United Airlines allows pets to travel in the cabin on a limited number of flights within the United States, as well as to certain international destinations. However, there are several rules and regulations that must be followed in order to travel with your pet on United.
First, it is important to note that only cats and small dogs are allowed to travel in the cabin with United. Other pets, such as birds, reptiles, and larger dogs, must be shipped as cargo.
If you wish to travel with your pet in the cabin, you will need to book your flight as early as possible, as there is a limited number of spaces available for pets on each flight. You will also need to inform United of your intention to travel with a pet when booking your flight, as you will not be able to add a pet to your reservation after it has been made.
In order to travel with your pet in the cabin, you will need to provide a pet carrier that is approved by United. The carrier must be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around, and lie down in comfortably, and it must be leak-proof and well-ventilated. The carrier must also fit under the seat in front of you and be able to be stowed during takeoff and landing.
There are also weight restrictions for pets traveling in the cabin with United. The combined weight of your pet and their carrier must not exceed 25 pounds.
In addition to the above requirements, there are also a number of fees associated with traveling with a pet on United. For domestic flights within the United States, the fee is $125 each way. For international flights, the fee varies depending on the destination.
It is also important to note that not all destinations are available for travel with pets in the cabin. United does not allow pets to travel to certain countries or regions due to quarantine or other restrictions. You will need to check with United to see if your destination is available for pet travel.
If you are unable to travel with your pet in the cabin, or if you have a larger pet that is not allowed in the cabin, United does offer the option to ship your pet as cargo. This option is available for all types of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, and other animals.
To ship your pet as cargo, you will need to contact United Cargo to make arrangements and obtain the necessary paperwork. There are also fees associated with shipping a pet as cargo, which vary depending on the size and weight of your pet and the destination.
It is absolutely possible to travel with your pet on United Airlines as long as you follow the rules and regulations for pet travel and are willing to pay the associated fees. It is always a good idea to book your flight and make arrangements for your pet as early as possible, as space for pets is limited and can fill up quickly.