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The Transavia pet travel policy for 2023 includes various options for flying with dogs or cats in the cabin and cargo hold. We have flown with our pets in the cabin a few times with Transavia and they have been excellent on each occasion. For both pets in the cabin and in the hold, only dogs and cats over three months and 21 days will be accepted by Transavia. Also, your cat or dog must be able to move around within their carrier, and they have to travel with an adult passenger. The cost of flying with your pet with Transavia varies depending on destination and whether your cat or dog will travel in the cabin or cargo hold. Trained and registered Assistance & Service Dogs fly free of charge, but Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are subject to the standard Transavia pet policy. You can also check out reviews for Transavia Airlines by other pet travellers, or leave a review if you’ve flown your cat or dog with Transavia! Read on for the full Transavia pet policy for 2023.

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Dogs & Cats in the Cabin of the Plane
Dogs & Cats flying as Checked In Baggage
Pets flying in Cargo Hold
Assistance Dogs in Cabin
Psychiatric Service Dogs in Cabin
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) in Cabin
Transavia Pet Policy 2023

Dogs and cats in the cabin with Transavia

Dogs and cats in the cabin are accepted by Transavia in their travel bag, up to a combined weight of 8kg.

The travel bag or kennel must meet Transavia’s specifications as 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. We used this option when travelling with our two maltese dogs, and it was fine for a short flight. You just don’t have much leg space! But this is the case with all pet friendly airlines we have used.

Transavia’s dog and cat policy has certain regulations for specific breeds. As snub-nosed cats and dogs may have difficulty breathing during a flight, they can only be transported in the cabin.

Cost of flying a pet in cabin with Transavia

€45 per pet, per flight

Passengers can travel with one pet in the cabin.

A maximum of 4 pets are permitted in the cabin on each flight.

Dogs and cats in the hold

Any pet weighing over 8kg and up to 75kg can travel in the hold in a flight friendly kennel. This, of course, excludes snub-nosed breeds, who are only permitted to travel in the cabin. It also excludes any non-permitted dog breeds, which we’ve listed below.

Transavia airlines’ cargo hold is a heated environment with climate and pressure control, to enable your dog to travel as comfortably as possible.

For the safety of your dog, the kennel must meet the legal requirements of IATA (International Air Transport Association). 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.

Cost of flying a pet in the hold with Transavia

€70 per pet, per flight

A maximum of 2 pets will be accepted in the hold on each flight.

Passengers can travel with a maximum of 2 pets in the hold. So if you’re going to travel with Transavia with your own 2 dogs in the hold, the pet flight will be at full capacity!

Transavia Airlines pet policy for non-permitted dog breeds

Transavia’s dog policy stipulates that breeds which fall under the categories below may not be transported either in the cabin or in the hold. These dogs might not necessarily be of a particular breed but have a similar build to:

  • American Staffordshire Terriers (Pitbulls), or similar dogs (for example Staffordshire Bull Terriers or Bull Terriers)
  • Mastiffs
  • Tosas
  • Rotweilers

Transavia Policy for Assistance & Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)

You can travel with your Assistance or Service Dog provided that you notify Transavia by telephone at least 48 hours before the flight departs. If you book your own flight online, you can notify Transavia at the same time, or call them afterwards. Transavia’s pet policy allows for registered service dogs to travel free of charge.

If you fly with an Assistance or Service Dog with Transavia, the following conditions apply:

  • Your Assistance Dog must sit/lie on the ground at your feet during the flight.
  • Your Assistance Dog must be kept on a leash throughout the flight.
  • Your Assistance Dog requires a valid animal passport and all necessary vaccinations.

If you do not have a registered Assistance or Service dog, and are travelling with an Emotional Support Animal (ESA), your pet must travel under the standard Transavia pet policy. As Psychiatric Service Dogs are trained to perform a specific task for their owner, they are welcome to travel in the Transavia cabin free of charge.

Excluded Routes

Transavia doesn’t transport pets to and from the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland), Ireland, the United Arab Emirates or the city of Chambéry. However, Air France, KLM, Tap Air Portugal and Lufthansa do offer routes to and from the UK.

Booking Process

To make things easy, if you are booking your own flight online, Transavia kindly allows you to book your pet on the flight at the same time. The online booking process for Transavia when travelling with a pet is very simple.

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