11 Jan

Frontier Airlines Pet Policy

Frontier Airlines operates several pocket-friendly routes worldwide. As an added bonus, they are pet friendly as well, allowing pets and pet parents to travel together to their destination. Before you can do so, you’ll need to comply with their rules of air travel. Here’s the frontier airlines pet policy and everything you will need to travel to/from UAE with your pet on Frontier.

Pre-Travel Notices

  • Pets are not allowed to be checked as baggage. 
  • In addition to the travel container for your pet, you are allowed either a personal item (8”H x 14”W x 18”L) or a carry-on bag (10”H x 16”W x 24”L). An additional fee will apply for the carry-on bag. 
  • Make sure to investigate the applicable laws, customs, and other governmental regulations, requirements or restrictions of the country or state to which your pet animal is being transported. For instance, if you’re embarking on a pet import to Dubai, you should check if you’ll need any further documents to complete your move. 

For In-Cabin Pet Travel 

  • Only the following animals are allowed in the cabin: 

  1. Domesticated dogs and cats must be minimum 8 weeks of age. 
  2. Domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, or small household birds may be carried on flights within the United States.
  3. Only domesticated dogs and cats may be carried to or from international destinations.
  • Pets are allowed in the cabin on all domestic Frontier flights, and on international flights to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
  • You may not sit in row one or an exit row when traveling with a pet.
  • For safety reasons, your pet must always remain in their travel container. If your pet is disruptive, it’s up to you to soothe him/her without taking him/her from the pet container.
  • You should never sedate your pet before air travel, regardless of how nervous they may be. Sedatives affect pets in a number of ways and could potentially lead to a fatality when at altitude. 
  • You should not provide food or water to your pet while traveling on the aircraft. The stress of traveling, the motion of the aircraft, and other factors could make your pet uncomfortable.
  • No oxygen will be administered to a pet in the event of an emergency.
  • Your pet needs to be harmless, not disruptive, odourless, and should require no extra attention during flight.

*Please Note: The following species are never accepted - large birds (e.g., parrots, macaws, cockatoos, birds of prey), rodents (including mice, rats, squirrels), beavers, ferrets, reptiles (including snakes), amphibians, spiders, and insects (and please, no lions, tigers, or bears).

Pet Crate Guidelines for International Pet Travel 

For your pet’s safety they must travel in an IATA-approved pet crate. Such a container is specifically designed to keep your pet safe and comfortable during air journeys.

  • The travel container must be large enough for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down in a natural position (you want your pet to be comfortable, don’t you?). The carrier must also fit underneath the seat in front of you. There may be certain seats that cannot accommodate your pet container, but we'll work with you to get a seat assignment with space.
  • Maximum dimensions for a pet container are 18" length x 14" width x 8" height.
  • We recommend the container be a soft-sided case.
  • Your pet must always stay in its container.

Pet Health and Wellness Guidelines 

For international travel, a health certificate is required. Each country may have vaccination requirements beyond the requirements listed here. Consulates can provide more information regarding other diseases for which your pet must be vaccinated. For pet travel to the UAE, the basic set of vaccinations + rabies is required for dogs & cats. Here are a few details to remember regarding your pet’s health certificate. 

Your pet’s health certificate must be dated based on country of entry:

  • Within 30 days of entry into Puerto Rico
  • Within 10 days of entry into the U.S.
  • Within 15 days of entry in the Dominican Republic
  • Within 14 days of entry into Costa Rica
  • Within 5 days of entry into Mexico

Your pet’s health certificate must include immunization against rabies within 12 months for: adult pets 3 months of age or older for all destinations. Please note the immunization must be administered no more than one year and no less than 30 days prior to international travel. If a pet received a rabies booster less than thirty days before an international flight, proof of the prior rabies shot is required.

Additional requirements by country:

  • Mexico and the Dominican Republic require a statement on the health certificate that the pet is free from parasites and has been treated for parasite prevention.
  • The following vaccinations are recommended: hepatitis, PIP and leptospirosis.
  • Puerto Rico requires a sturdy collar and two identification tags. The tags should include both your permanent address and telephone number, along with an address and telephone number where you can be reached while traveling.
  • All dogs and cats being transported to and from Canada are required to have both a rabies vaccination and a health certificate. A certificate of health must be in English or French and completed by a licensed veterinarian. It should identify the animal, the dates of vaccination, the manufacturer and the expiration date of the rabies vaccine. Validity data must be displayed on the health certificate.




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