Flying with Pets in the Cabin on Frontier Airlines

In some ways, flying with a pet in the cabin on Frontier is like other airline policies. The pet travel fee is lower with Frontier than it is with most airlines, and while the airline maintains a high standard for safe and responsible pet travel, it’s not going to bend over backward breaking its own policies trying to accommodate specific passengers and their pets.  

Put another way, if you already know your pet does with air travel and a Frontier itinerary makes sense for your travels, there’s no reason not to fly with your pet on Frontier. If, on the other hand, you’re not sure whether it’s wise to travel with your pet in the cabin, you may want to consider an airline that permits other pet travel options.  

Here are the important details to know when flying with a pet in the cabin on Frontier Airlines.  

 

What is the cost to fly a carry-on pet on Frontier Airlines? 
$75 each way.  

 

What animals are allowed on Frontier Airlines?
Domesticated dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, small household birds. No reptiles or arachnids.  

 

How many animals can fly in the cabin?
It depends on the flight. Reservations are limited, but unlike most airlines, Frontier does not have a set number of carry-on reservations per flight.  

 

How big can the pet carrier be to fly on Frontier?
Maximum dimensions for the carrier are 18″L x 14″W x 8″H.  

 

Can pets fly internationally on Frontier Airlines?
Pets are only allowed on international flights to and from Dominican Republic & Mexico as of this writing.  

 

What pet travel forms are needed?
Health certificates are not required by Frontier Airlines for pets traveling in the cabin, but they may be by the destination. APHIS Form 7001 should fulfill most health certificate documentation requirements, but some countries have additional requirements. 

 

Can I travel with my dog on my lap?
Exceptions are made for service dogs and emotional support animals, but if it’s just your pet, then no. Your pet must remain in its carrier for the duration of the flight.  

 

Are there seat restrictions?
You will not be permitted to sit in the first row or in an exit row. There may be other seats that cannot accommodate your pet container, but Frontier will work with you to get a seat assignment with space. 

 

How to Make a Booking for Carry-On Pets with Frontier Airlines 

Frontier Airlines not provide a standard number of reservations per flight. It depends on the size of the plane. For this reason, it’s extra important you book the reservation early and verify that there’s a spot for your pet before finalizing your own travel plans. Nevertheless, if you’re considering flying with other airlines as well, you can book a reservation through an online vendor with a 24-hour free cancellation policy. Then, you can call the airline to add your pet to the itinerary. For more information or to make a reservation with Frontier Airlines, call (801) 401-9000.  

 

Other Types of Pet and Animal Travel with Frontier Airline 

 

More FAQ Information for Pets in the Cabin  

How do pet fares affect other add-on flight costs?
Remember that Frontier charges you for everything so be aware that your pet carrier is going to take up one of the items you can bring on the flight. You’ll be able to bring an additional personal item or carry on, but not both.  

 

What are the care recommendations for flying with a pet in the cabin?
Frontier recommends that you do not give your pet tranquilizers. While you should give your pet plenty of food of few hours before flying and water up until boarding time, Frontier recommends that you do not feed or provide water during flight. The airline also suggests using a soft-sided carrier that can partially collapse under the seat and giving your furry friend a little more room.  

 

What are the extra international requirements for pet travel?
Frontier flies internationally to Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. 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.  

Should Frontier Airline pet policy permit travel to its other international destinations, know that 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.