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United Airlines Pet Policy

United Airlines allows small pets such as dogs, cats, and rabbits to travel in the passenger cabin. These pets must remain inside their pet carrier and be placed underneath the seat in front throughout the journey. Only one adult cat or dog is allowed in each carrier, and the pets must stay inside the carrier with the door closed at all times. It's important to note that traveling with pets in-cabin is only allowed when there is space available.

Puppies and kittens must meet certain age requirements to travel on United Airlines. They must be at least 2 months old for domestic flights and 4 months old for international flights.

The fee for bringing pets in the cabin on United Airlines flights is $125 each way.

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Unfortunately, United Airlines does not allow dogs to travel as checked baggage.

When traveling with pets in the cabin, it is important to adhere to the allowed weights and dimensions for the carriers. For hard-sided carriers, the maximum dimensions are 17.5" x 12" x 7.5" (44 cm x 30 cm x 19 cm). Soft-sided carriers can have a maximum size of 18" x 11" x 11" (46 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm). It is essential that pets are able to stand up and safely turn around inside the carrier.

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.

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

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