The Breeze Airways pet policy 2023 includes options for flying with small dogs or cats in the cabin, but no pets are allowed to travel in the aircraft hold. For cats and dogs to fly in the cabin, they must be at least 8 weeks old. Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are no longer accepted under the Breeze Airways ESA pet policy 2023 due to changes in US laws. However, trained and registered Assistance & Service Dogs, including Psychiatric Service Dogs, may fly in the cabin free of charge. If you’re importing a dog to the USA, your dog’s age and vaccine requirements depend on the risk of rabies where your trip starts. Dogs arriving from high-risk countries are currently banned from entering the US, due to a Center for Disease control ruling to prevent a rabies outbreak. Check out Breeze Airways pet travel reviews before booking, or leave a review if you’ve flown your cat or dog in the cabin with Breeze Airways! Read on for the complete Breeze Airways pet policy for 2023.
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Table of contents
- Does Breeze Airways Allow Dogs & Cats in the Cabin?
- Does Breeze Airways Allow Pets in the Hold as Checked Baggage?
- Does Breeze Airways Allow Pets in the Hold as Cargo?
- Breeze Airways Assistance & Service Dog and Emotional Support Animal (ESAs) Policy
- Pet Travel Documentation & Vaccines
- Are Pets Safe on Planes?
- Related Pages
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Does Breeze Airways Allow Dogs & Cats in the Cabin?
The Breeze Airways pet travel policy accepts small dogs and cats to fly in the cabin within their travel carrier.
The travel bag or kennel must also meet the Breeze Airways specifications outlined in their pet travel policy. The maximum dimensions for your cat or dog’s travel carrier for flying in the Breeze Airways cabin are L 18″ x W 13″ x H 9″. The combined weight of your pet inside the carrier must not exceed the maximum weight of 25 lbs (11.3 kg), stated in the Breeze Airways pet policy.
One pet is permitted per passenger to fly in the Breeze Airways cabin as carry on luggage, with a maximum of five cats and dogs allowed on each aircraft.
Reptiles, birds and fish aren’t allowed to travel with Breeze Airways, only pet cats and dogs are permitted.
On the flight, the travel bag will be stowed underneath the seat in front of you.
In addition, the following rules apply when flying your pet in the cabin with Breeze Airways:
- Pets must be able to stand and sit up, turn around normally and lie down in a natural position in their kennel, without touching any side or the top of their travel bag.
- Non-collapsible kennels can’t exceed the under seat dimensions of any aircraft included in your journey. Contact Breeze Airways Reservations Department to verify the maximum dimensions for your journey.
- Soft-sided collapsible kennels can be slightly larger but still need to fit under the seat in front of you. They also have to be secure, padded, made of water-repellant material and have nylon mesh ventilation on 2 or more sides.
IATA Regulations for Cats & Dogs Flying in the Cabin
While you need to ensure that your pet’s airline travel crate meets the maximum dimensions set by Breeze Airways to fly in the passenger cabin, remember that you must also adhere to the Live Animal Regulations (LAR) set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This includes calculating the minimum inner crate dimensions allowed by the IATA LAR for your cat or dog to fly in the cabin. In addition, the airline pet travel carrier must adhere to the criteria set by the IATA LAR, in terms of ventilation, design etc.
If you’re new to pet travel, check out 8 IATA Compliant Airline Pet in Cabin Carriers.
Cost of Flying a Pet in the Breeze Airways Cabin
It costs $75 one way to take your pet in the cabin with Breeze Airways.
Does Breeze Airways Allow Pets in the Hold as Checked Baggage?
Breeze Airways doesn’t accept pets as checked baggage as the aircraft holds aren’t suitable for transporting live animals. If your pet is too large too fly in the cabin with Breeze Airways, check out Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines, who both offer a pets in the hold service.
You can also read about the differences between flying your cat or dog as checked baggage or cargo in an aircraft hold.
Does Breeze Airways Allow Pets in the Hold as Cargo?
As the holds of the Breeze Airways fleet aren’t suitable for the transport of live animals, pets are unable to travel as cargo with this airline.
Breeze Airways Assistance & Service Dog and Emotional Support Animal (ESAs) Policy
As of 11 January 2021, the Breeze Airways pet policy no longer recognises Emotional Support Animals (ESAs), therefore no new ESA reservations will be accepted. Emotional Support Animals are now subject to the standard Breeze Airways pet travel policy.
Only professionally trained Assistance & Service Dogs can fly in the cabin free of charge if they meet the requirements. A service animal is defined as a dog that’s individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability, including but not limited to:
- Visual impairments
- Hearing impairments
- Mobility impairments
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Trained Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSVDs) are therefore permitted to travel with Breeze Airways.
Pet Travel Documentation & Vaccines
Breeze Airways is an American international pet friendly airline, so for flights to the USA, your pet must meet the requirements of the US Pet Travel Scheme. Note that Hawaii has different pet travel requirements to the rest of the USA. Also, be aware that there’s currently a dog import ban in the USA from high risk rabies countries. The same rules apply if your dog has visited one of these destinations within six months of their travel to the US.
For flights to the EU, your cat or dog has to meet the EU Pet Travel Scheme criteria. This means that you’ll need to arrange either a Pet Passport or Animal Health Certificate, and ensure that your cat or dog is microchipped and vaccinated against Rabies.
You can also check out the pet travel laws for other worldwide destinations in 2023.
Are Pets Safe on Planes?
If you’re worried about your furry travel companion’s wellbeing when flying, check out our comprehensive post regarding pet safety on planes.
In the USA, a monthly report is provided for pet in hold incident rates for each airline. The US Department of Transport (USDoT) defines an incident as the loss, injury or death of a pet during airline transport. However, Breeze Airways only transport pets in the cabin, not the hold, therefore they aren’t included in the monthly USDoT report.
No doubt, at some point your trip will involve a car ride, so have a look at our 12 Essential Pet Car Safety Tips too. Should your cat or dog suffer from motion sickness, we’ve also compared some of the treatments, strategies and medications for pet travel nausea.
It’s important to be aware that you can’t sedate or tranquilize your cat or dog for their flight.
In addition, to protect your pet’s health and wellbeing in a new country, be sure to keep your cat or dog safe from vector-borne diseases. In particular, Heartworm from mosquitoes and Leishmaniasis from sandflies in Southern European destinations pose a serious threat.
You might also want to check out 10 Pet Friendly Airlines in the EU and Pets in Cabin from the UK and 7 Transatlantic Pet Friendly Airlines.
And don’t forget the all important Essential Pet Travel Accessories!
Prior to booking, always view the Breeze Airways pet travel policy on their website for any recent changes. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, some airlines are frequently amending their rules for pets on planes.
Have a safe and wonderful trip, and remember to leave a pet travel review for Breeze Airways if you fly your pet cat or dog in the cabin.