Rabbit-friendly airlines

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Here is a list of known rabbit-friendly airlines around the world with relevant information. These airlines may allow rabbits in either the cabin, as checked baggage, or in cargo.

This may not be a complete or up-to-date list. Please also do your own research before booking a flight with your rabbit. See International Import Regulations for Pet Rabbits for additional information on regulations for international travel. Some countries may not allow rabbits to be in the cabin or checked in as baggage. See Rabbit-Friendly Transportation Agencies if you are unable to find an airline that will allow you to transport your rabbit with you.

When flying with your rabbit, please make sure you use an airline-approved carrier. All flights will have a limited number of kennels allowed for in-cabin and checked baggage, so call the airlines to reserve space for your pet as soon as possible.

Airline Cabin? Checked Baggage? Cargo? Notes
Aer Lingus N/A 40 EUR per flight, only on Aer Lingus Regional operated flights.[1][2] Yes, see Aer Lingus cargo for details.
airBaltic N/A 110-220 EUR each way.[3] Yes, contact for prices.
Air North 50-56.50 CAD each way.[4] 50-113 CAD each way.[4] Yes, please contact airline for details.
  • Locations Serviced: Only Canada as of Mar 2023.
  • In cabin requirements:
    • Carrier must be soft shell, max dimensions depend on plane.
    • One rabbit per passenger.
  • Relevant Resources: Booking Your Pet's Travel
Air Europa 25-150 EUR each way.[5] 90-240 EUR each way.[5]
  • Locations Serviced: 30 countries from Spain as of Mar 2023.
  • In cabin requirements:
    • Minimum age - 3 months.
    • Max carrier dimensions - 55x35x25 cm.
    • Total carrier+pet weight - no more than 8kg.
    • Can carry up to 3 pets in one container.
  • Checked baggage requirements:
    • Can check in up to 5 animals.
    • Minimum age - 3 months.
    • Maximum of 2 animals up to 14kg each allowed in one container. Maximum of 3 animals from the same litter, up to 6 months old, in one container.
  • Relevant Resources: Travelling with pets, The acceptation of carry-on pets
Alaska Airlines 100 USD each way.[6] 100 USD each way.[6] Yes, see PetStreak™ Animal Express for details.
  • Locations Serviced: 5 countries from United States as of Mar 2023.
  • In cabin max carrier sizes:[6]
    • Hard-sided - 17" L x 11" W x 7.5" H
    • Soft-sided - 17" L x 11" W x 9.5" H
  • Only cats and dogs are allowed in cabin to Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Hawaii.
  • Relevant Resources: Traveling with Pets
All Nippon Airways N/A 50-400 USD each way[7]
Corsair 50-100 EUR each way domestically.[8] 100-200 EUR each way domestically.[9]
Delta Air Lines N/A Yes, but only for active US military personnel. Yes, but only within the US. Delta Cargo only accepts international pet shipments from known shippers.
Emirates SkyCargo N/A N/A Yes, contact for prices.
EVA Airways N/A Yes, charged by weight or by piece.[10] Yes, contact EVA Air Cargo for prices.
  • Locations Serviced: 22 countries from Taiwan as of Mar 2023.
  • Pets are prohibited in flights from China and all flights to and from Australia.
  • Maximum of two rabbits per container. Maximum of three rabbits less than six months old and from same litter in the same container.
  • Relevant Resources: Baggage Information > Travelling with Pets
Finnair 40-75 EUR each way.[11] 75-300 EUR each way.[11] Yes, contact for prices. Information.
  • Locations Serviced: 38 countries from Finland as of Mar 2023.
  • Total carrier weight including pet may not exceed 17 lb.
  • In cabin max carrier sizes:
    • Hard-sided - 14" L x 12" W x 8" H
    • Soft-sided - 22" L x 18" W x 10" H
  • Relevant Resources: Pets
Frontier Airlines 99 USD each way.[12] N/A
  • Locations Serviced: 9 countries from United States as of Mar 2023.
  • Only one pet per container and carry-on per person. Due to limited space in the cabin, a pet container will count as either a carry-on bag or personal item. Rabbits may only fly in-cabin domestically in the US. Maximum carrier dimensions are 18" L x 14" W x 8" H.[12]
  • Relevant Resources: Family and Pets
ITA Airways 60-210 EUR each way.[13] 70-220 EUR each way.[13]
Japan Airlines N/A Yes, for domestic flights.[14] Contact JAL Reservations for international flights. Yes, contact for prices.
Lufthansa Cargo N/A N/A Yes, please contact Lufthansa Cargo Service Center.
Pacific Coastal Airlines 52.50 CAD each way.[15] 105 CAD each way.[15]
Spirit Airlines 125 USD each way.[16] N/A N/A
  • Locations Serviced: 17 countries from United States as of Mar 2023.
  • In-cabin kennels must be an airline-approved soft-sided carrier with max dimensions of 18" L x 14" W x 9" H. Your kennel is considered to be your carry-on item* in your carry-on baggage allowance. A maximum of 2 pets per container is permitted, but only one container per guest is allowed.[17]
  • Only service animals are accepted on international flights.
  • Relevant Resources: Does Spirit Airlines allow pets on board?
WestJet N/A after Jul 5, 2023.[18] 100-118 CAD/USD each way.[18] Yes, contact WestJet Cargo for details.

Additional resources

See also


  1. Aer Lingus. (n.d.). Summary of Fees. Retrieved 8 April 2016 from https://www.aerlingus.com/support/fees/
  2. Aer Lingus. (n.d.). Travelling with Pets. Retrieved 8 April 2016 from https://www.aerlingus.com/travel-information/baggage-information/travelling-with-pets/
  3. . airBaltic. (n.d.). Travelling with pets. Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.airbaltic.com/en/travelling-with-pets
  4. 4.0 4.1 Air North. (n.d.). Booking Your Pet's Travel. Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.flyairnorth.com/support/pets-jets
  5. 5.0 5.1 Air Europa. (n.d.). Passengers with Pets. Retrieved 7 Jun 2016 from https://www.aireuropa.com/en/flights/passengers#with-pets
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Alaska Airlines. (n.d.). Traveling with pets. Retrieved 6 April 2016 from https://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/policies/pets-traveling-with-pets.aspx
  7. All Nippon Airways. (n.d.). Traveling with Pets. Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.ana.co.jp/en/us/travel-information/pet-policy/
  8. Corsair. (n.d.). Can I travel with a rodent? Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.flycorsair.com/en/transport-animal/can-i-travel-rodent
  9. Corsair. (n.d.). Can I travel with a rodent? Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.flycorsair.com/en/transport-animal/can-i-travel-rodent
  10. EVA Airways, Baggage Information > Travelling with Pets
  11. 11.0 11.1 Finnair. (n.d.). Pets on Finnair Flights. Retrieved 27 Oct 2016 from https://www.finnair.com/INT/GB/information-services/baggage/pets
  12. 12.0 12.1 Frontier Airlines. (n.d). Family and Pets. Retrieved 10 Sep 2020 from https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel/travel-info/family-pets/
  13. 13.0 13.1 ITA Airways. (n.d.). FARES APPLICABLE TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF PETS. Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.ita-airways.com/en_us/fly-ita/organize-your-trip/pets/pets-transportation.html
  14. Japan Airlines, Traveling with Pets
  15. 15.0 15.1 Pacific Coastal Airlines. (n.d.). Pet Travel. Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.pacificcoastal.com/pet-travel/
  16. Spirit Airlines. (n.d.). Optional Services. Retrieved 24 Mar 2023 from https://www.spirit.com/optional-services#optional-others
  17. Spirit Airlines. (n.d.). Does Spirit Airlines allow pets on board? Retrieved 28 May 2020 from https://customersupport.spirit.com/en-us/category/article/KA-01181
  18. 18.0 18.1 WestJet. (n.d.). Service fees. Retrieved 1 Aug 2023 from https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/flights/fees#tab-1481724947358-5
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