Virgin America - Pet Information

Does the airline allow pets: Yes

Virgin America is a pet-friendly airline that accepts cats and dogs in the Main Cabin of the aircraft. Pets checked as baggage are not accepted.

Does the airline allow pets as carry-on: Yes

Each animal should be carried in its own kennel (provided by the guest), though small, compatible pets may travel together in one kennel. Puppies and kittens must be at least 8 weeks old and weaned. The total weight of the animals and kennel cannot be above 20 pounds. The guest wishing to carry on a cabin pet must present a veterinary certificate dated within 30 days prior to departure that indicates that the shots are current and that the date of birth is listed and is verified to be greater than 8 weeks of age.

Does the airline allow pets as baggage: No

Pets checked as baggage are not accepted.

Does airline allow pets as cargo: No

Does airline have an embargo: No

Embargo dates: N/A

Kennel / Pet Carrier Information

Kennel dimensions cannot be more than 18 inches long x 15 inches wide x 8 inches high and must fit directly under the seat in front of the guest. The kennel must have proper ventilation, a floor designed to absorb and retain solids or liquids, proper fabrication to prevent the escape of the pet(s) and prevent any part of the pet(s) from protruding, and plenty of room for the pet(s) to move freely.

Documentation Requirements



Pets must stay enclosed in their kennels while onboard and in the airport terminal. Guests with pets cannot be seated in the exit row or the First Class cabin.

Approved carry-on pets include cats and dogs. Please call reservations at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474) to make arrangements for traveling with pets When booking your reservation, you will be advised to contact your veterinarian to determine stations or government requirements for pets to their final destination.

Airline Fees

A $100.00 fee per segment

Carry-on pets count towards a guest's carry-on baggage allowance.

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Virgin America - Contact Numbers

877-359-8474 - Virgin America Reservations
Last updated: February 16, 2010 04:06
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