Airlines that fly dogs include Delta, American Airlines, United and Alaska Airlines. In some states, a health certificate for a pet is necessary when traveling with the animal. The types and breeds of pets allowed to fly varies among airlines.
The Delta Pet First service enables customers to travel with their dogs, cats or household birds for a one-way fee. People traveling to a U.S. destination must pay around $125 to bring a pet, as of April 2015. The company allows up to two pets for first class and domestic business tickets and up to four pets in the main cabin.
American Airlines accepts dogs and cats only, and it requires consumers who travel with pets as checked baggage to provide a valid health certificate. The firm prohibits travelers to bring carry-on pets when flying to or from Hawaii, and transatlantic or transpacific destinations. American Airlines charges $200 per kennel for checked pets and $125 per kennel for cabin pets. Assistance animals traveling with disabled passengers are allowed with no charge.
United Airlines accepts in-cabin pets, including small dogs, domesticated cats, birds and rabbits. Animals that are not allowed for in-cabin travel can be transported through PetSafe, a special animal transport program that ships pets safely on flights. Trained animals for disabled people are allowed in United and United Express aircraft cabins.