objasniti...
Posted on 2014-02-25 02:08:24.0
BA has partnered with IAG Cargo and now require all bookings to go through an agent. It is frustrating. Try calling another Lufthansa office and explain your needs to them. Perhaps they can help.
Posted on 2014-02-25 03:37:29.0
Hi Arlin - it is risky to transport any animal but English Bulldogs are brachycephalic breeds and their breathing can be problematic at high altitudes. Travel during times of cooler temperatures. Do not travel in the summer heat. Get a crate one size bigger than your pet needs and make sure it is well ventilated. Get your pet used to the crate. Be proactive with the crew of the airplane and let them know your pet is in the hold so they will monitor pressure and temperatures. Hope this helps.
Posted on 2014-02-25 03:43:42.0
Zorica - Shih Tzu are snub nose breed and have breathing issues at high altitudes. That is why many airlines will not carry them in the cargo hold. Travel as soon in May as you can before the temperatures rise.
Posted on 2014-02-25 03:45:58.0
Oh no...I didn't know that.Thank you.We are going on may 12
Posted on 2014-02-25 04:13:45.0
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Posted on 2014-02-25 07:23:59.0
Zorica Karaklic-Jokanovic It will be important if you are traveling to areas where the temperature is over 75 or 80 degrees. Fly early in the morning or late at night.
Posted on 2014-02-26 03:31:24.0
PetTravel You guys are so helpful.Thank you soo much.Also I see on your website papers as travel passport.Is there any chance that you can tell me what kind papers I nead to order directly from you what I nead to travel to Serbia thry Germany and Zurich when I come back.Thank you!
Posted on 2014-02-26 04:57:02.0
If you can email me that can be the best.Thank you
Posted on 2014-02-26 05:04:46.0