Many airlines these days allow you to fly with your pets, and Aeromexico pet policies are no exception. Aeromexico offers in-cabin flight for small dogs and cats as well as service animals. Your animal’s size and species will determine where on the plane it will be able to travel. Be sure to make yourself aware of the different fees and equipment requirements for your pet before booking your flight.
- Flying with Pets in the Cabin: Small dogs and cats, who are at least 16 weeks old and fully weaned, may travel in the passenger cabin. Both soft-sided and hard-sided carriers are permitted. Your pet must be small enough to stand up and turn around in their carriers, and ride comfortably beneath the seat in front of you. Please not that different fees are associated with different departure locations.
- Flying Pets in Checked Baggage: Dogs and cats that are too big to fit in the cabin can safely ride in the pressurized cargo hold. Your pet must have a hard-sided, leak proof crate or container that locks with a padlock. Stronger and more energetic breeds of dogs will require reinforced carriers. Certain restrictions apply for snub-nose animals, so be sure to verify your breed qualifies to fly as checked baggage.
- Flying Pets as Cargo: Should you need to transport an unaccompanied animal, Air Canada offers the option of flying an animal as air freight. This makes it possible to transport a variety of animals safely. Air Canada has designated holding facilities where your pet will stay between connecting flight, as well as comfort stops and overnight stays with Air Canada Cargo partner kennels.
- Service Animal Policies: Traveling with a certified service animal that assists passengers is free of charge on Air Canada. The dog must be registered, and it is strongly suggested that it remains harnessed and leashed at all times, but service animals are not subject to the same size restrictions as other animals riding in the cabin. If traveling internationally, be sure to check the requirements of that country.
Find more information about Aeromexico pet policies on their website, or by calling the airline at 1-888-343-2423.
Traveling with Animals to and from the USA
When you arrive at the airport for your flight, it is recommended that you show up at least one hour earlier. Your animal and all of its accessories, including carrier, will have to go through security. The necessary travel documents and the way in which you prepare your pet for international travel can depend on your personal itinerary and which airline carriers you will be using. It is especially important to have the proper documentation for the final leg of your journey.
Animal Import and Export Regulations
All passengers assume full responsibility for understanding and carrying out the international requirements of traveling with their animal. When traveling internationally, there are several animal import and export regulations you need to be aware of. Whether it’s a short-term visit with a common household pet or a longer-term relocation with a more exotic breed, we recommend consulting the following agencies about what the specific requirements for your animal and on your travel dates.
- The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service offers specific information about traveling to and from Mexico with an animal.
- The Center for Disease Control is another potential source of information with regulatory authority over animal importation into the United States.
Still not sure which airline carrier is right for your pet travel needs? Check out our full list of domestic and international pet-friendly airlines.