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Cathay Pacific Pet Restrictions & Fees

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Cathay Pacific Pet Policy

Embarking on a journey with your beloved pet by your side can be a delightful experience. Here at Cathay Pacific Airways, we strive to make this possible while prioritizing the safety and comfort of your furry friends. To ensure a seamless travel experience, you should keep in mind certain important aspects when reserving a spot for your pet.

Firstly, the combined weight of your pet and its carrier, its dimensions, as well as the material and make of the carrier, need to be provided at the time of booking. As is standard across airlines, we also require health and vaccination certificates, along with entry permits and any other necessary documents based on your destination country. To facilitate this process, or for any further inquiries, feel free to contact our team at (800) 233-2742.

Despite our commitment to accommodating your pets, we regret to inform you that animals are not allowed in the passenger cabin on any of our flights. However, we do provide the option for pets to travel as checked baggage, given they meet our necessary criteria. Pets and carriers should have a maximum combined weight of 70 lbs (32 kg). Exceptions can be made for weights above this limit with prior approval. The transportation fee for your pet is dependent on the zones of travel, ranging between $12 for shorter flights and $60 for longer flights.

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For your pet's comfortable journey, their carrier needs to be clean, lockable, escape-proof, and leak-proof, with ample holes for breathing. It's crucial that your pet can stand, turn, and lie down naturally in the carrier. While dog carriers should be constructed from fibreglass, rigid plastic, or metal with strong weld metal mesh, cat carriers can be made from wood, fibreglass, rigid plastic, or metal.

We value the well-being of all pets, hence, there are some breed restrictions due to health concerns. Several snub-nosed dog breeds, fighting dog breeds, as well as some cat breeds are not accepted in the hold on our flights. Additionally, Korean squirrels and Skunks are also not allowed.

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

For more comprehensive information about Cathay Pacific, including details on flight check-in, baggage policies, corporate information, and more, check out our Cathay Pacific Guide.

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