Space for pets traveling in the cabin or in the cargo compartment is subject to availability. For travel on Alaska Airlines, please contact Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522. If your plans include travel on another airline, please contact airline directly to reserve space, determine fees and obtain additional information.

Breed restrictions

Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, Ravn Alaska, or PenAir). Veterinary experts say that short-nosed animals commonly have abnormalities that can compromise their breathing. Stress associated with flight can make those conditions worse.

Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats may still travel in the cabin with their passenger provided their pet carrier fits under the seat. This applies to the following breeds and mixed breeds thereof:

American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Dutch Pug, English Bulldog, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Japanese Boxer, Japanese Pug, Japanese Spaniel, Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian

Animals not accepted as trained emotional support animals are:

  • Snakes and other reptiles
  • Ferrets
  • Rodents
  • Spiders

You must provide Alaska Airlines the completed documentation at least 48 hours before departure, and keep the completed forms with you for the entire journey.

Travel delays may result if we do not receive your completed forms at least 48 hours before departure.

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