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If you're a pet-owner like me, the thought of leaving your beloved friend at home while you're far away in a distant land is hard enough. I'm hoping that I'll be able to bring my dog, Saki, with me on some of my trips.
01/15/2016 06:04pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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If you're a pet-owner like me, the thought of leaving your beloved friend at home while you're far away in a distant land is hard enough. I'm hoping that I'll be able to bring my dog, Saki, with me on some of my trips.

I've thus been doing some research on traveling with pets, and found that these 27 airlines (international and U.S. domestic) all allow pets to fly in-cabin with you. Find the list below (shown in alphabetical order), along with some of their policies.

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Aeroflot
(Russian Airlines)
Weight limit: 8 kg (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage


AeroMexico
Weight limit: 8 kg (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): not stated


Air Canada
Weight limit: 10 kg (22 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $50 or $100 CAD (depending on destination)


Air France
Weight limit: 6 kg (13.2 lbs.)
Fee (each way): 200 from/to USA (EUR, USD or CAD, depending on country of departure)


Alaska Airlines
Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100


Alitalia
Weight limit: 10 kg. (22 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $260 from USA; 200 to USA (EUR, USD or CAD, depending on country of departure)


American Airlines
Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $125


Asiana Airlines
Weight limit: 5 kg. (11 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage


Delta
Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $125


Frontier Airlines
Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): counts as either carry-on bag or personal item


Iberia
Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage


Japan Airlines
Weight limit: 32 kg. (70 lbs.)
Fee (each way): 50 USD to 400 USD depending on destination


Jet Blue
Weight limit: 9 kg. (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100

KLM
Weight limit: 6 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $20 to $200 depending on destination


Korean Air
Weight limit: 5 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage


Lufthansa
Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $50 to $100 depending on destination


Open Skies
Weight limit: 6 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $196


SAS
Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $125 (intercontinental)


Swiss Airlines
Weight limit: 8 kg. (18 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100


Southwest Airlines
Weight limit: 4 kg. (10 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $95


TAM Airlines (Brazil)
Weight limit: 19 kg. (22 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $50 + excess baggage fee


TAP Portugal
Weight limit: 8 kg. (17 lbs.)
Fee (each way): 150€ (intercontinental)


Turkish Airlines
Weight limit: 6 kg. (13 lbs.)
Fee (each way): calculated as excess baggage


United Airlines
Weight limit: not stated
Fee (each way): $125


U.S. Airways
Weight limit: not stated
Fee (each way): $125


Virgin America
Weight limit: 9 kg (20 lbs.)
Fee (each way): $100

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