Travel with your pets on Air France

Pet policy Air France

Dogs and cats weighing less than 8 kg / 17 lb (including the transport bag or container) and guide dogs (authorized regardless of their weight) are allowed to travel in the cabin of the airplane. To be accepted in the cabin, your pet must be at least 10 weeks old and have all required vaccines. For flights within metropolitan France (including Corsica) and flights between metropolitan France and Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Reunion, your pet must be at least 8 weeks old. For flights between metropolitan France and French Guiana, your pet must be at least 15 weeks old.

A dog or cat weighing more than 8 kg / 17 lb and up to a maximum weight of 75 kg / 165.3 lb must be transported in the hold. Transporting animals in the hold is limited to 3 animals maximum per passenger. Please note this number may be restricted, depending on the aircraft type.  

In certain cases, your pet cannot travel with you in the cabin or in the hold. It must be transported by freight if:

  • the animal and its container weigh more than 75 kg / 165 lb,

  • it is traveling to a country that authorizes animal transport only by freight.

Service dogs

Air France authorizes the transport of your service dog at no extra charge. The conditions for having your dog accepted and transported on board are as follows:

  • It must comply with all sanitary/hygiene requirements in the departure, arrival and connection countries.

  • Its function as a guide dog must be apparent by its dog tag or harness.

  • It may travel without a muzzle.

  • It must remain leashed at all times.

  • It cannot obstruct the aisles inside the aircraft.

  • It must be well-behaved in all circumstances.

  • You will be offered a seat with the most space possible, but your dog may not occupy a seat and is forbidden from occupying the space near the emergency exits.

On flights lasting longer than 8 hours, we may ask you to demonstrate that you are prepared to handle your dog’s hygienic needs (primarily, the natural need to relieve itself).

A medical certificate issued within the last year may be required for the transport of certain assistance dogs.

Health, breed and age restrictions

Snub-nosed animals (such as pugs, boxers, bulldogs and Shih Tzu dogs, or Persian and Burmese cats) are not permitted for transport in the hold on flights provided by Air France. However, they are permitted for transport by freight on flights provided by Air France.



The ticket fare does not include the fee for transporting an animal. You must pay an additional fee at the airport. The amount varies depending on your destination.

Flights in metropolitan France

  • carriage in the hold: €60 (excluding flights between Paris and Corsica €40)

  • carriage in the cabin: €30


Flights within the Caribbean*

  • carriage in the hold: €75

  • carriage in the cabin: €30 (excluding flights from and to Miami €55)

Flights in Europe or between Europe and North Africa** or Israel

  • carriage in the hold: €100

  • in the cabin: €55

Flights between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France,

  • Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Réunion

  • carriage in the hold: €75

  • in the cabin: €55


Other flights

  • carriage in the hold: €200***

  • in the cabin: €125***

These fees are calculated based on a departure flight and for a single bag (or travel container). If your trip includes one or more connecting flights, the fee is calculated based on your departure country and your final destination.

More information

For more information, you can have a look on the website of Air France.