Seaborne assumes no liability for the health or well-being of carry-on pets or pets in cargo.

Kennel guidelines for carry-on pets ( Saab 340B only)

These rules are enforced:

  • Pets must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in their kennel
  • Non-collapsible kennels can’t exceed 19 in x 13 in x 9 in
  • Soft-sided collapsible kennels can be larger but still need to fit under the seat, have to be secure, padded, made of water-repellent material and have nylon mesh ventilation on 2 or more sides

Kennel guidelines for cargo pets

  • To transport your pet as checked baggage, you must use an approved shipping kennel, and it must ship in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines
  • The kennel must provide enough room for your pet to stand and sit erect — without the head touching the top of the container — and to turn around and lie down in a natural position
  • Approved kennels are available for sale at pet supply stores
  • All kennels must be capable of loading upright in the aircraft bin as required by the Animal Welfare Act and the International Air Transport Association Live Animal Regulations

In addition, USDA rules state that the kennel must:

  • Be constructed of rigid plastic, wood, metal or material of comparable strength with solid roofs; no cardboard kennels
  • Have wheels that can be removed or made inoperable (applicable to wheeled kennels only)
  • Have ventilation openings on 3 sides, in addition to the door opening
  • Have functional handles on the kennel’s exterior to prevent tilting and any direct contact with the animals
  • Close securely, but not lock, to allow personnel to open it in case of emergency
  • Display labels with the words “Live Animal” in 1-inch letters on the crate’s top and on at least 1 side
  • Display upright arrow labels indicating kennel’s correct position
  • Contain bedding, shredded paper or towels to absorb “accidents”
  • Contain 2 dishes (1 for food and 1 for water) attached to the inside of the kennel door — they must be easily accessible to Seaborne agents without opening the kennel door
  • Display feeding instructions and food, if applicable — these instructions should be affixed to the top of the kennel, along with shipper and consignee information