Can I Buy My Dog A Seat on an Airplane? Yes, and Here’s How!

Reader question: “Can I buy my dog a seat on an airplane?” The quick answer is yes! Find out how in this article!

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Are you planning a trip soon and want to know if your dog can come on the plane with you? There are a few things you need to know when buying tickets.

Firstly, most airlines do not allow you to purchase tickets for your furry friend. There are also some regulations to follow with the companies that do allow this.

How do you pick the right airline company?

Which Airlines Allow Dogs?


United Airlines allows up to 2 dogs in a cabin, but they must be in their own carriers, and you have to purchase a ticket for the seat next to you.

They cannot sit in the seat outside of the carriers, and the second dog will need to be placed underneath the second seat your purchased.

The pet carrier dimensions cannot exceed 46x28x28 cm.

Jet Blue

As stated on their website, Jet Blue only allows one dog to travel with you in-cabin. You can purchase a seat next to you or in front of you, where they can be stowed in a carrier.

The pet carrier dimensions cannot exceed 43x31x21cm.

How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Seat For Your Dog?

Currently, for both Jet Blue and United, the pet fee is $125. Other fees may apply.

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What Are The Guidelines For Traveling with Your Dog?

  • Your dog must be in good health
  • Your dog must be small
  • Your dog must be on the list of approved breeds
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What To Take With You For A Flight With Your Dog?

  • Teething/Chew Toys
  • Vaccination documentation
  • ID Tags and pet license
  • Pet treats (ADD AFFILIATE LINK)
  • Your dog’s favorite toy (preferably with your scent)

Have you ever taken your dog on an airplane? What tips do you have? Let us know in the comments below!

FrugLife strives to provide accurate advice and helpful resources to pet owners. Your pet’s health is important to us, so please remember that the content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, and is for entertainment purposes only. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified animal healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s medical or behavioral condition.

*Post originally published August 2022, last updated February 2023.

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