Brussels Airlines Pet Policy
Brussels Airlines is happy to welcome pets on board its flights under certain conditions. Cats and small dogs can accompany you in the passenger cabin, provided their combined weight with the carrier does not exceed 18 lbs (8 kg). The pets need to be at least 12 weeks old, clean, healthy, and odorless. The airlines allow two adult animals or animals up to 6 months old from the same litter, with a maximum quantity of three, to be transported in the same carrier. They must be familiar with each other and their combined weight should not exceed the 18 lbs (8 kg) limit. It's important to ensure that all pets are securely placed under the seat during the flight. The fee for pets traveling in the cabin varies from $70 to $115, contingent on the travel destination.
For pets too large to travel in the cabin, Brussels Airlines provides an option for them to be transported as checked baggage. This is applicable for cats and dogs whose combined weight with their carrier is under 44 lbs (20 kg). Similar to cabin rules, pets must be at least 12 weeks old, clean, healthy, and odorless. Two adult pets each weighing under 30 lbs (14 kg) can be shipped together, provided they are comfortable with each other. The fee for smaller pets under 7 lbs (3 kg) ranges from $90 to $195, while for pets weighing over 7 lbs (3 kg) but under 44 lbs (22 kg), the cost ranges from $185 to $390, depending on the destination of travel.
Pets exceeding 44 lbs (20 kg) can be transported via the cargo hold. The airline specifies that for animals traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed 45" (118 cm) and they should be soft-sided, smell-proof, and leak-proof. For pets traveling in the hold, small carriers should follow specific dimensions to ensure safe and comfortable travel for the pets. The maximum permitted dimensions for various carriers are specified by the airlines, with the largest being 48" x 32" x 35" (121 cm x 81 cm x 88 cm).
It's worth noting that Brussels Airlines has imposed restrictions on certain brachycephalic breeds traveling in the cabin. Breeds like Affenpinscher, Bulldog, Pugs, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Japanese Spaniel, Lhaso Apso, Pekinese, Pit Bull, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and their cross-breeds are only allowed to travel in the cabin with Brussels Airlines.
Always remember, airlines can alter these policies without prior notice. Thus, it's advisable to check directly with Brussels Airlines for the most accurate and up-to-date information before booking your flight.
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