American Airlines Pet Policy

American Airlines Pet Policy

American  AirlinesAmerican Airlines Pet Policy

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In Cabin/Carry-On Pet Fee:  $125 one-way

Maximum Weight Allowed:  Pet and container can weigh no more than 20 lbs. combined.

Cargo Area/Checked Baggage Pet Fee:  $200 one-way

Pet Carrier Guidelines:  For pets traveling in cabin/carry-on, non-collapsible kennels cannot exceed the under seat dimensions of any aircraft included in your journey.  Soft-sided collapsible kennels can be slightly larger, but still need to fit under the seat without having to excessively collapse the kennel, have to be secure, padded, made of water-repellant material and have nylon mesh ventilation on 2 or more sides.  Pets must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position, without touching any side or top of the carrier.

For pets traveling in cargo, pets must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position, without touching any side or top of the carrier.  Pet carriers must be made of wood, metal, plastic or a similar material.  The carriers must have ventilation on at least three sides for domestic U.S. travel, and all 4 sides for international travel.  The maximum size for checked kennels is a series 500 kennel. Series 700 kennels are not allowed on any aircraft.  There must also be a small bag of food for a 24-hour period attached to the top of the kennel.

Pet Policy Details:  Visit American Airlines Website