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Alitalia

Alitalia is the main carrier of Italy and a proud member of the SkyTeam alliance. Currently, they serve over 90 destinations in some 40 countries. Thanks to an ambitious renewal plan which began in March of 2009, they also pride themselves on having one of the youngest fleets of any major airline anywhere in the world today.

Alitalia currently allows pets to travel in-cabin or as checked baggage in the cargo hold of the aircraft. Alitalia Cargo's Variation® Live program also offers many options for animals travelling unaccompanied.

IN-CABIN CHECKED BAGGAGE
CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions
  • Length: 40cm (16 in)
  • Width: 20 cm (8 in)
  • Height: 24 cm (9 in)
Sizes will vary depending on the size of the animal.
CARRIER WEIGHT Maximum: 10 kg (22 lbs)
(pet, carrier, and food)
Over 10 kg and up to 75 kg (165 lbs)
CHARGES / FEES Currency is listed as follows:
EUR- from Europe Eastern Europe, Japan, China
CAD- from Canada
USD- from USA and the rest of the world
Italy: 20
Europe, Eastern Europe, North Africa: 75
Middle East: 200
Japan and China: 200
Canada, South America, Central Africa: 200
From the USA to the rest of the world: 260
From the rest of the world to the USA: 200
Italy: 20
Europe, Eastern Europe, North Africa: 75
Middle East: 200
Japan and China: 200
Canada, South America, Central Africa: 200
From the USA to the rest of the world: 260
From the rest of the world to the USA: 200

Restrictions

  • It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority for any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Alitalia will not transport animals to or from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Space for pet travel is limited. Travelers are encouraged to call the Reservations Department ahead of time.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

If you are not able to travel with your pet you should contact Alitalia Cargo Services. As part of the SkyTeam family, they feature the Variation® Live program which was designed specifically to serve the needs of animals travelling unaccompanied.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on interline flights or flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • Alitalia Customer Center (USA): 800-223-5730
  • Alitalia Reservations (Canada): 800-599-5380
  • Alitalia website: Click Here
 
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