LATAM Airlines has a pet policy for 2023 that offers different ways to travel with dogs or cats in the cabin or hold. The cost of flying with your pet will depend on where you’re going, how you’re getting there, and how big your pet is. You can bring your pet in the cabin, as checked baggage, or in the cargo hold, and each option will have a different price. LATAM Airlines has some rules for pet travel. They don’t allow cats and dogs on certain flights or to some international destinations. Your pet needs to be at least 16 weeks old and fully weaned at least five days before traveling. If you’re over twelve years old and traveling with a pet, you can bring them with you.
However, if you’re an unaccompanied minor, you can’t bring your pet. LATAM Airlines has a policy regarding dogs that don’t allow certain breeds to travel in the cabin or hold. However, these breeds may be transported by LATAM Airlines Cargo. LATAM only allows professionally trained Assistance & Service Animals to fly in the cabin for free. You can read reviews from other pet owners who have traveled with LATAM Airlines to learn about their pet policy and how it works in real life. Don’t forget to leave a review if you travel with your cat or dog on LATAM Airlines, whether in the cabin or on hold. Keep reading to learn about the complete policy for cats and dogs on LATAM Airlines in 2023.
Cats and dogs are the only pets that can fly in the cabin with LATAM Airlines. In their airplane pet travel carrier, cats and dogs that are traveling in the passenger section can’t weigh more than 7 kg (15 lbs).
LATAM Airlines’ Cat and Dog Policy for 2023 say that each person can bring one pet carrier into the plane.
In their pet travel policy, LATAM Airlines says that the trip bag or kennel must meet certain requirements. The largest size of the case for a cat or dog could be:
The pet travel bag or kennel will be stored under the seat in front of you. For safety reasons, you can’t take your cat or dog out of the bag or kennel during the trip. Baggage is important material during flight so you must be aware with Latam Airlines Baggage Policy.
All pets that fly in the LATAM Airlines cabin pay the same fee. Note that the fee is per pet travel case, not per pet and that if your trip has connecting flights, the fee is per part of the trip.
|Route||Price per flight|
|Within Brazil||BR$ 200|
|Within Chile (except Easter Island)||CLP 50.000|
|Within Columbia||COP 60.000|
|Within Ecuador||USD 45|
|Within Peru||USD 45|
|Regional Flights*||USD 200|
|Long Haul Flights**||USD 250|
If your cat or dog weighs between 7 kg and 45 kg, they have to travel in the hold as checked baggage according to the 2023 pet travel policy of LATAM Airlines. You can bring your pets in their kennel as checked baggage on a flight if they weigh up to 45 kg. You can bring up to 32 kg of luggage for flights to, from, or connecting in Europe and Argentina.
If you have more than one connecting flight, LATAM Airlines may not allow cats and dogs to travel in the aircraft hold.
You can bring two pets with you in the hold when you travel as a passenger.
To fly with your pet in the hold with LATAM Airlines, the cost will depend on the weight of your pet and the travel kennel.
|Route||Up to 23 kg||24-32 kg||33-45 kg|
|Within Brazil||BR$ 500||BR$ 700||BR$ 900|
|Within Chile (except Easter Island)||CLP 40.000||CLP 55.000||CLP 70.000|
|Within Columbia||COP 170.000||COP 200.000||COP 250.000|
|Within Ecuador||USD 50||USD 65||USD 80|
|Within Peru||USD 60||USD 80||USD 100|
|Regional Flights*||USD 125||USD 200||USD 275|
|Long Haul Flights**||USD 150||USD 225||USD 300|
Flights that travel between countries in South America and between South America and Central America. This also includes these routes: Punta Cana to Miami, Madrid to Frankfurt, and Santiago to Easter Island.
Flights travel long distances between South America and other continents such as Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.
Sometimes, your pet might need to fly in the cargo area instead of being checked as baggage. If you are on a different flight than your pet or traveling to a country that doesn’t allow pets in the cabin, this applies. In the UK, all animals such as cats and dogs must be transported as cargo. They are not allowed to be brought into the passenger cabin or as checked baggage in the hold. LATAM Airlines only allows cats and dogs to be transported as cargo for flights to the UK, as per the regulations of the UK Department for Agriculture, Environment, Forestry, and Agriculture.
If your dog and their travel kennel weigh more than 45 kg, they will need to travel as cargo with LATAM Airlines. If you’re traveling to, from, or through Europe or Argentina with your dog, keep in mind that the maximum weight allowed is 32 kg. If your dog weighs more than that, you’ll need to use LATAM Cargo for their flight.
If you have a pet that is not a cat or a dog, you will need to book a cargo flight with LATAM Airlines for them.
Flying with a pet as cargo is more costly than having them in the cabin or as checked baggage, which is true for all airlines that allow pets.
The LATAM cancellation policy helps you understand how to cancel your bookings. The procedures also allow for revoking tickets on the same day. This policy can be used for many reasons. If you understand its terms, it’s easier to use for canceling, refunding, and getting reimbursed.
Some animals with short noses (like French Bulldogs, Pugs, and Persian Cats) may have difficulty breathing during flights because of the heat and stress. To keep snub-nosed (brachycephalic) animals safe, they cannot be transported in the hold. These pets can only fly with LATAM Airlines in the cabin. They cannot travel as checked baggage or cargo.
If you’re traveling with a snub-nosed pet in the cabin, keep in mind that you usually have to increase the size of your IATA-compliant pet carrier by 10%. LATAM Airlines requires that snub-nosed cats and dogs must travel in a pet carrier that is one size bigger than what a non-snub-nosed pet would need.
LATAM Airlines allows only certain cat and dog breeds to be transported in the passenger cabin of their aircraft.
Affenpinscher, American Bully, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer (All breeds), Brussels Griffon, Bulldog (All breeds), Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Dogue De Bordeaux, English Toy Spaniel (King Charles Spaniel), Japanese Spaniel (Chin), Lhasa Aps
American Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian
LATAM Airlines does not allow certain breeds of dogs classified as potentially dangerous to fly in the cabin or as checked baggage in the hold.
Akita Inuit, American Bulldog, Brazilian Fila, Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Doberman, Japanese Tosa, Karabash, Rottweiler
You can contact LATAM Airlines Cargo to see if they allow your dog to travel as freight in the hold.
Some dog breeds are considered brachycephalic and may be dangerous. As a result, they may not be allowed to fly as cargo:
LATAM Airlines is an airline based in Chile that allows pets to travel with their owners. If you want to take your cat or dog on a flight to the EU, they need to meet the criteria of the EU Pet Travel Scheme. To take your cat or dog with you, you must get a Pet Passport or Animal Health Certificate. Also, make sure your pet is microchipped and vaccinated against Rabies.
Some countries have rules about flying with pets in the cabin, so you may not be able to bring your cat or dog with you. Some pet-friendly places that don’t have rabies have these rules to keep their borders safe.
LATAM Airlines does not permit pets on these flights.
LATAM Airlines permits cats and dogs to travel in the cabin. But there are limits on how much weight the pet can be, and it needs to be in a suitable carrier.
If your pet weighs between 7 kg and 45 kg, it needs to travel in the cargo hold as checked baggage. This option has various fees.
LATAM Airlines bans certain breeds that are classified as potentially dangerous from flying in the cabin or hold.