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Flying with your pet

Some airlines let you bring your pet on board: dogs, cats, birds (except birds of prey), fish or terrapins. Vueling is a pet-friendly airline and makes sure that pets travel as comfortably as possible. But there are some rules, and we tell you about them in this post!

There is an easy solution for those of us who can’t bear to part with our furry friends: we can take them with us when we travel! That way they will also be in all our holiday photos!

  • What animals can travel on board?

The animals that you are allowed to travel on the aircraft with are pets. In other words, the group includes dogs, cats, birds (except birds of prey), fish, turtles and tortoises. Some airlines specify the animals that are not included in this category.

  • Size and weight

Pets that do not weigh over 8 kg are usually allowed on board the aircraft. This total weight is including their carrier. Usually, the carrier must be approved, ventilated and non-rigid.

  • Before your flight

In addition to all the items you have to carry for your pet (food, leads, harnesses, toys and so on), do not forget to also check the documentation that the airline requires to carry them. You will usually be asked for a passport issued by a vet or your pet's official vaccinations booklet.

Don't worry about their food: you can carry it in your hand luggage.

  • During your flight

During the flight, your pet must be kept in their carrier, either between your legs or under the seat in front of you. You must not take your pet out of their carrier until you have disembarked.

  • Pet insurance

During the booking process, some airlines offer the option of taking out pet insurance. That way, you can ensure the well-being of your pet and travel with greater peace of mind. Veterinary costs while abroad and search expenses if your pet gets lost are usually covered.

  • Service dog

Lastly, we should not forget about assistance dogs. We are referring to animals that have been individually trained to help people with special needs. To fly with them, you must have an official, hard-copy certificate that states that they have been trained as an assistance or guide dog. In addition, the dog must be at least 3 months old and be duly identified with a tattoo or microchip.

If you want to know more, you can find all the information you need at Vueling.com: price of the service, possible restrictions, etc.

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