The following airlines allow pet birds and parrots in cargo hold: –
Aegean Air Aeroflot Airline Air India Alaska Air Alitalia Finnair Japan Airlines WestJet
Airlines have very strict rules and regulations when it comes to taking birds on their planes. In this article, we will list the policies of each airline, including carrier size and weight restrictions and the number of birds you are permitted to bring. We will also list the airline’s fees in 2020 for bringing a bird on board the cabin and in the cargo.
Can a cockatiel travel in a plane?
What bird species are allowed on airplanes? – Different airlines have specific rules on which bird species they allow on their planes, as either carry-on or as checked baggage. Generally, in order to fly, your bird must be a ‘household bird’, In other words, your bird must be a pet and not a wild bird.
- Household birds include parrots, cockatoos, parakeets, cockatiels, budgies, canaries and finches, among others.
- Most airlines won’t allow chickens or other poultry on their flights.
- Airlines also usually require that your bird is odourless and quiet.
- For example – Hawaiian Airlines states that birds must be: Harmless, inoffensive, odourless and not require attention during flight.
If you have a particularly noisy bird and want to take him/her in the cabin, call your airline to find out whether it would be okay. It is important to note that some birds are illegal in certain countries, states or territories. If travelling to or passing through one of these areas with a bird that is illegal, you will need to make prior arrangements to ensure you follow the state law.
Can you bring a dog on a Ryanair flight?
Unfortunately Ryanair does not carry animals on our flights, except for guide and assistance dogs on certain routes. For more information on guide and assistance dogs, please click below. Was this article helpful?
Can I bring my bird to Dubai?
Name: Krichel Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Parrot Pet Breed: Gray Parrot From: Algeria To: Dubai Can my parrot travel with me by air? If yes, what’s the procedure? I fear that Dubai Customs will impose a quarantine. Thanks for the answer, Krichel Hi Krichel, Thanks for the question! Take a look at our guide for importing and exporting exotic pets, as it will direct you to some helpful resources regarding bird travel.
- You can also read about the process of flying with birds on our blog, as this is a topic that’s admittedly tricky.
- In regards to moving pets to Dubai, it’s always a good idea to check with the UAE Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries before you go for the most up-to-date information.
- In general, importing birds requires securing a transit permit, and birds from countries affected by avian flu cannot be imported.
Good luck with everything, and please contact us if you’d like some help handling your bird move!
Can planes avoid birds?
Although it is not possible to avoid all bird strikes, flight crews can take steps to reduce the chance of a bird-strike event. If a bird strike does occur, the appropriate action can improve the flight crew’s ability to maintain control of the airplane and land safely.
How much does it cost to bring a pet bird on a plane?
Information by Airline –
|All prices are for one-way trips in US dollars.|
|Airline||One-Way Pet Fee||Birds Permitted?||Notes|
|Aeroméxico||$40 – $180||Yes, in baggage hold||Restrictions apply; chickens are permitted|
|Air Canada||$170 – $518||Yes, as cargo||Restrictions and blackout dates apply|
|Alaska Airlines||$100||Yes, in cabin and baggage hold||Kennel size restrictions apply; noisy birds are prohibited|
|Allegiant Air||$100||No||Dogs and cats in cabin only, in lower 48 states|
|American Airlines||$125 – $350||Yes, as cargo on most flights||Weather, airplane type and destination restrictions apply|
|Delta Air Lines||$125 – $200||Yes, in baggage hold or as air cargo||Domestic (US) flights only; weather restrictions apply|
|Hawaiian Airlines||$60 – $225||Yes, in baggage hold||Quarantines, blackout dates and destination, weight and temperature restrictions apply|
|JetBlue||$100||No||Small dogs and cats in cabin only|
|Southwest Airlines||$95||No||Dogs and cats in cabin only; domestic (US) flights only|
|United Airlines||$125||Yes, in cabin or as air cargo||Domestic (US) flights only for in-cabin travel; stopover fee applies for layovers of 4 hours or more. No in-cabin pets to or from Hawaii.|
Are birds allowed on Delta airlines?
Your pet must be able to fit in a small, ventilated pet carrier that fits under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:
Be small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel without touching or protruding from the sides of the kennel and have the ability to move around The kennel must fit under the seat directly in front of you The soft- or hard-sided kennels must be leak-proof and have ventilation openings on three sides (four sides for international travel) Maximum carry-on kennel dimensions are determined by your flight as the space under seats vary by aircraft, we recommend a soft-sided kennel with maximum dimensions of 18″ x 11″ x 11″ since this fits most aircraft types Maximum carry-on kennel dimensions are determined by your flight – please check your flight’s aircraft dimensions to ensure your kennel will fit
We recommend having your pet’s kennel dimensions prior to contacting us
Your pet must remain inside the kennel (with door secured) while in a Delta boarding area (during boarding and deplaning), a Delta airport lounge and while on board the aircraft
If you’re bringing a large pet, please review Shipping Your Pet,
Why do more birds not hit airplanes?
Altitude – Most aircraft collide with birds during the takeoff and landing phase. While this isn’t good news, it minimizes the risk a little, as these flight phases are when the aircraft is at its slowest, meaning there is less force when a strike occurs. Only 3% of bird strikes occur in the USA during the en-route phase.