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AirTran Airways

AirTran is a very popular low-cost airway which is owned by Southwest Airlines. They fly to and from several major cities within the United States, as well as a number of locations in Mexico and the Caribbean.

AirTran will accept small dogs and cats for travel in the cabin of the aircraft only, and will accept a maximum of six pets per flight. If you will be travelling with your animal companion, you must contact the Reservations line in advance to ensure that there will be space on the flight for your furry friend.

AirTran reminds travelers that a pet carrier will count as either a carry-on bag or a personal item.

CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions
  • Length: 43 cm (17 in)
  • Width: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Height: 22 cm (8.5 in)
AirTran will not accept pets as checked baggage.
CARRIER WEIGHT Please contact service agent for details N/A
one-way (non-refundable)


  • AirTran will not allow pet travel on international flights.
  • Pets may not be allowed on flights that include a Southwest Airlines transfer. Please contact a service agent to confirm.
  • AirTran accepts small dogs and cats for in-cabin transport only. They do not allow pets to travel as checked baggage and they do not currently have an option for cargo transport.
  • In-cabin pet travel is limited. Passengers travelling with pets are encouraged to call ahead.
  • For international flights, it is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authorities of any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements. Travelers are advised to familiarize themselves with any regional laws that may apply.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

AirTran and its parent company, Southwest Airlines, do not allow pets to be transported as checked baggage or as cargo. If your pet will be travelling unaccompanied (or if your pet does not meet the requirements for in-cabin travel) you will likely need to make arrangements with another airline.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be allowed on flights which include a transfer to a flight on Southwest Airlines. Please contact an AirTran agent for details. For flights on any other airline, it is strongly advised that you consult the airline you will be flying with directly to find out about their specific pet policies.

Contact Information

  • AirTran Airways reservations center: 1-800-AIR-TRAN (1-800-247-8726)
  • AirTran inquiries (international): 678-254-7999
  • AirTran Airways' website: Click Here
Please note: AirTran is wholly-owned by Southwest Airlines and is currently operating as a separate (but co-operative) carrier. Southwest Airlines is currently in the process of integrating AirTran into its brand. The integration is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
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