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China Airlines Pet Policy

If you are planning to travel with your furry friend on China Airlines, it's important to familiarize yourself with their pet policy. Here is everything you need to know before booking your flight.

Making Reservations: To transport your dog or cat as checked baggage, it is necessary to contact China Airlines in advance. Once your travel plans are confirmed, call them at (800) 227-5118 to guarantee a spot for your pet on board.

Pets as Checked Baggage: China Airlines allows animals to travel as checked baggage as long as they meet the necessary requirements. The fee for pets traveling to regions other than the Americas and U.S. and Canadian Territories is three times the usual excess baggage rate, ranging from $6 to $220. On these flights, animals weighing over 30 lbs (14 kg) and over 6 months old must travel on their own in a carrier. Animals under 30 lbs (14 kg) can travel with two pets in the same carrier if they are similar in size. Animals between 10 weeks and 6 months old with a combined weight less than 30 lbs (14 kg) can travel in sets of three if they are from the same litter. For pets traveling to/from the Americas and U.S. and Canadian Territories, the fee is two times the excess baggage charge for each carrier if it is under 70 lbs (32 kg), and three times if the combined weight of the pet and carrier exceeds this weight. Only one pet is permitted in each carrier on these flights, except for animals between 10 weeks and 6 months old who weigh less than 20 lbs (9 kg) and can travel in pairs.

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Allowed Weights & Dimensions: When traveling as checked baggage, pet carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 27" x 35" (70 cm x 90 cm). It is important that pets have enough space to lie down, turn around, and move comfortably within the carrier. The carrier should have ventilation on three sides to ensure proper airflow throughout the journey. Additionally, there should be provisions for water and food inside the carrier for your pet's well-being during the flight.

Restrictions & Limitations: China Airlines does not accept pets with a strong odor in the hold. Pregnant pets are not allowed to travel within 7 days of giving birth. Furthermore, there are specific dog and cat breeds that are not accepted for travel at any time. The prohibited dog breeds include American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brazileiros, Japanese Tosa, Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull Terrier, Chinese Pug, Dutch Pug, English Bulldog, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Pekinese, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, and Chow Chow. The prohibited cat breeds include Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayans, and Persians (Including Chinchilla).

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

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

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