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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 US Airways

Airline Pet Policy US Airways

Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? No
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? No

Pets Permitted: small dogs, cats and household birds

Route Restrictions: US Airways does not accept dogs, cats or other animals in the cabin on flights to /from Europe, South America, the Middle East, Antigua, Bridgetown Barbados, Montego Bay, Jamaica or St. Lucia, but they do accept them on domestic flights. Only dogs and cats are allowed to/from Costa Rica. Only service and comfort animals permitted in the cabin on flights to and from Hawaii.

Reservations: You cannot make a reservation for your pet on the flight when traveling in the cabin. You must show up at the gate early enough to get one of the slots available for pets on your flight. If all of the slots are full, then your ticket can be cancelled and a credit will be issued for a future flight.

US Airways has announced that they will allow passengers traveling with pets in the cabin to purchase an additional seat if one passenger is traveling with 2 pets. The additional pet must still be stowed under the seat in front of the seat purchased, and all rules for carry-ons still apply.

Age: Puppies and kittens must be at least 8 weeks of age.

Cost: $125USD each way

Carrier Restrictions: If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in US Airways pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. You must notify US Airways that you are traveling with a pet and arrive at the gate early enough to be included in the quota of pets allowed on the flight. Reservations cannot be made online. Required carrier dimensions are as follows: US Airways accepts hard-sided carriers up to 17 inches long (43 cm) x 16 inches wide (40 cm) x 8 inches tall (20 cm) and soft-sided carriers up to 17 inches long (43 cm) X 16 inches wide (40 cm) X 10 inches tall (25 cm).  Carriers must have a waterproof bottom, hold your pet securely, have ventilation on at least 2 sides and enough room for your pet to stand up and turn around.

As of March 1, 2012, US Airways no longer accepts dogs, cats or birds as checked baggage.

As of March 1, 2012, US Airways no longer accepts dogs, cats or birds as checked baggage.

US Airways Pet Policy

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Please tellme muy dog travel to Mexico is very importante flor me....I love muy dog.....
Posted on 2013-04-27 05:55:50.0
I need to travel to new york with a sulcata tortoise.
Posted on 2013-05-07 03:27:53.0
He'll get to NYC soon enough. Have a safe trip.
Posted on 2013-05-07 04:53:16.0

I have not been able to find the specific measurements for the in cabin pet carriers. for US Airwaays.
Posted on 2013-05-08 19:45:35.0
What is the restrictions on exotic pets such as sugar gliders?
Posted on 2013-09-05 23:27:40.0
Lol u don't need that miniature squirrel
Posted on 2013-09-05 23:49:39.0
It depends on where you are going from and to.
Posted on 2013-09-28 19:09:55.0
I am a bit confuse about US Airways international pet travel, for my cat traveling as checked baggage from Italy to NY (USA). Does US Airways except as checked baggage, because my friend said I can fly with a ticket including my cat, called "Freinds & Family" ticket? I am reading also, that American Airlines has parterned with US Airways so, could his be considered a partnered fight from Italy to USA in additon to accepting my cat as "checked baggage"? Please Help. Thank you for your time, consideration and your fabuloius expertise.
Posted on 2013-12-19 13:39:00.0
The details of the merger between US Airways and American are not out but we have heard that the merger will be a pet friendly one for US Airways. In the meantime, US Airways does not transport pets either as checked baggage or manifest cargo. In-cabin only.
Posted on 2013-12-23 23:33:29.0
Hi, I'm completely confused now. I have read many things about flying a dog to America and now I don't know what to do. I've got a 13kg (bit more than 2 stones) doggy what I would like to fly with me from Europe for my long holiday. Am I allowed? If yes how? Thank you
Posted on 2013-12-25 23:12:17.0
The United States are very pet friendly. Your pet will need proof of rabies vaccination administered at least 30 days prior to entry and a health certificate issued from your veterinarian shortly prior to entry. To return to the EU, carry your EU pet passport with you unless you are going to be in the US for many months.
Posted on 2014-01-02 00:06:54.0
Anyone know about chinchillas?
Posted on 2014-02-18 01:08:29.0
Hello Brent - US Airways will not carry chinchillas in the cabin. I don't know of any airline that will). However, they can travel as checked baggage if you are accompanying them or manifest cargo if you are not on other airlines like Delta or American. US Airways does not transport pets in the cargo hold.
Posted on 2014-02-19 02:06:02.0
I have a problem when wanted to check in with my pet (boston terrier dog) Flying fro CHihuahua Mexico to Calgary, Ca. The attendance didnt allow me to take my dog wit IN the cabin, she said that kind of dogs have breathing problems and are not allowed to travel in a plane, now im trying to take it again from El paso Tx. USA. It will be any problem?
Posted on 2014-05-26 16:02:12.0
It is difficult to transport snub-nosed breeds in the summertime and many airlines will not permit it. I do not believe that United will ship your pet (certainly not in the cabin which is where the problem arises.) Try WestJet and ask if your pet will conform to their in-cabin requirements.
Posted on 2014-06-13 13:40:15.0
Thank you pet travel, I found out the restriction is only in Mexico , we flew from USA and had no problems.
Posted on 2014-06-13 18:24:27.0
I have my ticket to go back to USA from italy. I'm understanding that I can not fly them as cargo. Correct? I flew them over here with united, in cabin, but it was 2 adults. I will be alone when I return.
Posted on 2014-06-22 14:50:36.0
Does US Airways require me to have a health certificate for my dog?
Posted on 2014-06-29 22:35:10.0
A health certificate will be required if you are traveling internationally.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:49:10.0
US Airways does not accept pets in-cabin for flights to and from EU from US.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:51:29.0
What kind of breed they accept to flight and how many pounds for the dogs.
Posted on 2014-07-08 17:51:55.0
Angie - US Airways only accepts pets in the cabin. There are no breed restrictions. Your pet must be able to stand up and turn around in an airline compliant pet carrier. Generally, that means about 11-12 pounds and around 17" from tip of nose to base of tail.
Posted on 2014-07-15 04:34:10.0
Hi! I'm moving to Germany with my miniature dachshund and my army fiancé! We have a flight with us airways, does he need a doggy passport? Or will the health certificate do? And is it ok to give them something to help them sleep cause it is such a long flight? And we can't reserve a seat we just have to get there early?
Posted on 2014-08-12 08:04:55.0
will travel to Hawaii with my 1year and1/2 german sheppard need info please
Posted on 2014-09-12 10:22:31.0
Hi, if this is not too late, your dogs do need special blood tests for EU, and your dog must be micro chipped. check with your state health dept. . have a safe travel..btw, KLM take care of the dogs very well!
Posted on 2014-09-16 05:33:34.0
Hawaii is a bit tricky to enter. The entire process can take six months in order to avoid quarantine. You can find import information for Hawaii here:
Posted on 2014-09-18 19:41:06.0
Jennifer - Elishka is right, but, if you are traveling to Germany from the US, your pet needs a microchip, rabies vaccination (in that order) and an Annex II form from Germany filled out 10 days prior to leaving and endorsed by the USDA.
Posted on 2014-09-21 00:18:11.0
Can I bring my kitty to Mazatlán from Oakland?
Posted on 2014-10-15 19:51:22.0

What about small birds such as cockateils ? Asap
Posted on 2014-10-16 01:04:03.0
Liza - at the present time, US Airways does not fly pets to or from Europe. You need to consider another airline.
Posted on 2014-10-18 03:09:21.0
I do not understand how airlines charge for pets that travel and they carrier is considered my personnel carry on. They don't touch the carrier and its under the seat! How can they justify charging?
Posted on 2014-11-12 14:46:46.0
My pet weighs 25 pounds can it still travel with me? I will be traveling from Greenville, SC to Chicago, Illinois.
Posted on 2014-11-13 15:27:19.0
Linda - your pet sounds a bit heavy to find a pet carrier that will be able to hold your pet. If your pet is over 19" from tip of nose to base of tail, it will be difficult to find a carrier where your pet can stand up and turn around. This is a requirement of the airlines.
Posted on 2014-11-15 15:43:51.0
Most likely because it makes them money and there is a bit of liability involved. Pets can damage their property and mistakes do happen.
Posted on 2014-11-15 16:10:23.0
hi! can I send my dog from mexico to kansas? and how much is for that?
Posted on 2014-11-15 20:26:16.0
You must accompany your pet and it must be small enough to fit comfortably in a pet carrier that will fit under the seat. US Airways does not transport pets in the cargo hold despite their merger with American.
Posted on 2014-11-18 03:49:23.0
Tengo una perra grande cual es el costo de viaja de puerto rico a philadelphia puede enviarme la sola
Posted on 2014-12-13 18:52:02.0
Una jaula en metar es permitida
Posted on 2014-12-13 18:53:13.0
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Posted on 2014-12-13 18:54:58.0
I want to travel with Aeroflot from Europe (Moldova) to NY with my 6 months old dachshund, from there take another flight to Florida. What are my concerns, what certificates do I need to pass the US Customs?
Posted on 2015-01-21 14:23:25.0
Oleg - as long as you have proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate completed within 10 days of travel, you should be fine to enter the US.
Posted on 2015-01-24 21:04:45.0
I have a small dog, 1 years old, a Peagle and he is 14 lbs. I just measured him the best I could and he is about 21 inches long. I have an airline approved soft carrier that he is able to turn around in and stand in but when he stands he does have to bend his head slightly. Will this be okay? I take him in the car with this carrier and he moves around in it just fine.
Posted on 2015-01-26 18:14:21.0
Hello Michelle, As long as the carrier fits within their in cabin parameters (currently 18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high for soft carriers) there shouldn't be a problem especially if he is acclimated with that carrier.
Posted on 2015-01-30 21:54:35.0
Fantastic! Thank you
Posted on 2015-01-30 22:39:36.0
hi I have a minuiature schnauzer she is 18 lbs can she travel with me in a carrier she is 8 inches wide 18- 20 inches long and 16 inches hi maybe a bit shorter
Posted on 2015-03-18 15:14:14.0
Hi Cheri - as long as your Mini Schnauzer can stand up and turn around easily in the carrier, you should be fine.
Posted on 2015-03-22 20:16:23.0
I will be travelling from Ireland to the USA with my dog, who is a registered service dog - what documents or policies should I be aware of? Could you please advise on what is needed for us to make this journey?
Posted on 2015-04-01 03:21:32.0
Hi there i was wondering if my shih tzu half pekagnese is ok to board with me on flight? Its going to be my first time flying with a dog and im not sure if other passengers will be ok with it and i dont want him in cargo....
Posted on 2015-04-04 11:34:57.0
I have a pair of sugar gliders. Very small and nocturnal animals kept in either a small pouch worn on my person or in a hamster cage small enough to fit under a seat. Can they travel with me? I would be traveling to and from Arizona and Massachusetts.
Posted on 2015-04-16 15:37:41.0
I plan to travel with two cats? Will I have to buy an extra seat?
Posted on 2015-04-16 19:38:44.0