Lufthansa Airlines Pet Policy

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Lufthansa Pet Policy

Taking your pet on a Lufthansa Flight? Here’s all you need to know!

A vacation is always worth it when spent with the people we love. But what can you do when your loved ones include your furry pet? Thankfully, you can sit back and relax because Lufthansa Pet Policy is here to make your travel happen.

As the name suggests, the Lufthansa Pet Travel Policy allows customers to travel on the same flight with their furry friends. However, like every other policy, there are some terms and conditions that you must abide by to travel with your pet.

In the article below, you will find everything you need to know. All the information is given here, from the carrier requirements to pet travel fees. Please read the article until the end, and then book your tickets and pets for your desired vacations.

In-Cabin Pet Policy

If you want to bring your pet to the cabin with you, then your pet must meet the requirements:

  1. Please make sure you have an approved airline pet carrier that is waterproof from the bottom.
  2. The carrier must have enough space for your pet to move freely inside.
  3. The carrier must have enough ventilation for your furry friend.

Some additional requirements for the pets are given below

  • Pets Allowed: Lufthansa allows small dogs and cats to travel in the flight cabin. Customers must keep in mind that the pets must stay inside the carrier at all times. The carrier must be placed underneath the seat before you or on your lap.
  • Age Requirements: As per the Lufthansa Pet Policy, the minimum age of pets traveling in a cabin must be 12 weeks. However, if the pet is traveling to/from the United States of America, the minimum age is 16 weeks.
  • Carrier Requirements: Firstly, inform the airline that you are traveling with a pet. The pet must always stay inside a carrier, which must not exceed the measurement of 55cm x 40cm x 23cm.
  • Service Dogs: Passengers traveling with Service Dogs do not need to pay any extra pet fee as per Lufthansa Pet Policy. However, you must provide the airline with two copies of the pre-approved form that Lufthansa will send you during your pet’s booking.

Things to remember when traveling with a pet:

  • The weight of your pet and carrier’s weight must not exceed 8 Kg or 17 pounds.
  • Passengers must make their pet reservations offline. Remember, you cannot make online reservations.
  • If your pets are small, you can carry a maximum of 2 dogs or cats in one carrier.
  • However, they must have enough space to move, turn, sit, and stand inside the carrier.
  • The approximate cost of traveling with a pet in a cabin of Lufthansa Airlines is €55-100.

Checked Baggage Pet Policy

If your pet is not small enough to fit under the seat in front of you, Lufthansa may assign your pet to the checked baggage. You don’t need to worry about your pet’s safety, as the temperature of the cargo remains the same as that of the cabin. Read the points below to understand the requirements and more pets traveling as checked baggage.

  • Pets Allowed: Lufthansa Airline allows domesticated dogs, cats, hares, and rabbits in the checked baggage travel option. However, only one animal is allowed in one crate.
  • Route Restrictions: The airline does not allow pets to travel to the United Kingdom or Hong Kong. This is because these locations require entering as manifest cargo.
  • Crate Requirements: The crates your pets will travel must have enough ventilation, and the holes must be meshed with metal. This is to ensure no gnawing takes place while traveling.

Things to remember when traveling with a pet:

  • Passengers traveling with pets must reach the airport at least three hours before departure.
  • An approximate €70 – €400 pet fee is charged per passenger, depending on the size of the crate.
  • If your pets are six months old or less, you can bring three animals in the same crate.
  • If your pets weigh around 14 Kg, you can bring two pets of similar weight in one crate.
  • Please note that regardless of how many pets you bring in one crate, all pets must have enough space to move inside.
  • Lufthansa will not allow any snub-nosed breeds to travel as checked baggage.
  • Therefore, please check the Lufthansa Air Cargo option.

Air Cargo Pet Policy

The Air Cargo option is best suited for large animals who cannot travel in a cabin or as checked baggage. An agent with a license must book transport if the passenger’s pet is flying as Air Cargo. To know more details, read the points given below.

  • Pets Allowed: Unaccompanied or large domesticated dogs, cats, hares, and rabbits can travel in air cargo.
  • Forms Required: The passenger must provide the pet’s rabies vaccination proof. Additionally, please share details of the pet’s health certificate that is not more than ten days
  • Crate Requirements: if any pet requires a crate larger than 125cm X 75cm X 85cm. If your pet requires a bigger crate, the approval will depend on which aircraft serves you.

Things to remember when traveling with a pet:

  • Snub-nosed dogs require a larger crate if they travel to a location where the temperature does not exceed 27 degrees Celsius.
  • On all the sides and top of the crate, an additional 10cm space is mandatory.
  • A wide-body aircraft can carry up to 700 crates.
  • Lufthansa does not allow any live animal to fly from Kuwait.
  • Animals transiting Frankfurt can enjoy the first-class Animal Lounge available at the airport.
  • There is a designated play area, and feeding and watering benefits for the pets during layovers.

Lastly, please note that every destination may have different requirements for flying pets from one place to another. Therefore, it is best to first consult Lufthansa Airlines and check the requirements of the destination you’re flying to with your pet.


Traveling with a furry friend is always a good idea because everyone deserves a vacation now and then. Thanks to Lufthansa Pet Policy, traveling with pets is much easier because the procedures are quick. If you wish to know more about Lufthansa Airlines pet policy, dial 1 (800) 645-3880 or 1-844-402-8093.

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Yes. The Lufthansa Airlines Pet Policy allows customers to fly with their pets to their desired places. However, there are some route restrictions and additional requirements to ensure the safety and security of the pets.

Lufthansa Airline offers three different ways through which they can fly with their pets. These three ways include pets in the cabin, pets as checked baggage, and pets as air cargo.

The airline does not allow online reservations for pets. Therefore, the customer must inform the airline and make a phone reservation or visit the Lufthansa office.

Passengers with any queries can contact Lufthansa Airlines by calling their phone number 1 (800) 645-3880 or 1-844-402-8093.