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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all dogs entering the United States to be immunized against rabies.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all dogs entering the United States to be immunized against rabies. Proof of vaccination is required before air travel begins. Generally, there are no restrictions on bringing domestic cats into the U.S. There are no vaccination requirements for cats, although cats arriving in Hawaii or Guam are subject to that state/territory's quarantine requirements. While a rabies certificate is not required for entry into the U.S., domestic cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined by a U.S. Customs inspector. Rabies vaccination is required for all dogs entering the United States from a country where rabies is present. Dogs that have never been vaccinated against rabies must be vaccinated at least (30) days prior to arrival. Adult dogs older than (15) months of age that have previously received a rabies vaccination given no earlier than (3) months of age and that has since expired may be imported immediately following booster vaccination, without the need to wait for (30) days. Dogs must be accompanied by a current, valid rabies vaccination certificate that includes the following information: Name and address of owner, Breed, sex, age, color, markings, and other identifying information for the dog, Date of rabies vaccination and vaccine product information, Date the vaccination expires, Name, license number, address, and signature of veterinarian who administered the vaccination. These requirements apply to all dogs, including service animals. Puppies must not be vaccinated against rabies before (3 months of age, so the youngest that a puppy can be imported into the United States is (4) months of age. The dog must be accompanied by a certificate signed by a full-time salaried veterinary official of the region of origin stating that the dog has been inspected for screwworm within (5) days before shipment to the United States. The certificate must state that the dog is free from screwworm.

Virgin America

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats and dogs in the Main Cabin only for a fee of ($100 one way). Kennel dimensions cannot be more than (18 inches long x 15 inches wide x 8 inches high). Carry-on pets count towards a guest’s carry-on baggage allowance. One pet carrier for each purchased seat, and one pet per carrier. The total weight of the animal and kennel cannot be more than (20 pounds). The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Virgin America does not accept pets as checked baggage. All pets must be eight (8) weeks old and weaned. When traveling with a pet you cannot check in online. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Virgin America can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Virgin America requires all pets must have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian, within (15) days of departure from the originating city. The certificate must include proof of rabies and distemper vaccination. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days at the owner's expense.

Pets may qualify for direct release at Kona International Airport at Keahole (Big Island), Kahului Airport (Maui) and Lihue Airport (Kauai) by obtaining a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit 30 days or more before arriving. For further information visit http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program and for a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit $145) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted.

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

Emotional support service animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation. Service animals are allowed to accompany qualified individuals with a disability in any seat, and if a service animal meets this criteria, there is no charge to the passenger. Service animals are not required to be in a carrier. The only service animal permitted into Hawaii is a service dog with appropriate health documentation.

Check with the airline for requirements, restrictions, and other fees that may apply to your travel destination or itinerary. Contact the airline directly for information about traveling with your pet or service animal by calling (1-877-359-8474). Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Hawaiian Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, small dogs, rabbits, and birds in the Cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($60 Neighbor Islands), ($225 to/from North America), ($225 International one way); Cabin pets are permitted only on inter-island flights and flights leaving the State of Hawaii, (Exceptions are made for service animals only). To transport your cat or dog, (an original Neighbor Island Inspection Permit issued in the traveler's name) must be presented to an agent at check-in. Without it, Hawaiian Airlines may deny transport of your animal. Hawaiian Airlines will not accept animals in the passenger compartment of the aircraft for flights into the State of Hawaii. Pets are accepted as checked baggage for a fee of ($60 Neighbor Islands), ($225 International one way). For Cargo: $225-$1108, ($60-$167 Neighbor Islands) requirements and restrictions apply. Hawaiian Airlines will not accept snub-nosed dogs and cats as checked baggage. Animals will not be accepted for travel to/from Sydney, Australia. Live animals will not be accepted for travel to/from New York City (JFK) both in the passenger compartment and as checked baggage, except for qualified comfort/service animals. Pets will not be accepted as baggage: on any flight where the local temperature at the origin, destination or connection airport exceeds 85°F (29°C), or falls below 45°F (7°C) Flights to/from: Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), San Jose (SJC), Sacramento (SMF) during our Pet Embargo Period: Apr 15th - Oct 15th, and on flights to/from New York (JFK). Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days at the owner's expense.

Pets may qualify for direct release at Kona International Airport at Keahole (Big Island), Kahului Airport (Maui) and Lihue Airport (Kauai) by obtaining a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit 30 days or more before arriving. For further information visit http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program and for a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit $145) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted.

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

Domestic dogs and cats being transported into the State of Hawaii will only be accepted on nonstop flights between North America and Honolulu, Kahului, Lihue and Kona as checked baggage. Web check-in is not available for passengers traveling with animals The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Hawaiian Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior or poor kenneling, or extreme temperatures at origin airports, transfers, or destination airports.

Hawaiian Airlines requires all pets must have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian, within ten days of departure from the originating city. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Hawaiian Airlines welcomes service animals to accompany persons with a disability. Emotional support animals are considered to be a service animal but requires documentation. Service animals are allowed to accompany qualified individuals with a disability in any seat, and there is no charge for the transportation of service animals. Service animals are not required to be in a carrier. The only service animal permitted into Hawaii is a service dog with appropriate health documentation. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Delta Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, dogs and household birds for a fee of ($125 one way for U.S./Canada, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico). (Outside the U.S. for a fee of: $200 one way), (and Brazil $150 one way). Pets are not allowed in the First Class/ Business Elite / Business Class cabin on any international segment, regardless of aircraft type due to insufficient space. Hawaii requires that all live animals shipped or brought into the state have health and rabies inoculation certificates dated no more than ten days before travel begins. On Delta flights to Hawaii, pets will not be accepted as carry-on baggage. Hawaiian quarantine facilities are located in Honolulu only; therefore, Delta cannot accept pets on nonstop flights to any other Hawaiian city. Delta does not participate in the Neighbor Island Dog and Cat Entry Program. Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days at the owner's expense.

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted.

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

Pets are accepted as checked baggage requirements and restrictions apply. Only cats, dogs, household birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, and hamsters are accepted as checked baggage. Due to seasonal weather conditions, Delta Air Lines is not accepting pets as checked baggage from May 15th through September 15th. There are winter restrictions for pets as checked baggage if the outside temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. All pets must be eight (8) weeks old. The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Snub-nosed dogs and cats will not be accepted as checked baggage or as cargo. Delta Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Delta Airlines does not require a heath certificate to travel in the cabin or as checked baggage. Delta Airlines limits the number of pets per flight to two in First Class, Business Elite and four pets in Main Cabin. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Delta Airline welcomes service and emotional support animals on the domestic system and many international destinations for no fee in the cabin, and emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation. A kennel is not required for emotional support animals if they are fully trained and meet same requirements as a service animal. The only service animal permitted into Hawaii is a service dog with appropriate health documentation. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

JetBlue Airways

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats and dogs in the Cabin only for a fee of ($100 one way). Pet carrier cannot exceed (17"L x 12.5"W x 8.5"H), and the combined weight of your pet, and the carrier must not exceed (20 pounds). The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. You can rent a soft-sided Sherpa carrier that is (13inch L x 10inch W x 8.5inch H) for a fee of ($60 one way). Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. JetBlue Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. JetBlue Airways requires all pets must have necessary vaccinations and documentation, pet license, and ID tags. Pet and carrier count as one personal item on board. Jet Blue cannot accept pets going to Jamaica (MBJ and KIN), Barbados (BGI), St Lucia (UVF) and the Cayman Islands (GCM). Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Jet Blue accepts service animals traveling with qualified individuals with a disability. Emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Alaska Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits, fish and birds in the Cabin of aircraft, and as checked baggage for a fee of ($100 one way). Pets are accepted as checked baggage a fee of ($100 one way) requirements and restrictions apply. Alaska Airlines no longer accepts Brachycephalic or "short-nosed" animals in the cargo compartment. Only cats and dogs can be transported into Hawaii. Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days in Honolulu at the owner's expense; and to/from Kona, Lihue, or Kahului: In order to transport your cat or dog, (an original Neighbor Island Inspection Permit) (issued in the traveler's name) must be presented to an agent at check-in at Honolulu. Without it, we may deny transport of your animal.

Pets may qualify for direct release at Kona International Airport at Keahole (Big Island), Kahului Airport (Maui) and Lihue Airport (Kauai) by obtaining a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit 30 days or more before arriving. For further information visit http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program and for a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit $145) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

February: No pets are accepted as checked baggage on flights to or from Hawaii. November 1st - January 31st and March 1st - April 1st: Only (1) pet is accepted per aircraft as checked baggage on flights to or from Hawaii. April 2nd - October 31st: Standard pet allowance applies. These restrictions do not apply to pets accepted for travel in the cabin. All dogs and cats must be (8) weeks old and have been weaned for at least (5) days before departure. The pet-carrier soft -sided (9.5" x 12" x 17")or hard-sided (7.5" x 12" x 17") must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Alaska Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Snub-nosed dogs and cats are accepted for travel at owner’s risk. Alaska Airlines requires all pets must have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian no more than (30) days old. Pet and Kennel combined weight for checked baggage must not exceed (149) lbs. The First Class cabin can accommodate a total of one pet carrier per flight, and the main cabin can accommodate a total of up to (5) pet carriers per flight. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Service animals are accepted in the cabin when accompanying qualified individuals with disabilities. There is no additional charge to travel with a service animal, in the Cabin or Cargo area of the aircraft. Emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation. The only service animal permitted into Hawaii is a service dog with appropriate health documentation. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Southwest Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats and dogs in the Main Cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($95 one way per carrier). Animals are welcome and will be allowed to travel on flights to/from all domestic destinations. No animals will be allowed to travel to/from Jamaica on Southwest Airlines under any circumstances due to country-specific regulations. Animals are not allowed to travel in-cabin on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Pet carriers are limited to maximum dimensions of 8.5” high x 18.5” long x 13.5” wide. All pets must be eight (8) weeks old. The pet carrier will count as the passenger's carry-on bag. Passengers are permitted to travel with no more than (1) pet carrier per person. There will be no more than six (6) scheduled pet carriers per scheduled flight. The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Southwest Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Each pet carrier can have no more than two of the same species of small dogs or cats per pet carrier. Southwest Airlines will only carry pets in the cabin; pets are not permitted as checked baggage. Southwest Airlines does not require a heath certificate or any other documentation from a veterinarian for pets to travel. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Service animals are welcome and will be allowed to travel on flights to/from all domestic and international destinations with the exception of Jamaica. Emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation from health care professional. Customers are not required to transport assistance or emotional support animals in pet carriers. If a Customer opts to carry his/her assistance or emotional support animal in a pet carrier, the carrier must be properly stowed for taxi, takeoff, and landing. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

American Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats and dogs in the Cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($125 one way within and between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central America, Colombia and the Caribbean provided the country of arrival permits entry); ($175 per kennel one way for a checked pet within and between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean), ($150 per kennel one way to/from Brazil). Carry-on pets are (not allowed) to/from Hawaii or transatlantic/transpacific destinations or to/from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Pets will not be accepted for flights over (12) hours. Envoy Air does not accept pets as checked baggage for Priority Parcel Service between San Juan, (SJU) and St. Kitts (SKB).You must check in at the ticket counter. Checked pets will not be accepted more than four hours before your flight time. A pet kennel counts as a passenger's one carry-on bag a cabin pet charge still applies. Only one pet kennel per ticketed passenger may be accepted for travel in the cabin. The maximum size for cabin pet carriers is (19" long x 13" wide x 9" high). Soft-sided pet carriers may exceed these dimensions slightly because they are collapsible. Cats and dogs must be eight (8) weeks old. Pets traveling in the cabin require a reservation. The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet-carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. American Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. American Airlines does not require a health certificate for your pet to travel domestically in the cabin. Pets traveling in the cabin require a reservation to ensure no more than seven pets are booked on any single flight. The maximum number of carry-on kennels allowed (on American Airlines flights accepting them) is (7) per flight: (2) in First Class and (5) in Coach and Business Class. Service animals are not counted in the maximum number allowed in the cabin.

A maximum of two checked pets per passenger is allowed. The maximum size for checked kennels is a series 500 kennel with the following dimensions:(40" long x 27" wide x 30" high),and weight of the animal and kennel must not exceed 100 lbs.; However, this size kennel is not accepted on the Boeing 737, the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (S80) aircraft or Envoy Air aircraft. Kennels checked on MD-80s must be able to fit through the cargo door while remaining in an upright position. Snub-nosed dogs and cats will not be accepted as checked baggage or as cargo. Pets will not be accepted as checked baggage when the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees C, or when the ground temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary. Pets are not permitted as checked baggage to Japan. Checked pets are only accepted from Japan to Los Angeles (LAX). Customers with pets traveling as checked baggage are required to present a valid health certificate. Valid health certificates must be issued by a veterinarian as follows to ensure the health and safety of the animal: Within (10) days of originating travel, within (60) days of return travel on the same ticket, within (10) days when return travel is on a separate ticket.

Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days at the owner's expense.

Pets may qualify for direct release at Kona International Airport at Keahole (Big Island), Kahului Airport (Maui) and Lihue Airport (Kauai) by obtaining a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit 30 days or more before arriving. For further information visit http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program and for a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit $145) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted.

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM.

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

As of December 3rd, 2014, checked pets will only be able to connect through a hub city. Connections will need to be through one of the following cities: Charlotte, NC (CLT), Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (DFW), John F Kennedy New York, NY (JFK), LaGuardia, NY (LGA), Los Angeles, CA (LAX), Miami, FL (MIA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Phoenix, AZ (PHX), Washington Reagan, DC (DCA). Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Service animals are welcome on all flights. There is no charge for service animals used by customers with disabilities. Service animals, including emotional support animals that are dogs and cats, may travel in the cabin to/from Hawaii or directly to outer Hawaiian Islands (e.g. Kona, Lihue or Maui.) All other types of service animals must go through Honolulu first. All service animals permitted into Hawaii must have appropriate health documentation, proper entry documents at check-in; and customers must be prepared to present quarantine documentation that the animal is allowed to enter the state of Hawaii. For requirements and restrictions and other fees check with the airline before traveling. Whether your pets are traveling in the cabin or are being checked, you'll need to contact reservations personnel in advance to coordinate their accommodations. If an Emotional support service animal provides emotional support to an individual with a mental health-related disability; these service animals are permitted to accompany customers with a disability in the cabin. The animal will not be required to be in a kennel provided it is clean, well behaved, remains with the customer and under the customer's control at all times. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

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Frontier Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, birds, and dogs, in the Cabin only of aircraft for a fee of ($75 one way with a Classic Plus, Classic or Economy ticket), and ($125 one way with a Basic ticket). Domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, or small household birds may be carried on flights within the United States. Only domesticated dogs and cats may be carried to or from international destinations. Pets are not allowed on flights to and from Jamaica. Up to (2) small animals may be transported in one travel container as follows: (puppies or kittens must be at least (8-10 weeks old), hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and small household birds. Frontier does not accept pets as checked baggage. The kennel must not exceed (18in x 14in x 8in length x width x height for Airbus A319, A320-200). The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Frontier Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. If you bring a pet container, it will count as either your carry-on bag or personal item. If the pet is taken in place of your personal item, a carry-on bag fee may apply if you also take a carry-on bag. Since the pet container is always placed underneath the seat in front of you, overhead bin space may be used for your personal item or carry-on bag. Frontier Airlines does not require a health certificate for pets carried in the cabin traveling within the U.S, But For international travel, a health certificate is required. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Service animals and emotional support animals are welcome on board for no charge and are not subject to the same rules. Emotional support animals require documentation from health care professional. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

United Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, small dogs, rabbits and birds in the cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($125 one way) some requirements and restrictions apply. Cabin Pets are not permitted on flights to, from or through Australia, Hawaii or Micronesia (including Guam). Pets are not permitted in United Global First, United First, United Business First or United Business on Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 or 787 aircraft due to limited storage space under the seat. A customer traveling with an in-cabin pet in United Economy on Boeing 757-200 aircraft will need to be seated in a window seat due to limited storage space under aisle and middle seats. (4) Pets per flight are allowed in United Economy on all United flights. Pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin or as checked baggage on flights to/from Australia, (exceptions may be made for service animals). All dogs and cats must be (8) weeks old and have been weaned for at least (5) days before departure. The maximum dimensions for hard-sided kennels are (17.5 inches long x 12 inches wide x 7.5 inches high) (44 cm x 30 cm x 19 cm). The recommended maximum dimensions for soft-sided kennels are (18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high) (46 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm). Soft-sided pet carriers may exceed these dimensions slightly, as they are collapsible. The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. United Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Passengers are required to have all pet health and travel documents that are current and compliant with local, state, federal, and international entry requirements and regulations. Pets must be traveling on the same flight as the owner. Only domesticated dogs, cats, household birds (canary, finch or parakeet), rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs may be accepted as checked baggage, and Kennel fees vary depending on the size. Contact Airline Reservations for rates to/from Japan and Brazil.

Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days at the owner's expense.

Pets may qualify for direct release at Kona International Airport at Keahole (Big Island), Kahului Airport (Maui) and Lihue Airport (Kauai) by obtaining a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit 30 days or more before arriving. For further information visit http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program and for a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit $145) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted.

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

Due to extreme heat, United Airlines will not accept any pets as checked baggage for travel to/from Kuwait (KWI) or Bahrain (BAH) from May 1st through September 30th. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Check with the airline for requirements, restrictions, and other fees that may apply to your travel destination or itinerary. Service animals are accepted in the cabin when accompanying qualified individuals with disabilities. The only service animal permitted into Hawaii is a service dog with appropriate health documentation. There are restrictions regarding the entry of service animals into Hawaii contact the airline directly for information about traveling with your pet or service animal by calling (1-800-864-8331). Customers traveling with an emotional support or psychiatric assist animal must provide a minimum (48) hour advance notification to the Disability Desk at the United Customer Contact Center by both one calling (1-800-228-2744) and two submitting the required documentation (PDF) by fax (1-313-234-6966) or email (uaaeromed@united.com). Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.


SkyWest Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, birds, and dogs, in the Cabin contact SkyWest for fee information per flight one way. Due to equipment size or other operational constraints, SkyWest requires the following additional restrictions above and beyond Airline partners programs. Seats may not be purchased for the pet. For Pets as Checked Baggage, maximum kennel size accepted is limited to a reservation of one large kennel, or two small or medium per flight. SkyWest does not accept extra-large or giant kennels. SkyWest limits animals on some flights as well as kennels larger than the #400, measuring (36 inches (91.44 cm) long x 24 inches (60.96 cm) wide x 26 inches (66.04 cm) high). The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. SkyWest Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Passengers are responsible for all Health Certificate or other required travel documents. Reservations are required. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

ExpressJet Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, dogs, and household birds, in the Cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($50 one way). Pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin on flights to/from Australia (exceptions may be made for service animals. All dogs and cats must be (8) weeks old. The kennel must not exceed (17in x 12in x 10in length x width x height). The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. ExpressJet can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Passengers are required to have all pet health and travel documents that are current and compliant with local, state, federal, and international entry requirements and regulations. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Service animals are welcome on board for no charge and are not subject to the same rules. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Envoy Air

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats and dogs in the Cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($125 one way within and between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central America, Colombia and the Caribbean provided the country of arrival permits entry); ($175 per kennel one way for a checked pet within and between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean), ($150 per kennel one way to/from Brazil). Carry-on pets are (not allowed) to/from Hawaii or transatlantic/transpacific destinations or to/from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Pets will not be accepted for flights over (12) hours. Envoy Air does not accept pets as checked baggage for Priority Parcel Service between San Juan, (SJU) and St. Kitts (SKB).You must check in at the ticket counter. Checked pets will not be accepted more than four hours before your flight time. A pet kennel counts as a passenger's one carry-on bag a cabin pet charge still applies. Only one pet kennel per ticketed passenger may be accepted for travel in the cabin. The maximum size for cabin pet carriers is (19" long x 13" wide x 9" high). Soft-sided pet carriers may exceed these dimensions slightly because they are collapsible. Cats and dogs must be eight (8) weeks old. Pets traveling in the cabin require a reservation. The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet-carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. American Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. American Airlines does not require a health certificate for your pet to travel domestically in the cabin. Pets traveling in the cabin require a reservation to ensure no more than seven pets are booked on any single flight. The maximum number of carry-on kennels allowed (on American Airlines flights accepting them) is (7) per flight: (2) in First Class and (5) in Coach and Business Class. Service animals are not counted in the maximum number allowed in the cabin.

A maximum of two checked pets per passenger is allowed. The maximum size for checked kennels is a series 500 kennel with the following dimensions:(40" long x 27" wide x 30" high),and weight of the animal and kennel must not exceed 100 lbs.; However, this size kennel is not accepted on the Boeing 737, the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (S80) aircraft or Envoy Air aircraft. Kennels checked on MD-80s must be able to fit through the cargo door while remaining in an upright position. Snub-nosed dogs and cats will not be accepted as checked baggage or as cargo. Pets will not be accepted as checked baggage when the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees C, or when the ground temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary. Pets are not permitted as checked baggage to Japan. Checked pets are only accepted from Japan to Los Angeles (LAX). Customers with pets traveling as checked baggage are required to present a valid health certificate. Valid health certificates must be issued by a veterinarian as follows to ensure the health and safety of the animal: Within (10) days of originating travel, within (60) days of return travel on the same ticket, within (10) days when return travel is on a separate ticket.

Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days at the owner's expense.

Pets may qualify for direct release at Kona International Airport at Keahole (Big Island), Kahului Airport (Maui) and Lihue Airport (Kauai) by obtaining a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit 30 days or more before arriving. For further information visit http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program and for a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit $145) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted.

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM.

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

As of December 3rd, 2014, checked pets will only be able to connect through a hub city. Connections will need to be through one of the following cities: Charlotte, NC (CLT), Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (DFW), John F Kennedy New York, NY (JFK), LaGuardia, NY (LGA), Los Angeles, CA (LAX), Miami, FL (MIA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Phoenix, AZ (PHX), Washington Reagan, DC (DCA). Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Service animals are welcome on all flights. There is no charge for service animals used by customers with disabilities. Service animals, including emotional support animals that are dogs and cats, may travel in the cabin to/from Hawaii or directly to outer Hawaiian Islands (e.g. Kona, Lihue or Maui.) All other types of service animals must go through Honolulu first. All service animals permitted into Hawaii must have appropriate health documentation, proper entry documents at check-in; and customers must be prepared to present quarantine documentation that the animal is allowed to enter the state of Hawaii. For requirements and restrictions and other fees check with the airline before traveling. Whether your pets are traveling in the cabin or are being checked, you'll need to contact reservations personnel in advance to coordinate their accommodations. If an Emotional support service animal provides emotional support to an individual with a mental health-related disability; these service animals are permitted to accompany customers with a disability in the cabin. The animal will not be required to be in a kennel provided it is clean, well behaved, remains with the customer and under the customer's control at all times. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Spirit Airlines

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, dogs, and birds, in the Cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($110 one way). Animals are welcome and will be allowed to travel on flights to/from all domestic destinations or to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The kennel must be specifically made for animal carriage and must not exceed (18in x 14in x 9in length x width x height). The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, well ventilated and be specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Spirit Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Spirit Airlines does not require a heath certificate for your pet to travel. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Spirit Airlines welcomes service animals in the cabin, and emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation. Contact Spirit Airlines at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure when traveling with your pet or service animal. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Endeavor Air

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Traveling with your pet or service animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, dogs and household birds for a fee of ($125 one way for U.S./Canada, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico). (Outside the U.S. for a fee of: $200 one way), (and Brazil $150 one way). Pets are not allowed in the First Class/ Business Elite / Business Class cabin on any international segment, regardless of aircraft type due to insufficient space. Hawaii requires that all live animals shipped or brought into the state have health and rabies inoculation certificates dated no more than ten days before travel begins. On Delta flights to Hawaii, pets will not be accepted as carry-on baggage. Hawaiian quarantine facilities are located in Honolulu only; therefore, Delta cannot accept pets on nonstop flights to any other Hawaiian city. Delta does not participate in the Neighbor Island Dog and Cat Entry Program. Hawaii is a rabies-free state the law requires (5-Day-Or-Less or 120-Day Quarantine) for dogs/cats if your pet does not qualify for direct airport release. Animals arriving without proper health documentation may be quarantined for up to (120) days at the owner's expense.

You must Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
For further information visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/files/2013/01/aqsbrochure.pdf

Payment of fees ($165 per pet in advance for direct airport release or $224 for 5-day-or less
Program) by cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted).Included your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable To: Department of Agriculture. Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended. VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted.

You must arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the
Honolulu International Airport during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information phone :( 808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM

Source: Department of Agriculture State of Hawaii

Pets are accepted as checked baggage requirements and restrictions apply. Only cats, dogs, household birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, and hamsters are accepted as checked baggage. Due to seasonal weather conditions, Endeavor Air / Delta Airlines is not accepting pets as checked baggage from May 15th through September 15th. There are winter restrictions for pets as checked baggage if the outside temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. All pets must be eight (8) weeks old. The pet-carrier soft or hard-sided must be leak proof, contain litter or absorbent material, be well ventilated and specifically made for animal carriage; and labeled (live Animal) in letters one inch tall on top and one side. The pet-carrier must have a label indicating the correct position. Your pet must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in the pet- carrier. Your pet must remain in its kennel, and under the seat for the entire flight and in the airport terminal. Snub-nosed dogs and cats will not be accepted as checked baggage or as cargo. Endeavor Air / Delta Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, or poor kenneling. Endeavor Air / Delta Airlines does not require a heath certificate to travel in the cabin or as checked baggage. Delta Airlines limits the number of pets per flight to two in First Class, Business Elite and four pets in Main Cabin. Your pet must have all the necessary health documents required by your destination.

Endeavor Air / Delta Airlines welcomes service and emotional support animals on the domestic system and many international destinations for no fee in the cabin, and emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation. A kennel is not required for emotional support animals if they are fully trained and meet same requirements as a service animal. The only service animal permitted into Hawaii is a service dog with appropriate health documentation. Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.



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