Pets travelling as Luggage.

When you can take your pet as hand- or excess luggage there will be special rules to take into account. We have taken the KLM rules as a guide, for other airlines other rules may apply. Ask for the applicable rules at your travel agent or at the airlines passenger customer service desk.

Please be advised that you can't make a reservation as luggage through Zoologistics.

In the cabin

Only small cats and dogs up to 6 kg (13 lbs) including travel bag or kennel can be taken into the cabin. Your pet should be transported in a hard shell kennel no higher than 20 cm or in an animal travel bag of maximum 115 cm (45 inches) (l + w + h). You can put this under the seat in front of you.

If you wish to take your pet with you in the cabin, you should make your reservation by telephone at least 48 hours in advance. Please note that we allow only a limited amount of kennels throughout the cabin.

Please note that since 1 April 2011 it is no longer be possible to take a pet in a kennel into Business Class on intercontinental flights.

As check-in baggage

Cats and dogs may travel as check-in baggage in a special ventilated part of the aircraft. Your animal must be transported in a kennel which complies with the legal requirements of the IATA (International Air Transport Association). Kennels which comply with these standards include those of the 'Sky' and 'Vari' brands. You can purchase such a kennel at specialist shipping agents. The pet and kennel combined may not weigh more than 75 kg (165 lbs).

If you wish to transport your pet in the hold, you must make your reservation by telephone at least 48 hours in advance. Please note that we can transport only a limited amount of animals as check-in baggage.

The check-in process for pets at the airport may take some time. We therefore recommend arriving at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled departure time.

We are unfortunately unable to transport animals in the hold on KLM Cityhopper flights which are longer than 2 hours. Between November 1 and March 31 each year, pets cannot be carried in the hold of KLM Cityhopper flights because the baggage hold of our Fokker aircraft cannot be heated.


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