LOT Polish Airlines: Pet Policy

What methods of transport does LOT Polish Airlines provide for my pet?

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

Does my pet qualify for travel in the passenger cabin?

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

  • Only domestic dogs and cats are accepted.
  • Your pet can comfortably stand up, turn around, and lie in a natural position in its kennel.
  • Your pet and kennel together may not exceed 17.6 lb./8 kg.
  • Your pet has all necessary health documents required by your country of departure and destination, or an Animal's Health Certificate (see below for more information).
  • Your pet must have a special tattoo or a microchip (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 domestic dogs and cats are accepted.
  • Your pet can comfortably stand up, turn around, and lie in a natural position in its kennel.
  • Kennel size specifications vary based on the plane you are flying on. The maximum kennel size for Boeing 767 and 737 planes is 21.7 in./55 cm. in length, 15.7 in./40 cm. in height, and 7.9 in./20 cm. in width. The maximum kennel size for Alenia ATR 42 and 72 planes is 17.7 in./45 cm. in length, 11.8 in./30 cm. in height, and 7.9 in./20 cm. in width.
  • Your pet has all necessary health documents required by your country of departure and destination, or an Animal's Health Certificate (see below for more information).
  • Your pet must have a special tattoo or a microchip (see below for more information).

What are the fees associated with pet transport?

  • Contact LOT Polish Airlines booking and sales office for fees.

What are the kennel requirements?

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

  • Provide enough room for the animal to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably.

What health documentation is required?

LOT Polish Airlines requires a health certificate. Some countries require other documents verifying your animal's health and 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.

Are there any other restrictions?

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

Passengers travelling with pets can not be seated in the first row of their class.

LOT Polish Airlines will not transport pets in the passenger area on flights to Great Britain. In this case, pets must be transported as cargo.



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

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