Transporting animals in the aircraft

 

Lufthansa will transport animals either in the passenger cabin or in the aircraft’s cargo hold, depending on the animal’s weight and size.

If you are travelling with an animal, please find out before booking your flight about the import and export regulations for animals in your desired destination country as well as the animal welfare provisions which must be complied with. You will be able to obtain information from the relevant country’s consulate, for example.

 

Timely registration is necessary

To register animals on Lufthansa flights and for further information: call +49 (0)69 - 86 799 799 or contact the Lufthansa Airport Ticket team in person (when booking/no later than 24 hours before departure date).

 
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Transportation of animals

 

Small dogs and cats



A dog or cat may be transported in the cabin in your own carrier box (maximum dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm, watertight, bite proof). Maximum weight of animal + box: 8 kg.


Further information on transporting animals in the cabin

Larger animals in the cargo hold

Animals that cannot be transported inside the cabin will be transported by Lufthansa in appropriate, animal-friendly containers in an air-conditioned area of the cargo hold. You must provide your own container for your animal.*

Further information on transporting animals in the cargo hold


Breeds of fighting dog (dangerous dogs)


Special requirements (e.g. a special crate or container**) apply to the transportation of breeds of dog classified as fighting dogs. Further information is available from the Lufthansa Reservation Office.

Information and requirements for the
transportation of breeds of fighting dog


Assistance and Service dogs




Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other comparable service dogs are carried in the cabin free of charge on all Lufthansa flights. Such dogs must be registered in good time before the flight.

Accessible travel

 


Charges for transporting animals


Animals are not included in the free baggage allowance; the level of the charge is based on the size of the container or crate (excess baggage):

Within Germany
Within Europe and
third countries
Intercont

Per
cage

Per
cage

Per
cage

Small:
Animals in the cabin,
max. 8 kg

35 EUR,
50 USD/
CAD
50 EUR,
70 USD/
CAD
70 EUR,
100 USD/
CAD
Medium:
Animals in the cargo hold: container
Dimensions 1: 60 x 45 x 40 cm /
Dimensions 2: 80 x 55 x 55 cm
70 EUR,
100 USD/
CAD
100 EUR,
150 USD/
CAD
150 EUR,
200 USD/
CAD
Large:
Animals in the cargo hold: container
Dimensions 3: 100 x 65 x 70 cm /
Dimensions 4: 125 x 75 x 85 cm

150 EUR,
200 USD/
CAD
200 EUR,
300 USD/
CAD
300 EUR,
400 USD/
CAD
 

Unaccompanied animals

Unaccompanied animals can be checked in with Lufthansa Cargo. For more information about this, please call Lufthansa Cargo (in Germany: +49 - 1806 747 100**) or visit Lufthansa Cargo’s website.

 
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* If your animal is being transported in the cargo hold, it must be at the airport in plenty of time before departure. In Frankfurt passengers should be at the airport with their animals at least one hour before departure.

** €0.20 per call from a German landline; the cost of mobile phone calls may vary.

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