United Airlines Dog Travel Policies
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OverviewDogs that are small enough may go in the cabin under the seat in a hard kennel. Dogs that are larger must go in cargo. No pets may go to or through Hawaii, Guam, or Australia. There is a $125 each way charge for in cabin pets. The charge for pets in cargo varies starting at $169. Contact 800-575-3335 for the "PetSafe" desk or 800-241-6522 for reservations; 10 day Health Certificate required.
Cabin Travel With PetsUnited allows domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. An in-cabin pet may be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and is subject to a $125 service charge each way. For travel exclusively on United Express by Silver Airways, the service charge for an in-cabin pet is $50 each way.
In-cabin pet kennelsA pet traveling in-cabin must be carried in an approved kennel, either hard-sided or soft-sided. The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times. The maximum dimensions for hard-sided kennels are 17.5 inches long x 12 inches wide x 7.5 inches high (44 cm x 30 cm x 19 cm). The maximum dimensions for soft-sided kennels are 18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high (46 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm).
In-cabin pet kennels are also available at some United check-in counters for $60 each. Purchases may be made with cash or check and are subject to availability. Customers should contact United Reservations to confirm kennel availability at specific locations.
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Service animalsTrained service animals are allowed in-cabin to accompany qualified customers with disabilities. Service animal procedures differ from standard in-cabin pet procedures, so please see the Service Animals section for more information.
International travelRules for international in-cabin pet acceptance vary widely. For information on animal embargoes and restrictions, please go to the Pet Restrictions page. For additional assistance or information, or to book international in-cabin travel for a pet, contact United Reservations.
Book in-cabin travel for your pet
Request an in-cabin booking for your pet through united.com or by calling United Reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331). Advance reservations are required
Pets In Cargo - PetSafe Program
The following is from United Airlines Website. PetSafe® is the specially designed program for transporting animals that are not eligible to travel in the aircraft cabin.
United handles all specialty shipments, especially pets, with the greatest care. We understand the unique requirements of transporting animals, and we adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.
To further ensure the safety of animals when they travel on United, we require animal shippers to follow the guidelines below:
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