AirTran: Pet Policy

What methods of transport does AirTran provide for my pet?

  • Travel in the passenger cabin.

Does my pet qualify for travel in the passenger cabin?

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

  • Your pet can comfortably remain in its kennel, under the seat for the entire flight.
  • Only domesticated dogs, cats and bird are allowed.
  • The kennel is specifically made for animal carriage and does not exceed 17in x 12in x 8.5in its dimensions or weigh more than 40 lb (with animal inside).
  • The kennel cannot be made of wire and no part of the animal is allowed to protrude from the kennel.
  • The kennel must provide the animal with enough space to stand, turn around and lie down.
  • Your pet has all necessary health documents required by your destination (see below for more information).

What are the fees associated with pet transport?

Fee for animal in the passenger cabin: $65 one way

What health documentation is required?

While AirTran does not require a health certificate for your animal, some States and Countries 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. See below for Bahamas requirements.

Are there additional regulations if I am traveling to the Bahamas?

  • No birds are allowed. Only domesticated cats and dogs are permitted.
  • A Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture Permit is required. Call the Bahamas Ministry Agriculture at 242-352-2144 to obtain this documentation before you depart. There is a fee of $15.
  • A health certificate from your veterinarian is required. The certificate must be obtained within 24 hours of your departure. If this certificate expires before your return, your pet will have to be examined by a veterinarian in the Bahamas before you are allowed to board your return flight.

Are there any other restrictions?

AirTran can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior or poor kenneling.

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

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