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Ethiopian Airlines Pet Policy

Ethiopian Airlines understands that pets are an important part of many people's lives and recognizes the need for pet owners to travel with their furry companions. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey for both pets and their owners, Ethiopian Airlines has established a comprehensive pet policy.

Pet Reservation Info: If you plan to travel with your pet on Ethiopian Airlines, it is important to register your pet in advance. As there are limited spots available, it is recommended to request a spot for your pet as soon as your travel plans are confirmed. You can easily do this by contacting Ethiopian Airlines directly at (800) 445-2733.

Pets in Passenger Cabin: Ethiopian Airlines allows a limited number of dogs or cats to travel in the cabin on each flight. In Economy class, a maximum of 2 pets are permitted, while in Business class, only 1 pet is allowed. It is important to note that the combined weight of the pet and carrier cannot exceed 17 lbs (8 kg) to qualify for travel in the cabin.

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The fee for traveling with pets in the cabin depends on the size of your animal and travel plans. Ethiopian Airlines charges 3 times the usual excess baggage fee rate for this service. The excess baggage fee ranges between $80-270.

Allowed Weights & Dimensions: For pets traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 21" x 15" x 8" (55 cm X 40 cm X 20 cm). However, if your pet is traveling as checked baggage, the carrier may exceed these dimensions.

Restrictions & Limitations: Ethiopian Airlines only accepts dogs as emotional support animals. However, in order for a dog to qualify as an emotional support animal, there must be a medical doctor's attestation stating the medical or therapeutic need for the animal to travel in the cabin.

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

Check out our Ethiopian Airlines Guide for detailed information about this airline, including flight check-in, baggage policies, corporate information, and more.

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