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Turkish Airlines Pet Policy

Turkish Airlines welcomes pets on board, allowing dogs, cats, and small birds to travel in the cabin with passengers. However, there are certain guidelines and restrictions that pet owners must adhere to when flying with their furry or feathered companions.

In the cabin, dogs, cats, and small birds such as goldfinches, budgies, and canaries are permitted as long as the combined weight of the pet and carrier does not exceed 17 lbs (8 kg). It's important to note that dogs and cats cannot travel on the same plane as cats and birds. If multiple pets are traveling in the same carrier, they must be of the same species and within the weight limit.

Passengers are allowed a maximum of 2 carriers, but only 1 carrier is permitted in the cabin. Fees for pets traveling in the cabin on domestic flights start at $10, while fees for pets traveling in the cabin on international flights start at $65.

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If a pet exceeds the weight limits to travel in the cabin, they may qualify for travel as checked baggage instead. Fees for pets traveling as checked baggage on domestic flights start at $15, and fees for pets traveling as checked baggage on international flights start at $130.

When traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 23 cm in height, 30 cm in width, and 40 cm in length (9"H x 11"W x 15"L). For pets traveling in the hold, carriers must not exceed 75 cm x 75 cm x 125 cm (30"H x 30"W x 50"L). All carriers must be hard-sided, properly ventilated, and watertight. Additionally, carriers must be labeled with the passenger's name, address, telephone number, and the name of the pet(s).

It's important to be aware of the restrictions and limitations imposed by Turkish Airlines. The following breeds are not allowed to fly in the cabin or as checked baggage: American Bulldog, Bandog Tosa Inu, Caucasian Ovcharka, Dogue de Bordeaux, Doberman (Pincher Doberman and all Doberman breeds), Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Mastiff (except Bull Mastiff), Wolf Dog Mixed-Breeds, Anatolian Shepherd, Boerboel breeds, and crossbreeds. However, these breeds may be accepted for travel with Turkish Cargo. The final decision on whether pets can travel is made by the pilots. If ventilation conditions are deemed insufficient, animals will not be allowed to travel as checked baggage.

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

For detailed information about Turkish Airlines, including flight check-in, baggage policies, corporate information, and more, check out our Turkish Airlines Guide.

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