1. What are the transport methods for pets provided by Air Canada?
With Air Canada, pets can travel in the passenger cabin, checked as baggage in pressurized and temperature controlled area of your aircraft, or shipped as cargo in pressurized and temperature controlled area.
2. Can I take my pet in the passenger cabin?
Your cat or small dog can fly with you in the passenger cabin, as long as you reguster within 24 hours of completing your booking and comply with the rules and restrictions that apply.
3. How can I take my pet with me as checked baggage?
Pets travelling in the baggage compartment need to be registered within 24 hours of completing the booking and have a maximum weight of 32 kg/70 lb together with their kennel, and the maximum size of the carrier should be 292 cm/115 in (length + width + height).
4. What are the kennel requirements?
For pets travelling in the passenger cabin, soft-sided kennels are recommended. The combined weight of the pet and carrier should not exceed 10 kg/22 lb, and the size of the carrier should be smaller than 23 cm/9in X 40cm/15.5in X 55cm/21.5in.
5. What kind of health documents do I need for my pet?
Call your destination for this kind of information. You may want to take a look at the regulations, first.
6. What are the fees Air Canada is charging for pet transport services?
Pets in the cabin are charged $50 CAD for flights within Canada and Canada/US (except Hawaii), and $100 CAD for international flights. The fees for pets travelling in the baggage compartment are $105 CAD for flights within Canada and Canada/US (except Hawaii), and $270 CAD for international flights.
7. Are there any other pet-related restrictions with Air Canada?
Air Canada can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, poor kenneling, or extreme temperatures at origin, transfer, or destination airports.