What is Aerolineas Argentinas policy on pet acceptance?
Aerolineas Argentinas allows pets to travel as checked baggage.
Exclusively on domestic and regional flights, pets are accepted for transportation in the passenger cabin.
What pets are allowed to travel on Aerolineas Argentinas flights?
Aerolineas Argentinas allows passengers to travel with dogs and cats as pets. If you have a pet other than a dog or cat, you should contact Aerolineas Argentinas Customer Service Center.
Pets in Cabin
Transportation of pets in the passenger cabin is available for booking only through the Call Center and must be required at least 72 hours in advance. This service is available only on domestic and South America flights (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay). Only one pet (dog or cat) per passenger is accepted.
Only cats and dogs, including brachycephalic breeds, are accepted in the passenger cabin. Pets must be at least 8 weeks old, and the maximum weight, including carrier, is 7 kg. It is also necessary to have a certificate of good health and rabies certificate, issued by a veterinarian at most ten 10 days before the departure of the flight, and the corresponding vaccination certificates.
Pets must be transported in a suitable container or bag provided by the passenger. The container must have a waterproof base and the necessary qualities with regard to resistance, ventilation, safety, and comfort for the pet. In the case that the container does not comply with the conditions of acceptance, it will not be allowed for boarding. The maximum dimensions of the container should be the following:
- Soft bag: 48 x 30 x 20 cm (L x W x H).
- Rigid container: 48 x 30 x 17 cm (L x W x H).
For the transportation of pets in the passenger cabin, Aerolineas Argentinas will charge the following fee per segment:
- Domestic flights – ARS 2000.
- Regional flights (South America) – USD 120.
Pets as Checked Baggage
If you want your pet to travel as checked baggage, you must book the space at least 48 hours before the flight’s departure. Due to the differences as regards the conditions in the hold of different types of aircraft, the booking for your pet to be transported in the hold has a conditional character.
The transportation of brachycephalic breeds of dogs and cats is not accepted as checked baggage.
The transportation of pets (dogs and cats) as checked baggage on narrow-body aircraft (Boeing 737 700 and 737 800) is permitted but will be subject to the weather conditions at the moment of boarding.
On Embraer 190 aircraft operated by Austral, pets as checked baggage are not accepted on flights exceeding 2 hours. This restriction applies to both domestic and regional routes, but only those operated by Austral. The restriction does not apply on flights operated by Aerolineas Argentinas.
Requirements for Pet Kennels
The animal must travel in a suitable kennel, with a waterproof bottom. The kennel must be of good quality, resistant, well ventilated, safe and comfortable for the animal’s size. Only one animal per each kennel will be accepted.
All pets travel as excess baggage, and a fee must be paid according to the destination and the weight in kilos:
|Route||Weight (pet + kennel)|
|Up to 23 kg||23-32 kg||Over 32 kg|
|Domestic within Argentina||ARS 1800||ARS 2400||ARS 3500|
|Within South America||USD 100||USD 150||USD 200|
|South America ↔ Europe, the US, Mexico, Dominican Republic||USD/EUR 150||USD/EUR 200||USD/EUR 280|
Guide Dogs are allowed to travel in the passenger cabin, without any charge, as a companion of a passenger that, due to his/her visual or hearing disability, depends on it. The animal must wear a leash and a harness and will not be permitted to occupy a seat.