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Philippine Airlines Pet Policy

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Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? No
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes
Can my pet fly as air cargo? Yes


Philippine Airlines In-Cabin Pet Policy

Philippine Airlines does not permit pets to travel in the cabin with the exception of medically certified service dogs and emotional support dogs.

Service dogs can fly on all routes. Emotional support dogs are the only animals recognized and may fly in the cabin only on routes to and from the United States.

Owners of emotional support dogs must provide documentation not more than one year old on letterhead from a mental health professional or medical doctor who is treating the passenger's mental health-related disability stating that they are a licensed medical health professional or mental doctor, and that the passenger has an industry-recognized mental or emotional disability and needs the emotional support of psychiatric service animal as an accommodation for air travel and/or for activity at the passenger's destination. This documentation must be provided a minimum of 48 hours ahead of departure.

Whether you are flying with a service or emotional support dog, the airline must be notified at least 48 hours in advance of departure.

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Philippine Airlines Checked Baggage Pet Policy

checked baggage If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, if it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, as long as you are accompanying your pet, Philippine Airlines may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft according to Philippine Airlines pet policy. 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.


A minimum of 48 hours must be given for pets traveling as checked baggage. All animals must be accompanied by a passenger at least 12 years of age.

Forms Required

Philippines Airline agents will need to see valid vaccination certificates and exit and/or entry permits. Documentation for your pet's destination country will also need to be verified.

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Philippine Airlines Air Cargo Pet Policy

air cargo

Air cargo service is for very large dogs, unaccompanied pets or animals other than cats and dogs.

Pets Allowed:

Philippine Airlines permits dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, monkeys, ferrets, snakes, tropical fish and other animals. Larger animals (cattle, horses, etc.) will be handled by an approved agent.

Breed Restrictions:

See Banned Breeds below.

Weather Restrictions:

Philippine Airlines will reevaluate the carriage of pets from or through any city along the route whose temperature exceeds 85°F or falls under 45°F.

Forms Required

Health Certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian at least 10 days prior to travel will be required. All forms required for your destination country should be attached to the crate. Permit must be obtained for domestic flights.

Crate Requirements:

Crate must be sturdy, clean and escape proof. There must be ample room for your pet to stand up and turn around.

Metal hardware should be used to fasten the top and bottom halves of your pet' crate together. Click here for crate requirements.

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Airports Served


Philippine Airlines has routes covering various locations in the Philippines, Middle East, the Far East, England, Australia, United States and Canada.


Breed Restrictions

Banned Dogs Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines does not permit the transport of the following snub-nosed dogs or their crosses in the cargo hold as air cargo or checked baggage: Affenpinscher, Boerboel, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua (Apple-Head), Chow Chow, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Griffon Bruxellois, Japanese Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff (all breeds), Pekingese, Pug (all breeds), Rottweiler, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetian Spaniel, Tosa, Valley Bulldog and Yorkshire Terrier.


Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals Philippine Airlines permits dogs, cats and a variety of other live animals to travel in the cargo hold. All animals must travel according to regulations set up by IATA.



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