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7 Airlines that Allow Rabbits in the Plane Cabin [2020 Policies & Prices]

Airlines that allow rabbits in the airplane cabin in 2020 are as follows:

  1. Aegean Air
  2. Aeroflot Airline
  3. Air Europa
  4. Alaska Air
  5. Finnair
  6. Frontier
  7. WestJet

In this article, we will list the strict rules and regulations of each airline, including carrier size and weight restrictions and the number of rabbits you are permitted to bring. We will also list the airline’s fees in 2020 for bringing a rabbit on board the cabin.

For a more detailed guide on flying with a rabbit, check Can I Take My Rabbit on a Plane? [Yes! Here’s how].




Why flying with a rabbit in cabin is recommended.

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

In the cabin, your rabbit will be permitted to sit under the seat in front of you, by your feet. Sat together for your flight, you will both feel more at ease.

Firstly, you will be able to keep a close eye on your rabbit 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 bunny.

[Related post – 8 Easy Ways to Keep a Rabbit Calm While Travelling]

In the cargo area of the plane, it is likely that your rabbit will get stressed. Rabbits are fragile creatures and being exposed to high levels of stress is dangerous and can even be fatal.

Therefore, unless you have a super calm and confident rabbit, the aircraft hold isn’t an ideal environment for a bunny.




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 Rabbit Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of rabbits 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

  • Rabbits 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.




Air Europa’s Rabbit Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of rabbits allowed: In a single container up to 3 pets may be transported, provided that they are all the same species and that the maximum size and weight limits are not exceeded.
  • Maximum weight: cannot exceed 8kg (including carrier).
  • Carrier restrictions: 55x35x25 cm
  • Fare for Mainland, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands: 27 USD
  • Fare for Europe and Africa: 55 USD
  • Fare for Long haul: 165 USD
  • Fare for Inter Canary / Balearic Routes: 10.4 USD

Additional Information

  • The maximum capacity for pets in the aircraft must be respected, which is dependant on its characteristics. For PETC it is always the number of containers that counts and not the number of animals.
  • On flights operated by ATR aircraft, the weight cannot exceed 6kg (pet + container).

Check the Air Europa website for more information.




Air Alaska’s Rabbit Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of rabbits allowed: Up to 2 pets of the same species and similar size may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress.
  • Maximum weight: N/A
  • Carrier restrictions: 17″x11″x9.5″ for soft sided carriers and 17″x11″x7.5″ for hard-sided carriers.
  • Cost: 100 USD

Additional Information

  • A customer may travel with a maximum of 2 pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer.
  • The main cabin can accommodate a total of up to five pet carriers per flight.

For more information, check the Air Alaska website.




Finnair’s Rabbit Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of rabbits allowed: 2 adult rabbits are allowed in the same carrier, or three rabbits under the age 6 months from the same litter.
  • Maximum weight: cannot exceed 8kg (including carrier).
  • Carrier restrictions: 55x40x20 cm for soft sided carriers and 35x30x20 cm  for hard-sided carriers.
  • Cost for short haul: 40 EUR / 45 USD (approx.)
  • Cost for long haul: 100 USD

Additional Information

  • You may not carry a pet in the cabin if you are travelling in Business Class on an intercontinental flight, as there is no room under the reclining seats.

Check the Finnair website for more information.




Frontier Airline’s Rabbit Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of rabbits allowed: N/A
  • Maximum weight: N/A
  • Carrier restrictions: 18″x14″x8″
  • Cost for domestic flights: 75 USD
  • Cost for international flight: N/A

Additional Information

  • Rabbits are not permitted on international flights, with exception when flying to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

For additional information, check the Frontier Airline’s website.




West Jet’s Rabbit Policies & Prices

  • Maximum number of rabbits allowed: one rabbit permitted per customer.
  • Maximum weight: N/A
  • Carrier restrictions: carriers must be soft sided and within 41×21.5×25.4 cm.
  • Fee for travel within/between Canada and the U.S.: 50 – 59 USD
  • Fee for travel between Canada/U.S. and all destinations outside the U.S.: 100 – 118 USD

Additional Information

  • Pets are not permitted on itineraries which include flights operated by our code-share and interline partners.
  • Please view general entrance requirements for guests travelling with pets for more information. Entrance and documentation requirements are subject to change and may vary depending on your destination, the animal’s breed and the type of animal travelling (e.g. a pet and a rescue animal can have different requirements).

Check the West Jet website for further information.




Conclusion

Flying with your rabbit 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 you have found this helpful.

For information on how to keep a rabbit calm while travelling check 8 Easy Ways to Keep a Rabbit Calm While Travelling.

Happy travels!




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