Cost to Fly with Pets - By Airline

Every airline has a different pet carry-on fee. Here is a list of major airlines and what each charges so you can make the best decision for your pet! Keep in mind the needs of your pet when choosing to fly. Many airlines won't accept older or dogs with snub noses due to higher risk.

Airline with cheapest pet carry-on

Cheapest Airline for Pet Carry-on: Southwest at $95
Cheapest Airline for Pet Cargo: American Airlines at $175

American Airlines

Carry-on Cost: $125 each way per carrier

Cargo Cost: $175 each way per carrier

Link to American Pet Policy

Delta Airlines

Carry-on Cost: $125 each way per carrier

Cargo Cost: $200 each way per carrier

Link to Delta Pet Policies

JetBlue

Carry-on Cost: $100 each way per carrier

Cargo Cost: Not offered

Southwest Airlines

Carry-on Cost: $95 each way per carrier

Cargo Cost: Not offered

Spirit Airlines

Carry-on Cost: $100 each way per carrier

Cargo Cost: Not offered

Link to Spirit Pet Policy

United Airlines

Carry-on Cost: $125 each way per carrier. There is an additional $125 service charge for each stopover of more than four hours within the U.S. or more than 24 hours outside of the U.S

Cargo Cost: The cost depends on the combined weight of the pet plus the weight of the kennel.

Link to United Pet Policy

US Airways

Carry-on Cost: $125 each way per carrier

Cargo Cost: Not offered

Link to US Airways Pet Policy

Virgin America

Carry-on Cost: $100 each way per carrier

Cargo Cost: Not offered

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