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The Best Airlines for Pets  

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Here is is list of the best pet-friendly airlines for when you don't want to leave your cat or dog at home. The information below outlines the requirements for flying with your pets in the main cabin. Be sure to take note of the kennel size limitations, as most pet friendly airlines request that your cat or dog fit comfortably under the seat in front of you. If you are looking to fly with your rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, or bird, you will definitely want to consider what pets are allowed on each airline. Frontier allows the most diversity when it comes to pets in their main cabin, including all these critters! Vote up the best airlines for pets so other frequent flyers know the airlines to book on when flying with their furry friends - and be sure to confirm with your airline before you fly.

Allegiant Air is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Airlines for Pets
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Types of pets allowed: Domestic dogs and cats only

Fee (per pet / per flight): $100.00

Age minimum: 12 weeks

Restrictions: A health certificate is not required

In cabin pet carrier dimensions: 9in x 16in  x 19in

Number of pets allowed in main cabin: N/A

Maximum weight: N/A

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Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Airlines for Pets
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Types of pets allowed: Cats and dogs

Fee (per pet / per flight): $95.00

Age minimum: 8 weeks

Restrictions: No health certificate required

In cabin pet carrier dimensions: 18.5in x 8.5in x 13.5in

Number of pets allowed in main cabin: 6

Maximum weight: N/A

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Alaska Airlines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Airlines for Pets
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Alaska Airlines

Types of pets allowed: Dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds

Fee (per pet / per flight): $100.00

Age minimum: 8 weeks

Restrictions: Breed Restrictions

In cabin kettle dimensions: 17in x 11in x 9.5in

Number of pets allowed in main cabin: 5

Maximum weight: 20 pounds including carrier

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Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Airlines for Pets
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Types of pets allowed: Dogs and cats in cabin only

Fee (per pet / per flight): $35.00 (with the State of Hawaii) $175.00 (from Hawaii to North America)

Age minimum: 8 weeks

Restrictions: Health certificate required

In cabin pet carrier dimensions: 16in x 10in x 9.5in

Number of pets allowed in main cabin: N/A

Maximum weight: 25 pounds including carrier

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