Pet Friendly Airline Series: Lufthansa Highlights

lufthansa planeWe've been covering Pet Friendly Airlines for the past few days, putting JetBlue and Lufthansa in the spotlight in order to find out more about their pet-friendly amenities.

Here are the highlights from what we've learned about Lufthansa, as well as some tips that will help you book your next pet flight. According to the results of our recent summer pet travel survey, that will probably be a lot of you!

Check back with us next week for more pet airline information, and be sure to share your own stories and tips with us about pet-friendly travel in the comments below!

-Lufthansa's Animal Lounge, located in the Frankfurt airport, allows the streamlined passage of thousands of animals each year and provides a space for pets on a layover to take a break from their travel crate.

-Lufthansa doesn't just fly dogs and cats. Horses, insects, birds and more have also used the airline to get where they need to go.

-It's important to notify Lufthansa at least 24 hours in advance if you're planning to bring a pet with you.

-Dogs and cats can be brought in the cabin if the combined weight of the pet and the carrier does not exceed 8 kg (about 18 lbs).

-For in-cabin pets, you can use your own approved carrier, or a "pet box" may be available at the check-in counter.

-Pets traveling in the cargo hold (which is temperature-controlled) should be placed in an IATA-approved travel crate outfitted with an empty water dish.

-Prices will vary depending on the weight of your pet. The following chart sums up the costs:



Lufthansa Price Chart



-The costs for pets flying from Canada, Mexico and the US will be calculated as an additional piece of luggage.

-Pets can also fly unaccompanied via Lufthansa Cargo (PetRelocation often books flights this way for international customers). Contact us for more information about how to proceed with this option.

-For further information about flying with your pet, contact the Lufthansa Reservations Office.

-Want to find Lufthansa online? Check them out on Facebook and Twitter: @Lufthansa_DE, @Lufthansa_USA, @Lufthansa_BR, @LufthansaLatina


PetRelocation's Pet Friendly Airline Spotlight Series will feature one airline each week during the month of May.  Check back each Monday through Thursday this month for more information about the various pet programs and tips for booking pet-friendly flights, and use #PetReloAS on Twitter to follow and join the conversation!


PetRelocation Team




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