Frontier Airlines Pet Policy

Frontier Airlines pet policy allows passengers to travel with certain pets in the cabin. However, it does not accept pets as checked or cargo baggage. Pet reservations can be made by phone or online, preferably in advance, to ensure there’s space for your pet.

Frontier Airlines' pet policy

Frontier Airlines’ Pet Policy at a Glance 

  • In-cabin pets 
    • On U.S. flights—and international flights from/to Mexico and the Dominican Republic—only domesticated cats, dogs, hamsters, small household birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs are accepted.
    • On international flights, only domesticated dogs and cats are accepted. 
  • Pet Fee. A one-way pet fee of USD 99 is charged for domestic flights, payable at the time of booking or check-in. The pet fee for international flights is route-based.
  • Cats and dogs must be at least 4 months old. 
  • Only trained service dogs can travel free of charge in the cabin with disabled passengers.
  • Up to 10 pet containers are allowed on a flight. 
  • One passenger can carry only 1 pet carrier. 
  • A pet carrier will count either as your personal carry-on item or carry-on bag. If you’re carrying a pet container in place of your personal item, you will be charged for your carry-on bag (if carrying).
  • A health certificate (plus proper documentation) is mandatory for pets travelling to/from international destinations. On domestic flights in the United States, some states may require a health certificate upon arrival, so check before travelling.
  • Avoid feeding your pet (food or water) within 4 hours of your flight’s departure.
  • Restrictions 
    • Pets are not accepted: 
      • On codeshare flights.
      • When travelling in the cabin on flights to Hawaii, Australia, UK, UAE, South Africa, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Dubai, Dakar, and Barbados.
    • The following pets are never accepted: 
      • Large birds like macaws, parrots, cockatoos, and birds of prey
      • Rodents (mice, rats, squirrels), ferrets and, beavers
      • Reptiles (incl. snakes)
      • Amphibians
      • Spiders and insects 
      • Tigers, lions, or bears
    • You cannot sit in row #1 or an exit row when traveling with a pet.
    • Your pet must remain inside the travel container at all times. 
    • Avoid feeding your pet (food or water) during the flight. 
    • Do not sedate your pet for the trip.
    • The pet must be harmless and odorless, and require no attention during the flight.

Frontier Airlines Pet Travel Requirements for Domestic Flights 

Frontier Airlines pet travel requirements for domestic flights (and international flights to/from Mexico and the Dominican Republic) are as follows:

  • In-Cabin Travel Mandatory. Per Frontier Airlines domestic pet travel policy, pets can only travel in the cabin. Pets will not be accepted as checked baggage or manifest cargo. The list of pets accepted for travel includes cats, dogs, hamsters, small household birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs. 
  • Carry-on Bag Fee. Passengers travelling with a carry-on bag (in addition to the pet carrier) will be charged. 
  • Pet Carrier Requirements
  • The size of the pet carrier must not exceed 18in (L) x 14in (W) x 8in (H).
  • The pet carrier must be spacious enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down, and turn around in naturally. 
  • Frontier Airlines recommends that the pet carrier be soft-sided.
  • Must meet USDA and IATA requirements
  • Pet Fee. Frontier Airlines charges a one-way pet fee of USD 99 per pet carrier. 
  • Pet Age. Dogs and cats must be at least 4 months old to travel on Frontier.
  • Pet Reservations. You can make a reservation for your pet at the time of booking (by phone or online) or pay at check-in. 
  • Forms Required.  A health certificate may not be required when travelling within the United States, but it may be required by some states upon arrival. 
  • Emotional support animals will no longer be accepted free of charge and must travel per Frontier Airlines pet policy—all restrictions apply.
  • Trained service animals (dogs) can travel free with their owners in the passenger cabin.
  • No more than 10 pet carriers will be accepted on a single flight.
  • Only 1 pet carrier per passenger is allowed.
  • Restrictions. 
    • Pets are not accepted: 
      • On codeshare flights.
      • On flights to Hawaii if travelling in the cabin.
    • The following pets are never accepted: 
      • Large birds like macaws, parrots, cockatoos, and birds of prey
      • Rodents (mice, rats, squirrels), ferrets and, beavers
      • Reptiles (incl. snakes)
      • Amphibians
      • Spiders and insects 
      • Tigers, lions, or bears
    • If travelling with a pet, you will not be allowed to sit in an exit row or a first-row seat.
    • Your pet must remain inside the travel container at all times. 
    • Avoid feeding your pet (food or water) during the flight. 
    • Do not sedate your pet for the trip.
    • The pet must be harmless and odorless and require no attention during the flight.

Frontier Airlines Pet Travel Requirements for International Flights 

Frontier Airlines pet travel requirements for international are as follows:

  • In-Cabin Travel Mandatory. Per Frontier Airlines’ international pet travel policy, only dogs and cats can travel in the cabin on international flights. Pets are not allowed to travel as checked or cargo baggage. The following pets, which are permitted on domestic flights, will not be accepted on international flights: hamsters, small household birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs
  • Carry-on Bag Fee. Passengers travelling with a carry-on bag (in addition to the pet carrier) will be charged. 
  • Requirements for Pet Carriers
  • The maximum permissible size is 18in (L) x 14in (W) x 8in (H).
  • The pet carrier must be large enough for your pet to sit, stand, lie down in, and turn around in comfortably.
  • Frontier Airlines recommends soft-sided pet carriers.
  • Pet Fee. Will depend on the route. 
  • Pet Age. Dogs and cats must be at least 4 months old to travel on Frontier.
  • Pet Reservations. You can make a reservation for your pet at the time of booking (by phone or online) or pay at check-in. 
  • Forms Required.  Health certificate and required documentation by the destination country are mandatory for international travel. 

The health certificate must meet the following conditions: 

  • Must be dated within the following timelines: 
    • For entry into Puerto Rico—within 30 days of travel. 
    • For entry into the United States—within 10 days of travel.
    • For entry into the Dominican Republic—within 15 days of travel.
    • For entry into Costa Rica—within 14 days of travel. 
    • For entry into Mexico—within 5 days of travel. 
  • Must include:
    • Owner’s name and address. 
    • Species of the animal.
    • Country of origin/destination.
    • Rabies immunization:
      • Within 12 months for adult pets 3 months or older for all international destinations except Puerto Rico and Costa Rica.
      • Within 12 months for adult pets 4 months or older for travel to Costa Rica.
      • Within 6 months for pets 4 months or older for travel to Puerto Rico, where adult animals are defined as 4 months of age or older. 

The rabies immunization must be administered no less than 30 days before travel and no more than 1 year before travel. Pets that have received rabies booster shots less than 30 days before departure will require proof of the shot. 

  • Additional country-specific requirements 
  • Health Certificates when travelling to the Dominican Republic and Mexico must state that pet has been treated for and is free from parasites.
  • Recommended vaccinations include PIP, leptospirosis, and hepatitis.
  • Puerto Rico mandates the use of a sturdy collar plus 2 ID tags. The tags must include the owner’s full contact details, i.e., permanent address and telephone number.
  • Cats and dogs travelling to/from Canada must have a rabies vaccination plus a health certificate (in English or French) issued by a licensed veterinarian. 
    • The health certificate must identify the pet by breed, the vaccination dates, the manufacturing and expiry dates of the rabies vaccine.
    • Aside from other documentation, parasitic treatment is mandatory and must be mentioned in the health certificate.
  • Emotional support animals will no longer be accepted free of charge and must travel per Frontier Airlines pet policy—all restrictions will apply.
  • Trained service animals (dogs) can travel free with their owners in the passenger cabin.
  • Only 1 pet carrier per passenger is allowed.
  • Restrictions. 
    • Pets are not accepted: 
      • On codeshare flights.
      • When travelling in the cabin on flights to Australia, UK, UAE, South Africa, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Dubai, Dakar, and Barbados.
    • The following pets are never accepted: 
      • Large birds like macaws, parrots, cockatoos, and birds of prey
      • Rodents (mice, rats, squirrels), ferrets and, beavers
      • Reptiles (incl. snakes)
      • Amphibians
      • Spiders and insects 
      • Tigers, lions, or bears
    • You cannot sit in row #1 or an exit row when traveling with a pet.
    • Your pet must remain inside the pet carrier at all times. 
    • Avoid feeding your pet (food or water) during the flight. 
    • Do not sedate your pet for the trip.
    • The pet must be harmless and odorless and require no attention during the flight.

Travelling with a Trained Service Animal (Dog) on Frontier Airlines

In keeping with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rules, Frontier Airlines has revised its pet policy. According to the new provisions, only trained dogs (incl. psychiatric service animals) are accepted as service animals. The dog must be fully trained to assist people with disabilities. Frontier Airlines allows up to 2 trained service dogs per passenger free of charge. 

  • Documentation 
  • You must download and fill out the Service Animal Air Transportation Form before travelling (to validate the dog’s training, behavior, and health). 
  • Ideally, the form should be submitted online a minimum of 48 hours prior to departure. If you book later, you will need to fill out the form and hand over a copy to a Customer Service Agent at the airport.
  • For flights exceeding 8 hours, you will be required to submit a U.S. DOT Service Animal Relief Attestation Form. 
  • On international travel, all country-specific requirements must be met by the owner.
  • General conditions 
  • The service animal can only be a dog, at 16 weeks old, and fully trained. 
  • The service dog must sit on the floor at all times, and cannot occupy a seat. 
  • Small service dogs similar in size to a 2-year-old child are allowed to sit in the lap. 
  • No part of the service dog’s body must extend beyond the footprint of the seat.
  • The service dog must always remain with the owner.
  • Recommended behavior 
  • The service dog: 
    • Must always be tethered, leashed, or harnessed, and under the control of the owner. 
    • Must not bite, growl, bark, or attack people. 
    • Must not defecate or urinate inside the aircraft or airport.
  • Must not eat out of a tray.

Note

  • Certain states and countries require additional compliances and may prohibit the entry or transit of animals. Examples include Hawaii and the United Kingdom. 
  • For details, refer to the relevant website of the country/consulate you propose to visit. 
  • Pet carriers for service dogs can be carried free of charge.

Travelling with an Emotional Support Animal (ESAN) 

As of February 1, 2021, Frontier has stopped accepting free bookings for emotional support animals in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rules. If you want to travel with an ESAN, you will need to pay for the travel complying with Frontier Airlines’ Pet policy.

Frequently Asked Questions on Frontier Airlines Pet Policy

Briefly stated, Frontier Airlines’ pet policy allows passengers to travel with their pets as cabin baggage (depending on size and destination) but does not allow pets to travel as cargo or checked baggage.

Other points worth remembering are as follows:

  • On international flights, only domesticated cats and dogs are accepted. On domestic flights within the United States—and international flights to/from Mexico and the Dominican Republic—domesticated hamsters, small household birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs are accepted—in addition to cats and dogs.
  • Frontier Airlines charges a pet fee of USD 99 per way for domestic flights.
  • Cats and dogs must be at least 4 months old. 
  • Emotional support animals (except service dogs) will no longer be accepted free of charge.
  • Trained service animals (dogs) can travel free with their owners in the passenger cabin.
  • No more than 10 pet carriers are accepted per flight.
  • Only 1 pet carrier per passenger is allowed.
  • Your pet carrier will count either as your personal carry-on item or carry-on bag. If you’re carrying a pet container in place of your personal item, you will be charged for it.
  • You may not require a pet health certificate on domestic flights, but some states may require it upon arrival. However, a health certificate (plus proper documentation) is mandatory for pets travelling to/from international destinations.
  • Do not feed or water your pet from 4 hours before departure.
  • Frontier does not accept pets on codeshare flights, and in-cabin pets are not accepted when travelling to Hawaii, Australia, the UK, UAE, South Africa, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Dubai, Dakar, and Barbados.
  • The pet carrier’s size must not exceed 18 x 14 x 8in (L x W x H). It should fit under the seat in front of you, have a leakproof and waterproof bottom, and must be spacious enough for your pet to sit, stand, lie down in, and turn around in comfortably. 
  • Your pet must be harmless, non-disruptive, and odorless.

Frontier Airlines accepts pets on a first-come, first-served basis and has a limit on the number of pets it will accept per flight, so you must book in advance.  You can book by calling +1-844-903-1897 or do it online. Frontier Airlines does not accept pets as checked baggage or manifest cargo. If you’re travelling within the United States, a health certificate may not be required for most states, but you should check from the U.S. Department of Agriculture before travelling. 

Your pet carrier/container/kennel must meet the local/regional/international standards. The size of the carrier must not exceed 18 x 14 x 8in (L x W x H). 

That depends on whether you’re travelling within the United States or to another country. If you’re travelling within the United States, a health certificate may not be required by most states. But if you’re 

travelling to an international destination, you should check with Frontier Airlines by phone, visit the destination country’s website, or check with their embassy/consulate in your area, as most countries have specific requirements on what types of vaccinations are needed to transport pets. If you have any doubts or need more information, you can visit the following websites:

  • Within the United States: U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • To/from/within the European Union: European Commission. 
  • Between other countries: IATA 
  • To the United Kingdom: Gov.UK

Per Frontier Airlines’ in-cabin pet policy for domestic flights, only domesticated cats, dogs, hamsters, small household birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs are accepted. However, all pets must travel in the cabin—they will not be allowed to travel as cargo or checked baggage. 

The pet carrier must be able to comfortably house your pet. The carrier must fit under your front seat and not exceed the following dimensions: Length: 18in, Width: 14in, Height: 8in. Your pet must not be less than 4 months old, and needs to remain inside its carrier throughout the trip. 

The pet fee on flights within the United States is USD 99 (each way).

According to Frontier Airlines’ in-cabin pet policy for international flights, only domesticated cats and dogs are allowed. However, they must travel in the cabin—they will not be accepted as checked baggage or manifest cargo.

Other points to remember:

  • Your pet carrier’s size must not exceed 18 x 14 x 8in (L x W x H).
  • Your pet must be able to sit, stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably inside the carrier. 
  • The pet will depend on your route. 
  • the pet fee must be at least 4 months old. 
  • You can book your pet by phone or online. 
  • Health certificate and required documentation by the destination country are mandatory and must be arranged in advance. 
  • Emotional support animals will no longer be accepted free of charge but can travel per Frontier Airlines pet policy.
  • Trained service dogs are allowed to travel free of charge with their owners in the cabin.
  • Only 1 pet carrier per passenger is allowed.
  • In-cabin pets are accepted on flights to Australia, the UK, UAE, South Africa, the Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Dubai, Dakar, and Barbados.
  • Passengers travelling with pets are not allowed to occupy seats in the first and exit rows. 
  • Pets must remain inside the carrier at all times. 
  • The pet must be harmless and odorless and require no attention during the flight.

Under its current pet policy, Frontier does not allow pets to travel as cargo baggage.

No, it does not. Pets can only travel in the cabin on Frontier flights.

Per Frontier Airlines pet policy for Hawaii, pets cannot travel in the cabin on flights to Hawaii due to its quarantine laws.

Frontier Airlines charges a pet fee of USD 99 per way for domestic flights. For international flights, the pet fee will depend on your destination. For details or to make a booking, call +1-844-903-1897.

Frontier Airlines accepts pet fee payments online, by phone, or at check-in.

A pet ticket on Frontier Airlines costs USD 99 per way for domestic flights. For international flights, the pet fee will depend on your destination. 

The following pet travel restrictions apply on Frontier’s domestic flights:

  • You cannot occupy an emergency row or a first-row seat. 
  • Pets are not accepted: 
    • On codeshare flights.
    • Pets are not allowed to travel in the cabin on flights to Hawaii.
  • Only the following animals are accepted on domestic flights:
    • Cats
    • Dogs
    • Hamsters
    • Small household birds
    • Rabbits
    • Guinea pigs 
  • Pets must always remain inside their travel containers. 
  • Avoid feeding your pet (food or water) during the flight. 
  • Do not sedate your pet for the trip.
  • Pets must not be aggressive, disruptive, or smelly.
  • The dimensions of the pet carrier should not be more than 18in in length, 14in in width, and 8in in height.
  • The pet carrier must fit under the seat in front of yours. 
  • The bottom of the pet carrier must be waterproof. 
  • The pet carrier must be spacious enough for your pet to be comfortable in.

Frontier Airlines only accepts services dogs that have been specifically trained to assist people with a disability. A passenger with a disability can travel with up to 2 service dogs in the cabin—free of charge.

If you’re travelling with a service dog, you will need to submit a Service Animal Air Transportation Form. Ideally, you should submit the form online 48 hours before departure, or fill it out and bring it along to the airport and submit it at the check-in desk. If you’re travelling on an international flight, you must comply with the destination country’s requirements. 

To be eligible to travel, your service animal must be at least 16 weeks old and fully trained. Your service dog must be properly behaved, and must not exhibit signs of aggression—such as growling, barking, lunging at or jumping on people. It should not defecate or urinate during the trip, or eat from a tray. You should also ensure your service dog is always within your control—and properly harnessed, leashed, or tethered throughout the journey. 

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