A summary of tips, rules, restrictions and fees for flying with your pet on United Airlines :
- Dogs, cats and household birds may be accepted for in cabin or the cargo hold. Rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs may be accepted for the cargo hold only. Advance reservations are required for both options.
- For pets in cabin the carrier must fit under the seat and the pet must stay in the carrier at all times while on board.
- Ensure that you have a valid health certificate issued by a veterinarian.
From United Airlines:
"For the safety of your animal, United Airlines does not accept the following short-nosed dog breeds, or mixed-breed dogs exhibiting the short-nosed characteristics of these breeds, as either checked baggage or cargo from June 1st through September 30th of each year. This restriction does not apply to animals traveling with you in the cabin.
Boston Terrier, Boxer, English or French Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, Lhasa Apso, Pug, Shar-Pei, Shih Tzu"
"Due to extreme heat, United Airlines will not accept any pets as checked baggage for travel to/from Kuwait (KWI) from June 1st through September 30th. Pets can be carried in the cabin only if departing Kuwait. If the pet is in the cabin, the embargo time frame does not apply."
- "United Airlines may not be able to accommodate pets on some aircraft or routes, or in many United First and United Business cabins."
- If you are traveling on another airline, you are subject to their fees and your pet will need to be claimed and re-checked with the connecting airline.
- Fee - Travel within the US, Canada and US territories in cabin - $125 one way. Checked baggage (cargo hold) - $250 one way. For international travel in cabin - $250 one way. Checked baggage (cargo hold) - $250 to $500 one way depending on the combined size of the pet and kennel.