Frontier Airlines - Pet Information

Does the airline allow pets: Yes

Yes, domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters or small household birds may be carried on flights within the United States for a one-way directional charge of $99.

Only domesticated dogs and cats may be carried to or from international destinations. For safety reasons, your pet must stay in their travel container at all times.

A few things to know before traveling with pets:

  • A one-way, directional charge of $99 will apply and may be paid in advance during booking. If you do not pay in advance, you’ll need to pay when you check-in your pet. In addition to the travel container for your pet, you are allowed either a personal item (8”H x 14”W x 18”L) OR a carry-on bag (10”H x 16”W x 24”L). An additional fee will apply for the carry-on bag.
  • We do not allow pets to be checked as baggage.
  • Be sure to look into the applicable laws, customs, and other governmental regulations, requirements or restrictions of the country, state or territory to which your animal is being transported. This is your responsibility. Also remember to obtain your pet’s required health documents.
  • We recommend that pets have no food or water within four hours of departure.

Does the airline allow pets as carry-on: Yes

A few things to know about traveling with pets in the cabin:

  • Only certain animals are allowed in the cabin:
    • Domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, or small household birds may be carried on flights within the United States.
    • The following species are never accepted: Large birds (e.g. parrots, macaws, cockatoos, birds of prey), rodents (including mice, rats, squirrels), beavers, ferrets, reptiles (including snakes), amphibians, spiders, and insects (and please, no lions, tigers, or bears).
    • Only domesticated dogs and cats may be carried to or from international destinations.
  • Pets are allowed in the cabin on all domestic Frontier flights, and on international flights to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
  • You may not sit in row one or an exit row when traveling with a pet.
  • For safety reasons, your pet must remain in the travel container at all times. If your pet is disruptive, it’s up to you to soothe him/her without taking him/her from the pet container. Please Note: While it might be tempting to help comfort your pet, most veterinarians advise against sedating pets for travel since the effects of tranquilizers on animals at higher altitudes are unpredictable.
  • We ask that you do not provide food or water to your pet while traveling on the aircraft. The stress of traveling, the motion of the aircraft, and other factors could make your pet uncomfortable. Please Note: No oxygen will be administered to a pet in the event of an emergency.
  • Your pet needs to be harmless, not disruptive, odorless, and require no attention during flight.

A few things to know about your pet's traveling container:

  • The travel container must be large enough for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down in a natural position (you want your pet to be comfortable, don’t you?). The carrier must also fit underneath the seat in front of you. There may be certain seats that cannot accommodate your pet container, but we'll work with you to get a seat assignment with space.
  • Maximum dimensions for a pet container are 18" length x 14" width x 8" height.
  • We recommend the container be a soft-sided case.
  • Your pet must stay in its container at all times.

Does the airline allow pets as baggage: No

Does airline allow pets as cargo: No

Does airline have an embargo: No


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Kennel / Pet Carrier Information

A few things to know about your pet's traveling container:

  • The travel container must be large enough for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down in a natural position (you want your pet to be comfortable, don’t you?). The carrier must also fit underneath the seat in front of you. There may be certain seats that cannot accommodate your pet container, but we'll work with you to get a seat assignment with space.
  • Maximum dimensions for a pet container are 18" length x 14" width x 8" height.
  • We recommend the container be a soft-sided case.
  • Your pet must stay in its container at all times.

Documentation Requirements

PET HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the transport of pets within the U.S. While we do not require a health certificate for pets carried in the cabin traveling within the U.S., upon arrival, a certificate may be required by the specific state in which you are landing. For clarification, please call your veterinarian or see the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Services.

For international travel, a health certificate is required. Each country may have vaccination requirements beyond the requirements listed here. Consulates can provide more information regarding other diseases for which your pet must be vaccinated.

A few things to know about your pet's health certificate:

  • Must be dated based on country on entry:
    • Within 30 days of entry into Puerto Rico
    • Within 10 days of entry into the U.S.
    • Within 15 days of entry in the Dominican Republic
    • Within 14 days of entry into Costa Rica
    • Within 5 days of entry into Mexico
  • Must include:
    • Name and address of the owner
    • Animal species
    • Country of origin/destination
    • Immunization against rabies within 12 months for: adult pets 3 months of age or older for all destinations except Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. Costa Rica defines adult pets as 4 months of age and older. Puerto Rico also defines adult pets as 4 months of age and older and requires immunization against rabies within 6 months. Please Note: The immunization must be administered no more than one year and no less than 30 days prior to international travel. If a pet received a rabies booster less than thirty days before an international flight, proof of the prior rabies shot is required.
  • Additional requirements by country
    • Mexico and the Dominican Republic require a statement on the health certificate that the pet is free from parasites and has been treated for parasite prevention.
    • The following vaccinations are recommended: hepatitis, PIP and leptospirosis.
    • Puerto Rico requires a sturdy collar and two identification tags. The tags should include both your permanent address and telephone number, along with an address and telephone number where you can be reached while traveling.
    • All dogs and cats being transported to and from Canada are required to have both a rabies vaccination and a health certificate.
    • The rabies vaccination certificate must be issued, in either English or French, by a licensed veterinarian from the country of origin. There is no waiting period after the vaccination is administered. Canada does also recognize the three-year rabies vaccination. Please note that if validity date does not appear on the certificate, then it will be considered a one year vaccination.
    • A certificate of health must be in English or French and completed by a licensed veterinarian. It should identify the animal, the dates of vaccination, the manufacturer and the expiration date of the rabies vaccine.
    • In addition to all other documentation requirements, parasitic treatment must be included in the health certificate.

Restrictions

Temperature restrictions may apply. If the forecasted temperature in any city in the itinerary is above 80°F or below 32°F, the pet may be denied boarding.

Notes

International

Airline Fees

A one-way, directional charge of $99 will apply and may be paid in advance during booking. If you do not pay in advance, you’ll need to pay when you check-in your pet.

In addition to the travel container for your pet, you are allowed either a personal item (8”H x 14”W x 18”L) OR a carry-on bag (10”H x 16”W x 24”L). An additional fee will apply for the carry-on bag.

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Last updated: February 23, 2021 17:36
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