Travelling with pets

  • When you travel with LOT, you can travel with a pet such as a dog, cat or ferret as hand or checked baggage, once the following conditions have been met:
  • The animal to be carried must have an inoculations record and an up-to-date certificate from a vet confirming compliance with the regulations of the country of departure, the destination country and any transit airports.
PLEASE NOTE! We would advice you to familiarise yourself with the European Union regulations covering travelling with animals.

Animals in cargo hold

Animal containers in the cargo hold should comply with the requirements of IATA Live Animals Regulations and:        
  • have to be large enough in order to allow the animal to move freely and be able to stand, turn and lie down,
  • have to be clean, tight and securely closed and the bottom has to be lined with absorbent from inside,
  • have to be labelled with a relevant sticker and appropriate instructions,
  • have to be equipped with a water and feed container,
  • have to be ventilated on at least three sides,
  • cannot have any wheels attached (if they do, the wheels must be removed while check-in),
  • have to be made of fibreglass, metal, rigid plastics, weld metal mesh, solid wood or plywood.
  • NOTE! Containers cannot be made entirely of welded mesh or wire mesh. Such containers are not suitable for air transport.
  • Please, note that while check-in you may be refused to transport your animal if the container is too small or does not comply with IATA requirements.
  • During the whole journey animals must be transported in a container appropriate to their weight and size*.
  • Animals being transported in the cabin may not weigh more than 8 kg together with the container.

Acceptable container dimensions:

  • The B767:55/40/20 cm*
  • The B787:55/40/20 cm*
  • The B737:55/40/20 cm*
  • The ATR:45/30/20 cm*
  • The E70, E75 and E95: 45/30/20 cm*


  • Information regarding the accepted dimensions for animal containers intended for transport in the baggage hold is available from LOT Polish Airlines reservations and sales offices, or from our agents.
  • The container must be spacious enough to allow the animal to stand, turn around and lie down in a natural position.
  • If you intend to transport an animal, you must inform us of the fact no later than 48 hours before departure or while purchasing your ticket. The service carries a fee and payment can be made at either LOT Polish Airlines reservations and sales offices or to our agents.
  • The number of animals which can be transported simultaneously on one plane is limited.
  • The transport of other animals as hold cargo can be arranged with LOT CARGO (+48 22 606 7777).

Guide dogs and other service dogs

Guide dogs (seeing-eye/ hearing, assisting dogs) and emotional support dogs are accepted free of charge in the passenger cabin when accompanying a passenger with a disability. Weight and size limitation do not apply and the animal need not to be caged. The dog should be on a lead , but not wear a muzzle. However the person traveling with the guide dog or emotional support dog should have a muzzle with oneself.

Fees for transportation of animals
(PETC- pet in cabin , AVIH - animal in hold)

Please note gross weight given (animal with a bag or a conteiner).

Service Size/category Domestic flights Eure, Middle East USA, Canada, China
PETC up to 8 kg 50 PLN* 50 EUR 70 EUR/100CAD/100USD
AVIH  -  -
Medium pet up to 15kg 90 PLN* 100 EUR 150 EUR/200CAD/200USD
Large pet over 15 kg 170 PLN* 200 EUR 300 EUR/400CAD/400USD

*To the price of an excess baggage on domestic flights there is an extra charge 8% VAT.

Additional Payment at Polish Airports:
  • intercontinental flights - 70 PLN,
  • international flights - 65 PLN,
  • domestic flights - 47 PLN

PLEASE NOTE! Passengers travelling with a pet in the cabin (PETC) cannot be allocated in the first row of the service class.

Detailed information regarding conditions of carriage and fees is available from LOT Polish Airlines reservations and sales offices.