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Qantas Pet Restrictions & Fees

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Qantas Pet Policy

Qantas, the renowned Australian airline, has specific guidelines and restrictions when it comes to traveling with pets. Whether you're planning to bring your furry friend on board or have them travel in the cargo hold, it's important to be aware of Qantas' pet policy to ensure a smooth and safe journey for your beloved companion.

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin on any Qantas flights. However, if your pet is traveling on their own, internationally, or within 24 hours of departure, you can contact Qantas Freight in Australia for more details and prices. Each pet must weigh less than 30 lbs (14 kg), and more than one pet may travel in the same carrier if they are from the same species, similar in size and weight, and used to cohabitation.

For pets traveling in the cargo hold, it is important to note that the number of pets allowed as cargo on Qantas flights is limited. Therefore, it is advisable to book a spot for your pet as soon as your travel plans are confirmed. To make a reservation, you can contact the Qantas Customer Service Team at (800) 227-4500. If you are booking more than one animal crate, you will need to contact the Cargo Department in Australia at (+61) 13-12-13 for more information.

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When transporting your pet in the cargo hold, it is crucial to ensure that their carrier meets the required dimensions. The maximum carrier size allowed is 50" x 24" x 32" (129 cm x 62 cm x 82 cm). Your pet should have enough room inside the crate to sit comfortably, stand up, and turn around easily without touching the sides or roof. Additionally, pets must be provided with water that is accessible to them from inside the carrier.

Qantas has certain restrictions and limitations in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all passengers. The following breeds are not accepted to travel with Qantas: Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Pit Bull Terrier, Perro De Presa Canario, and Presa Canario. Furthermore, kittens and puppies under 8 weeks of age and animals that demonstrate aggressive behaviors or show excessive chewing or cage destruction will not be allowed to travel.

Brachycephalic (snub-nosed) dogs, such as French Bulldogs, British/English Bulldogs, Pugs, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, American Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, and Japanese Chins, are permitted on flights no longer than 5 hours in length and no more than 2 sectors per journey.

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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