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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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ed.saveonautoauction
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
alicia.conlon.5
I need to travel to new york with a sulcata tortoise.
Posted on 2013-05-07 03:27:53.0
timothy.barczak.3
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
stefanie.collie
What is the restrictions on exotic pets such as sugar gliders?
Posted on 2013-09-05 23:27:40.0
jennifer.taylor.961
Lol u don't need that miniature squirrel
Posted on 2013-09-05 23:49:39.0
PetTravel
It depends on where you are going from and to.
Posted on 2013-09-28 19:09:55.0
loveaccentsmillinery
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
PetTravel
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
kovacs.edina
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
PetTravel
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
BRENTCOE24
Anyone know about chinchillas?
Posted on 2014-02-18 01:08:29.0
PetTravel
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
jeval911
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
PetTravel
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
jeval911
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
mbryson2
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
Lacey09LOVE
Does US Airways require me to have a health certificate for my dog?
Posted on 2014-06-29 22:35:10.0
PetTravel
A health certificate will be required if you are traveling internationally.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:49:10.0
PetTravel
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
angie.r.toro.96
What kind of breed they accept to flight and how many pounds for the dogs.
Posted on 2014-07-08 17:51:55.0
PetTravel
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
jennifwa
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
paiz69
will travel to Hawaii with my 1year and1/2 german sheppard need info please
Posted on 2014-09-12 10:22:31.0
elishka.mayer
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Hawaii.cfm
Posted on 2014-09-18 19:41:06.0