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Air India Pet Policy

When it comes to traveling with your furry friend, Air India understands the importance of keeping your pet safe and comfortable throughout the journey. With their pet-friendly policies, you can now bring your beloved pet along on your domestic flights within India.

If you wish to travel with your small pet in the passenger cabin, Air India allows pets and carriers that do not exceed 11 lbs (5 kg). However, it's important to note that small pets will be charged as excess baggage and will incur a fee between $100-200. To ensure a spot for your pet on board, contact Air India's Customer Service Team at (888) 634-1407 to make a reservation. Passengers traveling with their pets will be seated towards the back of the aircraft, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free experience for everyone.

For larger pets who cannot travel in the cabin, Air India offers the option to transport them in the cargo hold. To find out more about this service and make the necessary arrangements, contact Air India Reservations at (800) 223-7776. This way, you can rest assured that your pet will be well taken care of during the journey.

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Air India also provides the option to carry pet animals as checked baggage or ship them as cargo. If you choose this option, it is advisable to contact Air India Reservations at (800) 223-7776 for detailed information and to make the necessary arrangements.

When it comes to the allowed weights and dimensions for pets traveling in the cabin, carriers should not exceed 18" x 18" x 12" (46 cm x 46 cm x 30 cm). Additionally, carriers should be soft ventilated bags or kennels, ensuring the comfort and safety of your pet throughout the flight. It is also mandatory to place a moisture absorbent mat in the carrier to maintain cleanliness.

While Air India welcomes pets on board, there are a few restrictions and limitations to keep in mind. For flights to or from London, pets are not permitted in the cabin or as accompanied baggage. Similarly, for flights to the Middle East, live birds will not be carried as accompanied baggage either in the cabin or in the hold. Additionally, Air India does not accept the transport of emotional support animals. It's important to note that only two pets are permitted to travel in the cabin on Air India flights.

Keep in mind that air carriers can change these policies at any time, so you should always check directly with the airline you are traveling on, before you book, for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

For detailed information about Air India, including flight check-in, baggage policies, corporate information, and more, you can visit their Air India Guide.

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