Cheap Airlines for Large Breed Dogs

A compilation of cheap, pet friendly airlines for big dogs.
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Airlines with a flat rate are the best for flying a large dog. Always check before purchasing your ticket if that airplane will accept dogs in the hold. Transfers sometimes add an additional charge. Beware of purchasing a ticket with multiple airlines. You must confirm your pet reservation and price with each airline individually. Some airlines have temperature and flight time restrictions for dogs.

Check the IATA standards for dog crates here

Where to buy a dog crate that meets IATA standards:

USA

France

**These rates are for dogs as checked in baggage.

Airfrance

Dogs over 6kg/13.2lb and up to a maximum weight of 75kg/165.3lbs combined weight (Dog + Crate).

Metropolitan France: €20

Within Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel: €75

Between France and Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Cayenne, Saint-Denis (Réunion): €55

Everywhere else: €200

KLM

Maximum weight of 75kg/165lbs combined weight (Dog + Crate)

Crate cannot be larger than 292 cm/115 inches (l + w + h)

Metropolitan France: €20

Within Europe: €75

Between Europe and Israel, North Africa: €200

Everywhere else:€200

If layover at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport lasts 2 hours or more: +€150

Lufthansa

Rates are calculated by crate size

Maximum 60 x 45 x 40

Within Germany: €35

Within Europe: €50

Everywhere else: €70

Maximum 80 x 55 x 55

Within Germany: €70

Within Europe: €100

Everywhere else: €150

Maximum 125 x 75 x 85

Within Germany: €150

Within Europe: €200

Everywhere else: €300

British Airways

On board Open Skies flights

€125

**I have heard British Airways only accept dogs coming from pet travel agencies. I have yet to verify this information.

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