The Corsair pet policy 2023 includes various options for flying with dogs or cats in the cabin and cargo hold. For both pets in the cabin and in the hold, any dog or cat must be at least 4 months old. Also, your cat or dog must be able to move around within their travel carrier, and they have to fly with an adult passenger. The cost of flying your pet with Corsair varies depending on the destination, and whether your cat or dog will travel in the cabin or hold. Trained and certified Service and Assistance Dogs are welcome in the Corsair cabin free of charge. From 1 March 2021, Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are no longer accepted by Corsair. Remember to leave an Corsair pet travel review if your cat or dog flies in the cabin or hold! Read on for details of the full Corsair pet travel policy for 2023.
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Table of contents
- Does Corsair allow dogs and cats in the cabin?
- Dogs and cats in the hold
- Flying pets as freight with Corsair
- Non-permitted dog breeds
- Assistance Dogs, Emotional Support Animals & Psychiatric Service Dogs Corsair Policy
- Related Pages
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Does Corsair allow dogs and cats in the cabin?
Dogs and cats in the cabin are accepted by Corsair in their travel bag, up to a combined weight of 7kg.
The travel bag or kennel must meet the Corsair specifications outlined in their pet travel policy. On the flight, the travel bag will be stowed underneath the seat in front of you, you can’t remove your cat or dog during the flight for safety reasons.
Each passenger may take one pet in the cabin, and if you’re travelling with a friend who also has a pet you won’t be able to sit together on the flight.
Corsair accepts species other than cats and dogs, including:
- Guinea Pigs
But cold-blooded animals are never permitted to travel in the passenger cabin, they will always fly in the hold of the plane. Birds must be at least 2 months old, and two may travel together in a suitable cage.
Brachycephalic (snub-nosed) breeds of cats and dogs are only accepted for travel in the cabin, they can’t fly in the aircraft hold.
Cost of flying a pet in cabin with Corsair
- €50 between Paris and Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Reunion island or Mayotte
- €100 between Paris and Montréal, Abidjan
Dogs and cats in the hold
If your feline, canine or other pet weighs more than 7kg, and up to a maximum of 50kg they must travel in the hold. Any pets in excess of 50kg are required to fly as cargo.
For the safety of your cat or dog, the kennel must meet the legal requirements of International Air Transport Association (IATA). Also, if your pet kennel has wheels, make sure that the wheels can be dismantled or locked before travel so that the kennel is not able to roll around in the hold.
Two pets of the same species, weighing up to 14kg each, and of similar size, may travel together in one travel crate. However, in this case, you’ll pay the pet fee twice.
Brachycephalic (snub nosed) breeds of cats and dogs aren’t permitted to travel in the aircraft hold, they can travel in the cabin provided that they weigh up to 7kg.
Cost of flying a pet in the hold with Corsair
- € 100 between Paris and Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Reunion island or Mayotte
- € 200 between Paris and Montréal, Mauritius island, or Abidjan
Flying pets as freight with Corsair
If your dog weighs more than 50kg, or you’re travelling on a different flight from your pet, they’ll have to travel as cargo. This can be arranged by contacting Corsair Freight.
Non-permitted dog breeds
Under the Corsair dog policy, breeds considered to be potentially dangerous, defined as Category 1 or 2 dog breeds under French law, are prohibited on board:
- American Staffordshire Terriers
- Boerboel Mastiffs
- Pit Bull
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Assistance Dogs, Emotional Support Animals & Psychiatric Service Dogs Corsair Policy
You can travel with your Assistance or Service Dog free of charge with Corsair and it’s recommended that you make the request during booking and no less than 72 hours before departure.
As of 1 March 2021, Corsair no longer accepts Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) for travel. Only registered and professionally trained Assistance & Service Dogs are accepted to travel in the cabin free of charge. ESAs must fly under the standard Corsair pet travel policy.
Always ensure you have adequate protection for your pet against vector borne diseases in a foreign country, and remember to leave an Corsair pet travel review if you fly your cat or dog in the cabin or hold!