American Airline Pet Travel

Do you also have queries regarding the American airline pet policy? Do you also want to know the rules and regulations related to American airlines? We are here to guide you about each and everything related to the pet travel policy of American airlines.

What is the American Airline Pet Policy 2022?

American Airlines allows in a total of 7 kennels on American airline flights and 5 kennels on American eagle flights.

Contact the American airlines customer care team to confirm your booking. American airlines restrict the traveling of pets if the temperature goes above 85 degrees Fahrenheit and below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. American Airlines does not grant permission to emotionally support animals.

Pet in-cabin policy:

As per American airlines in-cabin pet policy, if it’s a domestic flight the pet should be at least 8 weeks and if the pet is traveling to the US from another country i.e. international flight then it should be 16 weeks.

As per weight policy, pet weight should not exceed 9kg. Trained animals can travel free of a service cost on in-cabin flights. Pets have to stay in their kennels only. On international flights, a health certificate is necessary.

Checked baggage:

American Airlines permits only two pets in its baggage policy. Pet weight limit should not exceed 45kg/99lb. Two dogs and a cat between the age of 8 weeks and 6 months old of the same species. The health certificate is necessary under baggage policy and it must be issued within 10 days of the travel date.

American airline In-cargo pet policy

American airlines serve a pet policy if the flight hour is less than 12hrs and the weight can be up to 100lbs.

The age of the pet should be more than 8 weeks. American Airlines stopped accepting Series 100 for pet carriers.

Submit the documentation and required form with the airline. Covid guidelines have been taken care of.

What is the allowed carrier size for pets under American airlines’ pet policy?

For a pet to travel in-cabin

Dimension of carrier size for soft-sided carrier should be 18X11X11” (45X28X28cm).

In the case of a hard-sided carrier, it should be 19” X 13” X 9” (48X33X 32cm)

Checked baggage

Dimensions in case of checked baggage should be a maximum of 40” X27” X30”.

In cargo

Dimensions should be 40” X27” X30”.

A carrier must be large enough for the pets to move freely.

Please contact the reservation to verify the max dimension of a kennel and follow carrier measurement to avoid any trouble.

What is the pet policy service cost under American airlines?

For in-cabin pet policy

Pet travel under an American airline, there’s a service charge of USD 125. Though in the case of Service animals it’s free.

Baggage pet policy

The service cost in case of baggage policy is USD 200 and $150 per pet carrier if traveling to brazil.

For in-Cargo

The service price for the cargo pet policy is around USD 200. To confirm the fee for animals shipped as cargo, contact American airlines cargo.

Before booking, confirm the updated service charges to the American airline representative at

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