Porter is pleased to provide the benefit of allowing your small pet travel with you in the aircraft cabin. Pet travel is restricted to house cats and small dogs that can comfortably manoeuver inside an approved carrier during flight. For operational and comfort reasons, Porter limits the number of pet carriers allowed in the cabin to two at any one time.
Please contact the Call Centre to confirm reservation availability for your pet on your desired flight prior to booking your own ticket. Reservations for pet travel are required at least 12 hours before departure. We recommend reserving as far in advance as possible to ensure availability.
Please note that aggressive or distressed pets may be denied transport at Porter’s discretion.
The cost for transporting your pet in the cabin is $50 CAD/USD per direction. Standard fare class change and cancellation rules apply.
No pets are permitted in the baggage compartment of any Porter flight.
A maximum of one carrier per passenger is allowed, and only one pet is permitted in a carrier.
Pets must travel with an adult, fare-paying passenger. Unaccompanied minors may not travel with a pet.
Passengers travelling with infants may not also travel with pets.
In order to make sure the carrier fits under the seat, you must make certain your pet and carrier fit the following criteria:
- Hard-sided: Height 23 cm; width 40 cm; Length 55 cm;
(9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in)
- Soft-sided: Height 27 cm; width 40 cm; Length 55 cm;
(10.5 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in)
Flights with other airlines
Passengers who purchase tickets for connecting travel on a flight with another airline may be subject to the pet travel policy and other rules of that airline and should make themselves aware of those rules.
If you are taking your pet out of the country or bringing your pet into Canada, you are responsible for meeting all customs and/or regulatory entrance/exit requirements. Pets in poor health may be denied entry into the United States. Most pets travelling to the United States require a health certificate from their veterinarian as well as proof of a rabies vaccination in the past 12 months.
You should arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your flight with a pet. Your pet may require additional screening prior to proceeding to passenger screening.
Please note that some airports may require that pets remain in their carriers at all times. In addition, there are sometimes extenuating circumstances causing extensive flight delays, placing additional stress on the pet.
Pets in Porter Lounges
Pets are allowed in Porter Lounges only under the following conditions: