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Traveling with Animals

First Air will accept your live animal on your flight for transport in the cabin or in the baggage compartment. Arrangements must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to departure by contacting First Air Reservations at 1-800-267-1247. For all Summit operated flights, they are very restricted to having pets in the Cargo hold. They are limited to taking only 1 medium dog 35lbs, height of kennel cannot exceed 26″ high. The number of animals accepted is limited per flight and may require the modification of your reservation to allow us to accommodate your pet.  The following conditions must be followed:

  • Dimensions of the kennel and weight of your pet must be given at the time of reservation.
  • Containers must be leak-proof and must provide adequate ventilation for the animal. Metal wire cages will not be accepted for carriage. Containers must be large enough for your pet to stand, to turn around completely and to lie down, and are limited to one animal per container.
  • Live animals will not be transferred onto another airline and arrangements must be made with the other carrier.
  • First Air will not be responsible in the event of loss, delay, injury, sickness or death of any pet or animal accepted for transportation.

Pets in the Cabin

Your pet can travel with you in the cabin on most First Air flights provided it meets the following size criteria. Your pet must travel in its carrier under the seat in front of you.

Maximum Cage Size (L x W x H) Maximum Weight Weight charge plus applicable taxes Maximum all inclusive charge
737 Aircraft:
19 x 16 x 9 inches or
48 x 40 x 22 centimetres
1 – 20 lbs. $50.00 $57.49
ATR Aircraft:
18 x 8 x 9 inches or
46 x 20 x 22 centimetres
1 – 20 lbs. $50.00 $57.49

Pets in the Baggage Compartment

Maximum Cage Size (L x W x H) Maximum Weight Weight charge plus applicable taxes Maximum all inclusive charge
21 x 16 x 15 inches or
53 x 40 x 38 centimetres
1 – 20 lbs. $100.00 $114.98
36 x 22.5 x 24 inches or
91 x 57 x 61 centimetres
21 – 70 lbs. $100.00 $114.98
39 x 26 x 30 inches or
99 x 66 x 76 centimetres
71 – 100 lbs. $135.00 $155.22
Extra Large:
48 x 32 x 35 inches or
121 x 81 x 88 centimetres
Over 100 lbs. $225.00 $258.69

Some extra large kennels will not be accepted due to aircraft size, type and availability.