Pet Travel Question: Can dogs fly in the cabin?

Name: Carol
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
From: USA
To: France

My dog weighs 5 lbs. He is an emotional/psychiatric support dog and travels with me in the cabin of the airplane on domestic flights. I may be relocating to France, and have read your importation requirements. Must my support dog travel as cargo or can he travel with me in the cabin of the plane.

Thank you,

Hi Carol,

Thanks for contacting us with your question, and thanks also for reviewing the pet import requirements for France on our website. It's necessary to contact the airline directly to find out about specific rules and regulations regarding cabin travel for dogs (we recommend a pet-friendly airline like Lufthansa or KLM), but generally small dogs who fit within certain size/weight categories are able to fly in the cabin.

Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




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