Airline Pet Policy WestJet Airlines
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in WestJet 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, cats, birds or rabbits
Route Restrictions: No animals are allowed to travel in the cabin to the following destinations: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia.
Reservations: You must notify WestJet Airlines that you are flying with a dog or cat. Reservations cannot be made online. There are only 4 pets permitted in the cabin per flight and one pet per passenger.
As long as allergic passengers give 48 hours advance notice of travel, the airlines must ensure a five-row minimum buffer zone between the allergic passenger and the cat in a carrier. That includes ensuring separation during boarding and deplaning as well as access to washrooms.
Carrier Requirements: If your dog, cat, bird or rabbit meets the requirements listed in WestJet Airline pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need a compliant airline pet carrier. Maximum carrier dimensions: 16 in. L x 17.5 in. W x 8.5 in. H (40 cm x 44 cm x 21.5 cm) (height can be adjusted with soft sided carrier). Carrier must be secure with a waterproof bottom and adequate ventillation. Pet's head may not extend from carrier.
Combined weight of pet and carrier cannot exceed 22 lbs. (10kg). Hardsided carriers are not permitted.
Forms Required: Proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to flight (international flights).
If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, it is an animal other than a dog, cat, bird or rabbit, or if it is a very long flight, WestJet Airlines may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft as checked baggage according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin.
Pets Allowed: dogs, cats, birds, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, and hedgehogs. Maximum weight of 100 lbs. (45 kg) for pet and carrier combined.
Route Restrictions: Pets are not permitted to travel as checked baggage to the following locations at any time during the year: Mexico (Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo), Dominican Republic (La Romana), Costa Rica (Liberia).
Reservations: Contact WestJet to tell them you are traveling with a pet who will be checked. Maximum of 3 pets per flight (except December 11-January 10 when levels are reduced.)
Forms Required: Live Animals Handling Declaration and all forms required for destination country.
Two pets of the same species may travel in the same crate as long as they are of a similiar size up to 14 kg each and known to eachother.
Breed Restrictions: Pit Bull breeds are not permitted into, out of or through the Province
Weather Restrictions: Pets are not permitted to travel as checked baggage between the dates of May 1 and October 30 to or from the following locations: Bahamas, Bermuda, Curacao, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos, United States (Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Tampa Bay)
Pets Allowed: most all domesticated pets.
Reservations: must be booked in advance and approved by WestJet. Only one cargo pet is allowed per flight. All weekend transports must be on direct flights. WestJet will not hold a pet overnight in any of its facilities.
Check-In: minimum of two hours in advance
Crate Requirements: Click here for crate requirements. Maximum weight is 160 lbs. (72.5kg). Two pets of the same species known to each other and of comparable size no more than 30 lbs. (14kg) can travel in the same crate.
Breed Restrictions: see checked baggage
Weather Restrictions: see checked baggage
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