Air Transat Airlines Pet Policy
Air Transat Airlines understands that pets are important members of the family and allows passengers to travel with their furry companions. Here is everything you need to know about Air Transat's pet policy.
In order to ensure that there is enough space for pets on board, Air Transat requests that passengers reserve their pet's spot at least three days prior to departure. This will also allow for the necessary inspection by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Passengers will be charged an additional $30 CAD fee to cover the inspection costs. It is important to note that arrivals from the USA are exempt from this fee.
If your pet weighs less than 22 lbs (10 kg), you can bring them with you in the cabin. However, they must remain inside a carrier throughout the flight and be stored underneath the seat in front of you. For flights within Canada and to the U.S., the fee for each segment of travel is $50 in advance or $75 at the airport. For flights to Europe or South America, the fee for each segment of travel is $100 in advance or $115 at the airport.
If your pet and carrier exceed a combined weight of 99 lbs (45 kg), they can be transported as checked baggage. The fees for checked baggage vary depending on the destination. For flights within Canada, the fee for each segment of travel is $100 in advance or $115 at the airport. For flights to the U.S., the fee for each segment of travel is $150 in advance or $175 at the airport. For flights to Europe or South America, the fee for each segment of travel is $275 in advance or $300 at the airport.
If your pet exceeds the limitations of traveling as checked baggage, they may qualify for transport as cargo. For more information on this option, passengers can contact Air Transat at (877) 872-6728.
When traveling in the cabin, the dimensions of the carrier should not exceed 9.5" x 10" x 17" (24.1 cm x 25.5 cm x 43.2 cm). The carrier must be leak-proof, well-ventilated, and soft-sided. Hard-sided carriers or any other type of bag are not permitted in the cabin. For pets traveling as checked baggage, carriers should not exceed 48" x 32" x 35" (122 cm x 81.3 cm x 89 cm) and should be properly ventilated, providing enough space for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably.
It is important to note that Air Transat does have certain restrictions and limitations on specific breeds of animals. The following breeds are not allowed to travel on board: Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boerbull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Mastiff, and Tosa. However, emotional support animals and certified service dogs are welcome in the passenger cabin when accompanied by certification and documentation and traveling with a person with a disability.
Keep in mind that air carriers can change these policies at any time, so you should always check directly with Air Transat before you book for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
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