Czech Airlines: Pet Policy

What methods of transport does Czech Airlines provide for my pet?

  • Travel in the passenger cabin.
  • Checked as baggage in pressurized and temperature controlled area of your aircraft.
  • Shipped as cargo in pressurized and temperature controlled area.

Does my pet qualify for travel in the passenger cabin?

Pets that meet the following qualifications can travel in the passenger cabin:

  • Only dogs, cats, and rabbits are allowed.
  • The animal must be placed in a suitable kennel, no larger than 109 linear cm./43 linear inches, and no heavier than 8 kg/18 lbs (including the weight of the animal).
  • You must report to check-in at least 60 minutes before departure.
  • Your pet has all necessary health documents required by your destination (see below for more information).

Does my pet qualify for travel as checked baggage?

Pets that meet the following qualifications can travel as checked baggage:

  • Only dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets are allowed to be checked as baggage. All other animals must be transported as cargo.
  • Your animal must be carried in a crate with a solid bottom and openings for breathing (max. dimensions are 274 linear cm / 109 linear in).
  • Your name, address, and telephone number must be marked on the kennel.
  • Your pet has all necessary health documents required by your destination (see below for more information).

Does my pet qualify to be shipped as cargo?

If your pet does not meet the requirements for travel in the cabin or as checked baggage, or if you would like your pet to travel unaccompanied,

What are the fees associated with pet transport?

Fees vary based on your flight's route. Contact Czech Airlines for more information.

What are the kennel requirements?

In addition to the size and weight maximums, Czech Airlines require that kennels meet the following requirements:

  • Be properly ventilated, but not allow any part of the animal from protruding outside of the container.
  • Provide enough room for the animal to stand and turn around.
  • Be closed securely, but not locked.
  • Be possible to put food and water inside the kennel without opening it.
  • Have upright arrow labels indicating kennel's correct position.

What health documentation is required?

While Czech Airlines does not require a health certificate for your animal to travel domestically, some States do require health documents. As it is the passenger's responsibility to be aware of all regulations, you should consult your veterinarian and the Department of Agriculture to ensure that your animal will comply with all requirements. Contact Czech Airlines about health documentation required for animals traveling to Hawaii and international destinations.

Are there any other restrictions?

Czech Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, poor kenneling, or extreme temperatures at origin, transfer, or destination airports.



Please contact the airline directly for information about traveling with a service animal.

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