When wanderlust calls, you’ve got to answer the call. But leaving your beloved four-legged pup behind is not an option—after all, there are plenty of dog-friendly cities on your bucket list. But it’s important to fly on an airline that will treat your dog well, and since every airline handles pet travel a little differently, we decided to break a bunch down for you. (You’re welcome.) Psst: Always double check with the airlines before you pack off and leave as their rules and regulations are subject to change.
Like most airlines, American requires puppies to be at least eight weeks old to fly. It charges $125 per flight for an in-cabin buddy and $175 to check a kennel. One thing to keep in mind: There’s only a handful of cities that support connecting American flights with pets aboard. Check the website if your itinerary includes a pit stop.
In-Cabin: 1 dog ≤ 20 lbs.
Checked Kennel: Yes
Big Dog Friendly: Yes
International Travel: Yes
Health Certificate Required: Checked pets only
Overall Rating: 7/10