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Carriage of AnimalsAny questions?

Can I travel with pets?

Pets (such as dogs, cats, birds, etc.) that meet legal and documentary requisites[Open in a new window] may be accepted as hold or cabin luggage.

Acceptance in the hold

Animals accepted in the hold: cats and dogs, except for snub-nosed and dangerous breeds.
Carry them in the hold in an appropriate cage or pet pack: resistant, secure, comfortable and ventilated. The number of cages or pet packs and their sizes is limited by the type of aircraft. If you intend to fly with your pet you should contact our offices for authorisation. The trip can only be authorised when all of the flight legs are confirmed.

Acceptance in the cabin

Acceptable PETs in Cabin: dogs, cats, fish, turtles and birds (except birds of prey).
Take them with you in the cabin if they don’t weigh more than 8 kg. (including their cage or pet pack, except for guide dogs and emotional support animals) with previous authorisation from the Booking Office.
The container may be a maximum of 45 cm in length, 35 cm in width and 25 cm in depth, provided that the sum of those 3 measurements does not exceed 105 cm.

As the number of cages is restricted on the basis of the type of aeroplane, the carriage of animals must be authorised by the Booking Office.
Authorisation will only be given for journeys when all legs are confirmed.
The size and weight of animals must be in keeping with the limits established for inbound and outbound flights.

In no case will the animal be able to leave its carrier inside the cabin, and the passenger is responsible for looking after it.

Please remember that if the carrier does not meet the minimum conditions for acceptance, it will be refused boarding. You can purchase such a kennel at larger pet shops or specialist shipping agents.

Acceptance as air cargo

If you need to send your pet to travel alone, please contact us: IAG Cargo.

For further information you can see Carriage of domestic pets

And also you can consult www.iata.org

Single charge payable exclusively at the airport.

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Brachycephalic animals

Brachycephalic animals are dogs and cats with a short, snub nose and a disproportionately broad head.

The breeds affected are as follows:

Dogs: Boston Terrier, Boxer (all breeds), Bulldog (all breeds), Bull Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Chow Chow, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Spaniel/Japanese Chin, Mastiff (all breeds), Pekingese, Pit Bull (all breeds), Pug (all breeds) Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Terrier, Shar-pei, Affepinscher.
Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian.

Conscious of the importance of caring for your pet, we cannot transport them in the aircraft hold since they are more susceptible to heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or high temperatures.
You only can travel with it on board but it must meet the conditions for carriage in the cabin.

You can also contact IAG Cargo to find out how to transport them as cargo.

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Are there any rules or regulations for transporting pets?

As well as the general rules for acceptance on the flight, if you are going to travel with a pet (dogs and cats) in European Union Member States, you should have an up-to-date Pet Passport[Open in a new window]. Some countries also have strict regulations regarding the import of pets.

To take your pet with you, a fee of EUR 25 to 300 applies, depending on the destination. Book transportation for your pet through our offices up to 48 hours before departure.

If you require further information, please consult Transporting Pets

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