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Aeroflot Pet Policy

It’s quite often, pet lovers, or pet owners who are traveling abroad, demand to make their pets also come along with them. However, many airlines don’t permit and some like Aeroflot Airlines give their passengers the chance to travel with pets. Thus, the Aeroflot pet policy is there for passengers traveling with pets and it is even much more flexible if you need to rebook your flight.

Aeroflot pet policy has many things to describe and many rules and restrictions which you have to follow if you want to carry or travel with your pet abroad. So here below we will be describing every possible detail of the policy which will help out when you have an idea to fly with the pet.

Under Aeroflot’s pet policy they have permitted cats, dogs, and birds can be kept in a container. But this airline also gives permission to guide a dog or service dog traveling in a cabin with its owner as a necessity with some documentation to do before that.

Animals that are been permitted to fly in Aeroflot aircraft are Polecats, ferrets, meerkats, fennec foxes, lorises, pygmy hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, marmosets, etc.

Whereas there are some breeds of animals that are not allowed to fly in Aeroflot Airlines in any case neither in the cabin or in the baggage department due to their physical appearance like

  • From dog breeds Bulldog (English, French, American), Pug, Pekingese, Shih Tzu, Boxer, Griffon (Belgian, Brussels), Boston Terrier, Bordeaux Mastiff, and Japanese Chin are not allowed.
  • If Rodent then guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas, chipmunks, squirrels, gerbils, dormice, marmots, ground squirrels, jerboas, etc.
  • If Reptiles then tortoises/turtles, iguanas, geckos, chameleons, snakes, lizards, frogs, etc.
  • If any Arthropods like insects, arachnids, crustaceans, etc., fish and fish seed, marine and river animals must be transported in water; 

Official requirements for Aeroflot pet policy

Before making your pet travel, you should be aware of the paper works for your pet to be done, so that you didn’t get interrupted on the day of the flight under the Aeroflot pet policy. So here are below the requirements to be fulfilled by the flight day:

  1. While traveling makes sure, you had undergone all the legal process from where you are traveling i.e. origin or destination, or any legal documents for the transit of your pet to other countries.
  2. Before flying, you should check all your pet’s vaccination, and by the day of the flight, they should not have any isolation period.
  3. You have to get a small note on the back of the pet passport written that your pet is absolutely fit and fine with all the health issues (confirming all the vaccinations and isolation period end details) and ready to fly. But this should be within 5 days of your flight not earlier than that.
  4. And In the end, keep a veterinary first aid kit with you if required, and also consult your pet’s veterinary doctor with all the safety measures taken when making your pet ready for a flight.

Besides this, you have to get into an agreement with Aeroflot airlines that the pet’s owner is fully responsible for any type of life risk. This agreement is done according to the law of the destination country, country of departure, and country of transit.

Aeroflot always makes their passenger aware of those who are traveling with their pets. Before planning to book with your pet, please do get notified of the requirements of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and also the essential information of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for traveling or transporting your pet to/from the USA.

If in case you get found with any such thing which is violating the legal requirements or information of the organizations, then airlines can cancel your pet flight. But if you had papers with the proper answerable specification by USA legislation for why you are doing this, then you are allowed.

Carriage pet information

The container or hold or carrier in which the pet is to be carried should be large enough according to the pet’s size so that they can stand, and can turn 360 degrees around to lie down in the most natural way they usually do.

As in cabin

Aeroflot Pet Policy in cabin

In-cabin, Aeroflot airlines give permission to only those animals/birds who will be weighted within 8 kg with a hold in total. And the dimensions of the container should be about 44х30х26 cm in length, width, and height. The pet box or carrier must be strong and rigid so that pet does not come out so easily and even soft enough so that they didn’t get hurt.

  1. While carrying a pet hold, you are permitted to carry only one such container in the cabin.
  2. Small pets of a similar type can be kept in one container but the weight should not exceed 8kg including the box weight. 
  3. Pet carrier passengers are not allowed to get their seats in the first row of the cabin of Economy class or Comfort class and even the window seats must not be allocated.
  4. You must be careful that you should not book your seat in the row of emergency exit or near the seats where your co-passengers are traveling with baby or children and even nearby the seats where other pet carrier passengers sitting except pets are familiar with each other or from the same family.
  5. Your pet carriage box must not create a hurdle in between the regular service of cabin staff.
  6. While the pet is traveling in the cabin, the owner should be aware of the fact that the pet should be clean, hygienic, and odorless.
  7. If you want to rebook your flight then the whole process of documentation is needed to do again. Hence it is subject to the matter of availability.

NOT ALLOWED: you can’t open the carriage or container of the pet in the cabin, or in the washroom, or in the entrance of the gate. Nor even to feed your pet in flight.

As a baggage hold

Aeroflot Pet Policy as baggage hold

Pet containers whose weight exceeds 8kg including the box but less than 50 kg in total then your pet will be transported as a baggage hold. Or even if your box/container in which your pet will be flying will exceed the estimated height, the width of the airlines, then also they will be flying in a baggage department of the Aeroflot airlines.

  1. The weight of the animal or bird must not be above 50 kg which even includes the weight of the baggage hold.
  2. You can have more than one pet baggage hold, though you have to pay for each of them.
  3. It is restricted that every hold must be having only one pet, i.e not more than one is allowed.

Aeroflot airline flights that are carrying animal holds in their baggage department make sure that they create a comfortable temperature for animals to stay comfortably without any suffering and suffocation.

Pet Carrier

If you want to travel with your pet in a cabin, then you must have to use a closed-type carrier either a container or a soft pet carrier.

If you use a hard container then the dimension (length × width × height) should not be exceeded by 44 cm × 30 cm × 26 cm. Whereas if you use the soft carrier for your pet to travel in the cabin, then its dimension should not exceed 126 cm in total.

In your pet carrier, your pet should be relaxed and in a comfortably moving position at 360 degrees, also the carrier must have enough space to stand the pet properly.

The carrier should have proper ventilation and a proper lock to prevent your pets from others.

The bottom surface of your pet carrier should be in solid form and moisture-proof, so it can control the liquid leakage in the passengers’ cabin. You should have covered with dry and soft bedding in order to maintain hygiene during the travel.

Pets check-in at the airport

Aeroflot Pet Policy for check-in

You don’t have to worry about where you have to check in if you are having a pet with you on the flight day. The check-in counter for other passengers and passengers with a pet is the same.

So on the day of your flight, Aeroflot suggests that you must come up a bit early before your departure time so that you get smooth check-in. And even to make your pet comfortable with the airport environment and make your pet get active and treated for the flight.

Things pet owners must present at check-in

So here is the list you have to present in the check-in line if you are with your pet.

  1. You have to show them the veterinarian report of your pet with all the vaccination done and the isolation period over. Moreover, a certificate from the doctor that yes, your pet is performing well with their health and ready to fly, which must be at least 5 days before your flight. Earlier certificated may not be accepted.
  2. You have to place legislation documents regarding the approval of your pet transported from the origin country, or destination if the case is required.
  3. If you are placing your pet as a guide pet (usually a dog) which is having free charges for carriage, then you have to submit the certification of disability you are having and even the certification of your dog to be well trained.
  4. Even for an emotional support dog, you have to place a certificate or document with the doctor saying that you are dependent on the dog emotionally.
  5. If you are from Federal Executive Authority Canine Service and carrying a service dog, then you must represent your dog’s special certificate confirming that they are specially trained for being the service dog and even your certificate that says that you are the original employee of Federal Executive Authority Canine Service with permission of holding service dog with you.

You can check out Aeroflot’s official site for the rules and regulations regarding service dogs and emotional support dogs on flights to/from the USA.

IMPORTANT: According to Aeroflot pet policy, passengers traveling with assistance dogs or guide dogs, i.e pets without a box or container are allowed to board the flight at first before every other co-passengers will board the flight

Things that may lead to canceling a pet’s check-in

You should be making up your mind if in case these happen, Airlines can refuse your pet to travel on a flight.

  1. If you didn’t get confirmation or agreement done in advance, then the carriage of the pet is canceled.
  2. Pet, whose breed is other than the for which affiliation is done by the passengers, i.e different from the mentioned breed.
  3. Pet owners who come for a flight is not having any such veterinary documents or certification, which is must require at the time of the pet’s check-in.
  4. Or sometimes of the year if any breed of the pet has been banned or had a restriction to export or import of that particular bird or animal, then the airline can cancel them unless you have written approval from the country’s legislation.
  5. If your payment for animal carriage is not done properly with due tax, even at the time of departure, then your pet ticket will be canceled.
  6. If your aircraft in which you will about to fly don’t have proper ventilation or appropriate temperature control for your pet in the baggage department of the aircraft, then also airline refuses to take your pet to fly.

If your pet has a threat to health or affects the safety measures of other passengers

  • If you should have the confirmed veterinary document for being the good health of your pet.
  • If the pet container or cage or box in which pet is to be carried is not up to the limits or measures of airlines.
  • If at the time of flight in-cabin your pet doesn’t have a collar, muzzle or leash or owner of the pet fails to handle their pet behavior or pets are not doing according to the orders of the owner and showing an aggressive behavior that may affect other co-passengers then also airlines can refuse to have a flight with such pets.

Additional to the Aeroflot pet policy

While you are traveling with a pet, Aeroflot will make it clear to you that if in any case, your pet gets injured or harmed or lost or any death, then the airline is not answerable for that. You can’t claim any blame for them.

The airline makes sure that they get an agreement of the passenger approving passengers that any mishappening of the pet, will be responsible for that. Taking sensitive care of animals doesn’t come under the work of the airline’s staff.

If you have any queries or questions regarding the Aeroflot per policy then you may contact the Aeroflot Airlines Customer Support Team to get your solution. And get yourself ready with all the updates and documents when you will be presenting at the check-in counter on the day of the flight. You may even contact us, Treknova on a toll-free number +1-800-831-1547 for help.

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