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Which Airlines Allow Ferrets In Cabin? [2023 Policies & Prices]

Airlines that allow ferrets in the airplane cabin in 2023 are as follows:

  1. Aegean Air
  2. Aeroflot Airline
  3. Alitalia 

In this article, we will list the strict rules and regulations of each airline, including carrier size and weight restrictions and the number of ferrets you are permitted to bring. We will also list the airline’s fees for bringing a ferret on board the cabin.

Why we recommend flying with a ferret in cabin.

It is recommended that you fly with your ferret in the cabin, rather than checking him in as baggage.

In the cabin, your ferret will need to sit under the seat in front of you. Sat together on your flight, you will both feel more at ease.

Firstly, you will be able to keep a close eye on your ferret to ensure that he is happy. Secondly, you can also provide him with comfort and reassurance on the flight. You may not be able to take him out of the carrier, but just the sound of your voice is reassuring for your ferret.

In the cargo area of the plane, it is likely that your ferret will get stressed. Therefore, unless you have a super calm and confident ferret, the aircraft hold isn’t an ideal environment for a ferret.

Aegean Air’s Ferret Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of ferrets allowed: one ferret per person
  • Maximum weight: cannot exceed 8kg (including carrier).
  • Carrier restrictions: 55x40x23 cm / 40x25x25 cm for DH8-100, DH8-400 and ATR aircrafts
  • Cost for domestic flight: 20-30 EUR / 22-33 USD (approx.)
  • Cost for international flight: 50-60 EUR / 55-67 USD

Additional Information

  • If you are travelling with an infant, you are not allowed to travel with a pet in cabin as well.

Check the Aegean Air’s website for more information.

Aeroflot Airline’s Ferret Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of ferrets allowed: no limit, however the carrier should be of sufficient size to allow the animals to stand up, turn 360 degrees, and lie down in a natural position.
  • Maximum weight: cannot exceed 8kg (including carrier).
  • Carrier restrictions: 44х30х26 cm for a rigid carrier and the sum of all dimensions must not exceed 126 cm for soft pet carriers.
  • Cost for domestic flight: 3,750 RUB / 57 USD (approx.)
  • Cost for international flight: 75 USD

Additional Information

  • Ferrets must be tamed.
  • Carriage must be approved by the airline at least 36 hours before the scheduled flight departure.
  • The number of animals that can be carried in the aircraft is limited.

Check the Aeroflot website for more information.

Alitalia’s Ferret Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of ferrets allowed: up to 5 ferrets per passenger, as long as their weight does not exceed 8kg
  • Maximum weight: cannot exceed 10kg (including carrier and food)
  • Carrier restrictions: 24х40х20 cm for a rigid carrier and 28x40x20 cm for a soft carrier
  • Cost for domestic flight: 40 EUR / 45 USD (approx.)
  • Cost for international flight: 75-320 EUR / 84-355 USD (approx.) – check fees for your specific route here.

Additional Information

  • No pets can travel to the United Kingdom or Ireland.

Check the Alitalia’s website for more information.

Best Rated Ferret Carriers – AIRLINE APPROVED




LOW AmazonBasics Pet Carrier Medium

  • Mesh panels for ventilation; top and front zipper closures
  • Carrying handles and seatbelt/luggage strap; adjustable shoulder strap
  • Machine washable fleece pet bed; spot-clean carrier
MEDIUM PetsFit Pet Carrier With Expandable Side

  • Strong and sturdy steel frame to keep your pet safe
  • Several mesh windows ensure plenty of ventilation for maximum airflow
  • Expandable areas of Petsfit pet carrier give your pet a comfortable place to play, eat, and take a nap during trip
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with stainless steel buckle create easy and convenient opening
  • Pockets are ideal for storing toys or treats.
  • A padded floor mat is also included for added comfort and is removal for easy cleaning
HIGH Mr. Peanut’s Double Expandable, Soft-Sided Pet Carrier

  • Designed with multiple breathable mesh windows for proper ventilation
  • Removable fleece travel bed for extra comfort and easy cleaning
  • Expandable areas on both sides of the carrier to provide your dog with extra space
  • Long and short straps, padded for your comfort
  • Storage compartments ideal for travel documents, treats or meds
  • Lockable zipper


Flying with your ferret in the cabin is possible when flying with the airlines listed above.

Please note that airlines often have different rules for different aircrafts, routes and destination countries. Additionally, most airlines have a restriction on the number of pets they allow per aircraft, so make sure you check availability before booking.

Make sure you double check individual airline policies before booking as these can change.

Hope this has been helpful.

Happy travels!

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