Policy for Carriage of Pets on Domestic Flights
Small inoffensive domestic pets such as dogs, cats and birds, accompanied by valid Health and Rabies vaccination certificates, will be accepted on Air India domestic flights in the cabin or in cargo hold at owner's risk and subject to requirements of the
Such carriage is subject to approval of the commander of the flight.
The pet must be properly carried in soft ventilated bags/kennel in the prescribed size (kennel size not to exceed 18” x 18” x 12”).The weight of the pet including the container should not exceed 5 kgs. for carriage in the cabin. Pets of larger size / weight
will be carried in the cargo hold.
Maximum of 2 pets are permitted per flight and passenger accompanying such pet will be seated in the last row of booked cabin class.
A label will be affixed on the container showing the name of the pet.
A moisture absorbent mat must be placed in the container .
The pet dog must be properly muzzled and leashed
The Pets/Guide Dogs will not be allowed to occupy a passenger seat.
Pet animals can be carried as an accompanied baggage or shipped as Cargo. Bookings can be made for pets as Accompanied Baggage / Excess Baggage through Air India Reservations.
Pets will be carried at an additional charge and will not be included in the Free Baggage Allowance, even if the passenger has no other baggage.
Normal Excess Baggage Charges, would be applicable for carriage of accompanied pets on domestic journeys within India. Weight of the pet plus container as also food carried per container will be charged.
However, a Trained Guide Dog when properly muzzled and leashed and with health /vaccination certificate, may be carried free of charge if the dog is trained to lead the a passenger with impaired vision /hearing and the passenger is dependent on such dog.