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PET TRAVEL INFORMATION & LINKS
Note: PCS passengers can book their dogs and cats on AMC Patriot Express flights. Movement expenses must be paid by the owner. There has recently been an increase for in-cabin pet spaces on certain flights. This has taken effect until 30 Sept 2021.
For more information about pet reservations, contact your local transportation office.
GSA-Commercial Airline Pet Info
American Airlines - Pets
United Airlines - Pets
Delta Air Lines - Pets
Southwest Airlines - Pets
Alaska Airlines - Pets
JetBlue Airways - Pets
Hawaiian Airlines - Pets
Silver Airways - Pets
Code-Share Carrier - Pet Info
Air France - Pet Info
Alitalia - Pet Info
ANA - Pet Info
British Airways - Pet Info
Cathy Pacific - Pet Info
Emirates - Pet Info
Iberia - Pet Info
JAL - Pet Info
KLM - Pet Info
Korean Air - Pet Info
Lufthansa - Pet Info
Qatar Airways - Pet Info
Pet Air Travel Search
DoD Pet Transportation Guidelines
Pet movement is limited to passengers in PCS status only.
Pet space is very limited on AMC PE flights.
Pet spaces are booked on a first come, first served basis.
To book pet spaces, contact your local TMO/ITO as early as possible.
Orders not required at time of booking
Reservation limits: Two pets per family
Pets must be accompanied by their owner and transported at owner’s expense.
Note: Eligible travelers may work directly with their TMO/ITO office to book pet reservations. AMC does not have the authority to provide an
Exception to Policy
Air Transportation Eligibility
An ETP request must be submitted through the traveler's service headquarters and receive final approval from OUSD. Additional information is available on
Check-in time for AMC flights at Baltimore/Washington International Airport is no later than 2 hours and 20 minutes prior to flight departure.
Check-in time for AMC flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is no later than 3 hours and 20 minutes prior to flight departure.
Contact your local transportation office or AMC Passenger Terminal for more information.
Note: Passengers on PE missions may check in up to 6 hours prior to departure; but, due to limited pet storage space, you must retain custody of your pet until 45 minutes prior to boarding unless there is a suitable holding area available. All pets must remain in their kennel or shipping container while in public or terminal areas.
Pets, service animals and ESA's.
Contact your local transportation office for specific immigration requirements to include quarantine and detention for the country to which you are shipping your pet. Additional information can be found in the
OCONUS Country Instructions
under paragraph "
" for each country. The transportation of service animals and ESAs is subject to country quarantine procedures. When it is necessary to detain a service animal or ESA pending a determination of admissibility, the traveler will provide detention facilities that are satisfactory to the quarantine officer. The passenger will bear the expense of such detention, including necessary examinations, vaccinations, and other expenses incurred.
Note: If you have a commercial airline flight prior to or following your AMC Patriot Express flight, contact that airline to determine if additional documentation or charges are required to transport your pet.
KENNEL SIZE & WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Pet Travel Fees
Be prepared to pay associated fees.
Fees are charged on a per-kennel basis depending on the combined weight (pet+kennel).
- The combined weight of ≤70 lbs will be charged $125 (one piece of excess baggage).
combined weight of 71-140 lbs will be charged $250 (two pieces of excess baggage).
combined weight of 141-150 lbs will be charged $375 (three pieces of excess baggage).
Fees may change. Check with your TMO/ITO for current fees.
Pet+kennel weighing >150 lbs will not be accepted for shipment.
Transportation of a service animal in the cabin or cargo hold is authorized without charge when accompanying a passenger who is disabled. DoD personnel will make every effort to ensure individuals with disabilities are not separated from their service animal. An animal's weight and size, as well as USDA and foreign country restrictions, may limit the transportation of a service animal.
Emotional Support Animals
Transportation of an ESA is authorized without charge; however, p
assengers must provide proper documentation in order to travel with an emotional support or psychiatric service animal.
Documentation may be no older than one year from the date of the passenger’s initial scheduled flight and must be on the letterhead of a licensed mental health professional. It must state:
1. The passenger has a mental or emotional disability recognized in the American Psychiatric Association’s “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.”
2. The passenger needs the emotional support or psychiatric service animal as an accommodation for air travel or for activity at the passenger’s destination.
3. The individual providing the assessment is a licensed mental health professional and the passenger is under his or her professional care.
4. The date, type and state or jurisdiction in which the mental health professional’s license was issued.
- Service animals and ESAs must sit on the customers lap, or at their feet without protruding into the aisle or encroaching on other passengers.
Proper sanitation is the responsibility of the traveler and must be maintained at all times. Passenger service personnel and aircrew members are not required to provide care or food for a service/emotional support animal or provide a special location for the animal’s hygienic needs.
Animals may be removed from the premises if the handler cannot control the animal or the animal poses a threat to the health or safety of other passengers or passenger service personnel.
SNUB NOSED ANIMALS
All pets are susceptible to the risk of heat stroke, respiratory problems and the possibility of death during travel. The risk is increased for snub- or pug-nosed pets.
For health and safety concerns, it is recommend that pet owners discuss their pet’s susceptibility to complications with their veterinarian prior to air transport and ensure your pets kennel has adequate ventilation.
Pet owners must provide a separate food and water supply source that can be fixed inside the container or attached to it and have food/water available to replenish for your pets needs.
More helpful information
Documentation. Pet owners are responsible for obtaining all required documentation.
Pet and Kennel.
- Ensure your kennel has adequate ventilation and your pet is free of respiratory problems.
- Allow your pet to get accustomed to the kennel before departure so he/she will be more comfortable in his/her temporary home during flight. Animals travel under less stress when they become accustomed to their shipping container before they travel. Use their kennel as a bed or feed your pet in the kennel for several days before your trip. A familiar article of clothing or toy in the kennel may help placate your pet.
- Mark the kennel with your pet’s name, your name, destination or unit address, and phone number (if available). An ID tag for your pet is also recommended.
Leash. You should exercise your pet before arriving at the terminal. Carry a leash with you so you can walk your pet before you check-in and after arrival at your destination.
Tranquilizers. The American Veterinary Medical Association does not advise sedation since effects of tranquilizers on animals at high altitudes are unpredictable. If you plan to sedate your pet, you must have written consent from the pet’s veterinarian.
Pet Health. Have your pet evaluated by your personal veterinarian to be sure he/she is fit for air travel. Some species have difficulty breathing even under normal conditions. Female pets that are in heat will not be shipped due to possible distress to other pets and/or may result in injury. We cannot accept females with suckling young or un-weaned animals. Weaned puppies younger than 8 weeks old will not be accepted for air shipment due to the possibility of dehydration. You should also feed your pet a very light meal and provide water before turning him/her in for shipment/travel.
Pet Stress. Keep strangers, especially children, at a safe distance if your pet seems to be nervous. Even the most gentle pet can be provoked into growling or snapping.
Pet travel brochure
DSN Fax: 312-568-8823
BWI animal relief areas
Phone: (253) 982-3504
Flight Recording: 253-982-0555, DSN: 312-382-0555
DSN Fax: 312-382-3243
Port of Seattle pet/service animal info
QUESTIONS & COMMENTS
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PAX Terminal SM Sites
AMC CONUS SM Sites
Baltimore-Washington IAP, Maryland
Dover AFB, Delaware
Fairchild AFB, Washington
Jacksonville NAS, Florida
JB Andrews, Maryland
JB Charleston, South Carolina
JB Lewis-McChord, Washington
(Issues w/JBLM page, call 253-982-7259)
JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
MacDill AFB, Florida
McConnell AFB, Kansas
NS Norfolk, Virginia
Pope Field, North Carolina
Scott AFB, Illinois
Seattle-Tacoma IAP, Washington
Travis AFB, California
AMC OCONUS SM Sites
Al Udeid AB, Qatar
Andersen AB, Guam
Aviano AB, Italy
Eielson AFB, Alaska
Incirlik AB, Turkey
JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
Lajes AB, Azores, Portugal
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
Misawa AB, Japan
NAS Sigonella, Italy
NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
NS Rota, Spain
NSA Bahrain, Bahrain
NSA Naples, Italy
NSA Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
NSF Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean
Osan AB, Rep of Korea
RAAF Base Richmond, Australia
RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Ramstein AB, Germany
Spangdahlem AB, Germany
Yokota AB, Japan
OTHER MAJCOM SM Sites
Altus AFB (AETC), Oklahoma
Barksdale AFB (AFGSC)
Beale AFB (ACC), California
Cannon AFB (AFSOC), New Mexico
Dyess AFB, (AFGSC), Texas
Eglin AFB (AFMC), Florida
Hill AFB (AFMC), Utah
Holloman AFB (ACC), New Mexico
Hurlburt Field (AFSOC), Florida
JB San Antonio (AETC), Texas
Maxwell AFB (AETC), Alabama
MCAS Futenma (USMC), Okinawa, Japan
NAF Atsugi Air Terminal (USN), Japan
NAF North Island (USN), California
NAS Fort Worth JRB (USN), Texas
NAS Whidbey Island (USN), Washington
Nellis AFB (ACC), Nevada
Niagra Falls ARS (AFRC), New York
Patrick AFB (AFSPC), Florida
Peterson AFB (AFSPC), Colorado
Robins AFB (AFMC), Georgia
Seymour-Johnson AFB (ACC), North Carolina
Tinker AFB (AFMC), Oklahoma
Whiteman AFB (AFGSC), Missouri
ANG SM Sites
101 ARW (ANG), Maine
103 AW (ANG), Connecticut
127 Wing (ANG), Selfridge ANGB, Michigan
133 AW (ANG), St Paul, Minnesota
137 ARW (ANG), Will Rogers Wld Apt, Oklahoma
145 AW (ANG), Charlotte, North Carolina
146 AW (ANG), Port Hueneme, California
153 AW (ANG), Cheyenne, Wyoming
155 ARW Nebraska (ANG), Lincoln, Nebraska
157 ARW Pease ANGB (ANG), New Hampshire
161 ARW (ANG), Arizona
164 AW (ANG), Memphis, Tennessee
189 ARW (ANG), Sioux City, Iowa
190 ARW (ANG), Forbes Field, Kansas