How to choose a carrier for air travel with an animal in the cabin?


Four main rules before you go on a trip with your pet

1. Study the requirements for the transportation of animals indicated on the website of the airline with which you are scheduled to fly. If you have any questions, call the hotline of the air carrier.

2. “Ears, paws and tail” are not documents for an animal. The presence of a veterinary passport is required.

3. Choose a carrier that is comfortable for both you and your pet, and that fits the size, weight, and specifications specified by the airline.

4. In advance (better before buying a ticket) inform the airline that you will have a pet, as sometimes the quotas for pets run out and it is better not to delay it.

Animals can be transported both in the aircraft cabin and in the luggage compartment. In hand luggage in the cabin, it is usually allowed to use not only hard, but also soft carrying bags. In the cabin, the carrier is placed under the chair in front (from this, an important parameter for the carrier is the height). In one carrier, sometimes two animals are allowed to be placed. If it is important for you that the pet takes up a whole place next to you, this service will not be cheap. Airlines are more likely to place a pet by the window next to the owner. Taking the animal out of the carrier and picking it up is prohibited.

The most common requirements of airlines for transporting an animal in the cabin of an aircraft (but we emphasize once again: they may differ for different companies, states and change — be sure to study the website of the air carrier or call their hotline):

▪ The weight of the pet together with the carrier must not exceed 8, rarely 10 kg.

▪ The sum of the length, width, height of the carrier should not exceed 105-135cm, have ventilation, a good handle, a hard bottom and close well.

▪ When transporting a pet in the luggage compartment — the weight of the pet is usually allowed up to 50-70kg, the carrier must be covered with a cloth from sunlight.

Here are some of the requirements of major airlines for the transport of animals in the cabin, valid as of 01.12.2021

S7

  • Animal weight + carrying – must not exceed 10kg
  • Dimensions of bags with a rigid frame: height no more than 20 cm, the sum of the carrying sides is up to 115 cm.
  • Soft bags are allowed up to 25cm high (for example: 55×40×25 cm)

Aeroflot

  • Animal weight + carrying – must not exceed 8kg
  • Bags with a rigid frame must not exceed 44x30x26cm
  • The size of soft bags in the sum of three dimensions should not exceed 126 cm

Victory

  • Animal weight + carrying – must not exceed 8kg
  • Dimensions of bags with a rigid frame should not exceed 46x28x22 cm
  • The size of soft bags in the sum of three dimensions should not exceed 96 cm

Russia

  • Animal weight + carrying – must not exceed 8kg
  • Dimensions of bags with a rigid frame should not exceed 44x30x26 cm
  • The size of soft bags in the sum of three dimensions should not exceed 126 cm

Utair

  • Animal weight + carrying – must not exceed 8kg
  • Dimensions of bags with a rigid frame should not exceed 55x40x25 cm
  • The size of soft bags in the sum of three dimensions should not exceed 126 cm

Ural Airlines

  • Animal weight + carrying – must not exceed 8kg
  • Dimensions of bags with a rigid frame should not exceed 45x35x22 cm
  • The size of soft bags should not exceed 45x35x25 cm

Our recommendations for choosing air carriers:

Carriers of the Flip series from the brand PerseiLine with a soft frame

Dimensions:

S 39*23*27 PerseiLine SP-61 or SP-71

M 43*27*30 PerseiLine SP-62 or SP-72

L 47*29*33 PerseiLine SP-63 or SP-73

Ideal for the requirements of most airlines. Due to the fact that the bag is high, the animal can straighten up to its full height. The soft frame allows you to manually reduce the height to suit the requirements of the air carrier. Large zippered pocket that can hold a veterinary passport. Two mesh windows on both sides of the product for excellent ventilation. Hard bottom. In addition to carrying handles, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap is included. Large selection of colors. It folds very compactly and takes up minimal storage space.

Carriers of the HARD series from the PerseiLine brand with a rigid frame

Dimensions:

S 36*22*23 PerseiLine SP-41 or SP-51

M 40*25*25 PerseiLine SP-42 or SP-52

L 46*27*28 PerseiLine SP-43 or SP-53

Sturdy rigid frame, durable bottom. Two windows with mesh for ventilation along the edges of the carrying. Soft handle. Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. If necessary, the shoulder strap can be quickly hidden under the handle. Despite the rigid frame, the height of the product can be reduced by lightly pressing the roof of the carrier with your hand, and therefore even the size L will fit the requirements of the carrier.

Have a great trip!

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