When traveling with a dog via airline, there are different requirements depending on the origin and destination, countries, time of year, and airline. A good rule of thumb is to always check with the airline you are flying. Let them know the weight and size of the dog and whether it is a snub-nosed breed or a powerful breed like a pitbull. If you have a crate, let the airline know the dimensions of the crate. You will need a veterinary certificate and most vets will know exactly what to do if there tell them where you are going.
Here are links to both the US and Canadian requirements for more information:
When traveling with pets by air, there are three methods the airlines may use:
- as checked baggage (inside the cargo hold of the airplane along with any other luggage you check);
- as cargo in which the dog is transported separately; and
- as carry-on in which the dog flies in the cabin of the airplane with you in a small crate, generally under the seat in front of you.
We hope to have our airline matrix updated soon so you can see which airlines fly pets to and from Los Cabos and/or La Paz and any restrictions at a glance! Check back soon and we apologize for the inconvenience!