Asiana Airlines Pet Policy
Asiana Airlines welcomes small dogs, cats, and household birds to travel in the cabin with their owners. The combined weight of the pet and carrier should not exceed 15 lbs (7 kg). It is important to note that pets must remain inside a carrier for the entire duration of the journey. Each passenger is allowed to bring one pet per carrier, unless they have two puppies under six months, two kittens under six months, a mother and a baby pet, or a pair of birds who can travel together. The carrier must fit under the seat in front of you throughout the flight. The fee for this service ranges from $140 to $290.
If your pet and carrier exceed the weight limit for cabin travel, Asiana Airlines allows pets to be transported as checked baggage. The combined weight of the pet and carrier should not exceed 99 lbs (45 kg). Animals weighing up to 70 lbs (32 kg) are charged the same fees as pets in the cabin. For animals weighing between 70-99 lbs (32-45 kg), the fee ranges from $290 to $590.
In cases where pets do not meet the requirements for cabin or checked baggage travel, they can be transported in the cargo hold. Pets weighing over 66 lbs (30 kg) must be placed in a strong carrier to prevent escape.
For pets traveling in the cabin, the maximum combined dimensions of carriers cannot exceed 45" (115 cm). Soft carriers can be up to 10" (26 cm) in height. For pets traveling in the cargo hold, the combined dimensions of carriers should not exceed 112" (285 cm) and the height should not exceed 33" (84 cm). Carriers must have a lock and provide sufficient space for animals to move freely inside.
Asiana Airlines has restrictions on certain dog breeds and their cross-breeds. The following breeds are not allowed to travel with Asiana Airlines: American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Fila Brazileiros, Japanese Tosa, Pit Bull Terrier, and Dogo Argentinos. Additionally, the transportation of short-nosed dogs as checked baggage is restricted from July 1 to September 30. The restricted breeds include: Pugs, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Affenpinscher, American Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chowchow, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Mastiff, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pekingese, Presa Canario, Pug, Sharpei, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, and Valley Bulldog.
Passengers are allowed to bring one pet in the cabin and up to two pets as checked baggage. However, Asiana Airlines reserves the right to restrict or refuse entry for pets based on their policies.
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.
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