If you’re planning on flying anywhere with your pet, check out these lists of the best and worst airlines for traveling with animals, taken from data compiled by Comparethemarket.com, an insurance intermediary that handles car and home insurance.
Airlines have been having some issues with pet-friendliness lately, everything from dead dogs to poisonous spiders to animals being sent to the wrong country. Thanks to these issues, United has introduced an updated pet program, and Delta has straight out stopped refusing to allow pit bulls on planes, service dog or not. But most people traveling across the country or internationally that need to bring their pets need to fly with them.
In response to a growing need to know which airlines are the best for pet-toting travelers, Comparethemarket.com compiled data from international airlines on their pet policies—including whether they’re allowed on board at all, if they can ride in the cabin, and how much it costs to add a furry friend’s ticket.
According to People, which detailed Comparethemarket’s report, the top ten airlines to bring your furry friends along for the ride with are:
- Air France
- British Airways
- Thomas Cook
- Turkish Airlines
- Aegean Airlines
- Air Europa
And the worst five are:
- Balkan Holidays
Always remember to check the rules specific to the place you’re taking your pets. Every country has different guidelines and expectations, and you don’t want to arrive intact only to have your pet quarantined or worse, sent home. And always triple-check with the airline before bringing a fuzzy passenger on board.