Flying with your pet(dog/cat) could not be as easy on Air Canada airlines. Find the answer to your queries so here, is the information for flying with the pet by air Canada airlines as per Air Canada pet policy 2023.
What is the pet policy of Air Canada 2023?
Air Canada’s pet policy permits 2-4 pets in the cabin on the same flight so passengers have to call and book the reservation of pets shortly by contacting the customer service team. You have to tell them the pet’s weight, size, and breed.
Pets can travel (in-cabin, cargo ) as per the preference of the passenger.
Note: Minors are not allowed to travel with pets alone.
Pets in checked baggage:
On Air Canada flights, a 10 weeks old dog and cat can travel on the same flight with the passenger and the airlines can refuse to take the pet when the cargo plane temperature is too low or too high.
Air Canada pet policy in cabin:
With Air Canada airlines, air Canada express flights run by jazz or sky regional(between Montreal and Toronto city airport) pets of 10 weeks old can travel with the passenger on the plane. Cats or dogs can fly in-cabin underneath the seat of the passenger.
Air Canada cargo pet policy:
Only warmblood (birds, mammals, insects, and aquatics) is allowed in cargo. Pets must be 16weeks old and have a health certificate. Air Canada will not allow pets to travel when the outside temperature is 85 degrees F(29.5 degrees C).
What is the cost to travel with my pet on air Canada?
Air Canada pet fees range between:
|In the baggage compartment/cargo||$105-$120.75CAD/USD||$270-$318.60CAD/USD|
What are the dimensions of the pet kennel?
Under the Air Canada pet carrier policy, the following are the sizes of the kennel:
The size of the carrier in case of :
Hard-sided 9’’height x 15.5’’weight x 21.5”length(23cmx40cmx55cm)
Soft-sided 10.5’’height x 15.5’’weight x 21.5’’length(27cmx40cmx55cm)
The measurement of the carrier [292cm(115in)] in linear dimension [ length + width + height ]
Note: Carrier measurements will vary depending on the aircraft serving the route.
What is the weight limit for a pet to fly in Air Canada?
In-cabin and In the baggage compartment:
The total weight of the pet and kennel is under 100lbs (45kg) if a passenger wants to ship a large pet carrier they can contact Air Canada Cargo(AC animals)
How do I book my pet with Air Canada airlines?
First, you have to contact air Canada reservation to register your pet in advance for travel on the same flight.
Then you have to provide them with all the information about a pet such as a breed, weight, and size of the carrier at the time of the call.
Note: If your pet cannot be accommodated on the flight and date you selected, your ticket can then be refunded without any charge. After 24 hours, any flight changes will be subject to applicable change and cancellation fees.
Air Canada pet documents:
A health certificate of a pet is required to travel by air Canada airlines and that certificate is issued within 10 days to travel.
Proof of valid rabies vaccination.
In case the pet is pregnant a valid veterinary certificate will be required.
While traveling internationally, Air Canada will require all forms required for the destination country to be presented at the check-in point.
Air Canada dog breed restrictions:
Brachycephalic breeds cannot travel in the baggage compartment.
For some strong dog breeds, transportation requires special containers, and those containers must be of metal and secured with a lock.
The followings are the breeds according to air Canada which are not allowed:
Cats as per Air Canada Cat policy:
|British Shorthair||Burmese||Exotic shorthair|
Dogs as per Air Canada Dog policy:
|Boston terrier||Lhasa apso|
|Brussels griffon||pug- all breeds including the Chinese pug|
|Bulldogs- all breeds including American, French, English, and dutch bulldogs||Shar-pei|
|Chihuahua (apple-headed)||Shih Tzu|
|Chow chow||Teddy bear( also known as Zuchon or shichon|
|English toy spaniel||Tibetan spaniel|
Frequently asked questions
Can I take my emotional support animal to Air Canada airlines?
As per Air Canada ESA pet policy, Air Canada will no longer allow emotional support animals to fly in the cabin. they only allowed certified professionally trained service animals that are helping customers with disabilities free of charge. The notice must be given 48 hours in advance.
How to add a pet to my Air Canada flight after booking?
You can book online and then quickly call to add your dog to your reservation. But make sure, you notify air Canada that you are traveling with your pet within 24 hours of making your own booking.
Is Air Canada airlines pet-friendly?
Air Canada Air line welcomes to bring cats and dogs over 10 weeks old to travel in the hold on some flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, and Air Canada express.
How many dogs are allowed on air Canada flights?
Whether it’s international flights or domestic flights Air Canada allows 2-4 pets in the cabin per flight.