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The most pet-friendly airlines in the world

From cats and dogs to birds and miniature horses – people love traveling with their pets. And while traveling with your furry friends is a dream for many pet owners, it can quickly become a nightmare if you choose the wrong airline. 

There are lots of comforts that many of us would happily sacrifice for a cheaper plane ticket. Leave your luggage at home? Sure! Standing room only? Consider it money saved for beer and souvenirs!

But there is one detail where no passenger is prepared to compromise: the comfort of your pet. checked out the pet-friendly policies of the top 50 airlines in the world (as voted for by customers). They rated them out of 10 in categories such as cost-per-pet, cabin allowance, and openness to welcoming ‘unusual’ animals. Each airline ended up with a score out of 100, and we used these scores to rank the top 50 pet-friendly airlines on Earth.

They based the rankings out of 10 categories including:

  • Cabin allowance
  • Cost-per-pet
  • Airline reviews and reputation
  • Openness to welcoming 'unusual' pets
Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.