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BA are the major players in the IAG Cargo group of airlines. There are many routes from the UK that are only served directly by BA, such as Bermuda from Gatwick or Nassau from Heathrow, so this can make the choice of airline easy.

The Gatwick animal reception centre is a brilliant facility where pets are only ever handled by ‘animal people’ and luckily BA use this for all pet shipments. At Heathrow, the pets are delivered directly to the BA Cargo facility where they are held in their own animal room in the cargo warehouse before being taken directly to the aircraft by British Airways staff.

British airways will not carry Bulldogs of any type, Pugs or Pekingese, but do carry most other breeds. Bullmastiffs, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Shih Tzus and other breeds with flatter faces must travel in a kennel 10% larger than would be normal for their size to increase ventilation. They will carry cats like Persians, Himalayans and Exotics using these bigger crate rulings. Fetchapet travel crates are generous anyway, so these restrictions don’t really affect us.

BA will only tranship onto an onwards flight in certain Caribbean destinations, so we only normally use them for direct flights.

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British Airways Pet Transport FAQs

Is British Airways pet friendly?

Yes. British Airways are one of the most popular pet friendly airlines in the UK. BA will ship most breeds of cats and dogs, apart from bulldogs of any type, pugs or pekingese. To find out if your pet can be shipped with BA call 01206 330332 now for free advice.

Does British Airways allow emotional support animals?

No. British Airways does not allow emotional support animals in the passenger cabin. Emotional support animals are only allowed to be transported as cargo on British Airways flights.

Does British Airways allow pets in cabin?

No. British Airways does not allow pets in the cabin. Pets are only allowed to be transported as cargo on BA flights.

What is the cost of flying a dog with British Airways?

The price of flying a dog with British Airways is determined by the size of the dog and destination you're shipping to. Because of this, prices range between £800 - £3500. To find out exactly how much it would cost to transport your dog with British Airways fill out our online quotation form by clicking here.

What is the cost of flying a cat with British Airways?

The cost of flying a cat with British Airways ranges between £850 - £1185, depending on the location you're shipping the cat to and the size of your cat. To find out exactly how much it would cost to ship your cat with British Airways, enter the details of your cat into our online quotation form. Click here to get a quote.

Can pets travel on the same flight as me with British Airways?

Yes, pets can usually be flown in the same aeroplane as you when you use British Airways. We advise you book a flight for your pet before booking your own, as it's easier and cheaper to make changes to your pets booking than it is yours. And when you use Fetchapet, we allow you to reschedule your pets flight for free, and only charge a small administration fee for multiple changes.

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Cat Export With BA

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