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LOT Polish Airlines pet policy offers three essential services for pets – in the cabin, in the baggage hold, and cargo services. The airlines can only take a limited number of pets on board, purchasing the service is subject to current availability.

What is a LOT Polish Airlines In Cabin Pet Policy?

The airlines allow you to bring a dog, a cat, or a ferret. Please be aware that only a certain number of animals are permitted as per conditions required under LOT Polish pet travel. 

Pet carrier requirements – As per LOT Polish pet policy, the following conditions must be met – 

  • Your pet must travel on board in a particular, weight- and size-appropriate container the entire time.
  • No portion of the animal’s body may protrude outside the carrier, and freedom of movement is required so that it can stand, turn around, and lie down. 
  • The animal must fit completely inside the kennel.
  • The animal being transported in the cabin with the container cannot weigh more than 8 kg.
  • The dimension of the container must be within – 
  • For B787 and B737 aircraft – 55x40x20 cm
  • DH4, E70, E75, E95 planes – 45x30x20 cm

Pet Travel Fee – The chart below shows the costs for transporting animals based on the size and weight of the animal. also charge an additional 8% VAT on domestic flights. The service charge is not included in the prices in the table.

Travel RoutePet travel fee (in USD)
Within Poland50
Europe/ Middle East70
North America/Asia120

Documents required – Remember to bring the following documents at the time of LOT Polish airlines check-in

  • Current vaccination history against rabies
  • Current veterinary health certificates, including those for clinical examinations, heartworm prevention, and deticking.
  • Special passport (issued by a veterinarian) that includes a description of the animal’s color, breed, and sex, as well as a microchip number or tattoo.
  • Appropriate container that must be within required dimensions.
  • Only animals that are at least 3 months old and whose most recent rabies vaccination has been effective for at least 21 days may be transported.

Minors are not allowed to bring pets on board under the LOT Polish unaccompanied minor policy.

Please note – Pets in cabin must be booked at least 12 hours before scheduled departure. 

LOT Polish Airlines in the Baggage Hold

The airline makes sure an animal is comfortable during the trip if you are carrying it in the luggage hold. Passengers must abide by the following International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animals Regulations.

Pet carrier requirements – Keep in mind that the container in which you must transport your animal must:

  • A size that allows the animal to stand, turn, and lie down without difficulty.
  • The bottom must be lined from the inside with absorbent material and be clean, tight, and securely closed.
  • The bottom must be lined from the inside with absorbent material and be clean, tight, and securely closed.
  • A water and feed container
  • At least three sides are properly ventilated.
  • Must be constructed of fiberglass, metal, stiff polymers, solid wood or plywood, and without wheels
  • The containers cannot be totally constructed of wire mesh or welded mesh.
  • The dimension of the container must be within – 
  • for B787 Dreamliner – 125 X 96 X 64 cm
  • for B737, 7M8 – 137 X 114 X 86 cm
  • for E70, E75, E90 – 120 X 102 X 71 cm
  • for DH4 – 170 X 70 X 143 cm

Please be aware that LOT Polish Airlines reserve the right to decline to carry the pet during check-in if the container is too tiny or does not comply with IATA criteria. To know more, refer to LOT Polish Airlines baggage policy

Pet travel documents – The documents must be the same as required for pets for in cabin travel.

Pet transport as checked baggage for certain destination – For travel to certain countries, the following requirements must be within – 

Travel RouteAdditional Information
Within UAECreate a unique passport for your pet that includes information about its color, breed, and gender as well as the microchip or tattoo number.
To UKAnimals can only be transported as freight.
To CanadaIt was legal to transport cats and dogs, but not ferrets.
To DubaiAnimals can only be transported as freight.
To JapanAnimals must go through quarantine inspection during import. Animals that fail to meet import standards, including certification criteria, will be quarantined and isolated for the required time up to 180 days.
To EgyptAnimals cannot be transported in the luggage hold.

LOT Polish Airlines Pet Fee – The chart below shows the costs for transporting animals based on the size and weight of the animal. The airlines also charge an additional 8% VAT on domestic flights. The service charge is not included in the prices in the table. 

Travel RoutePet travel fee (in USD)
Within Poland90
Europe/ Middle East180
North America/Asia360

Breed restriction – Animals of the brachycephalic breeds cannot be transported as checked baggage – 

American staffordshire terrier (staffordshire bull terrier).Bulldog (all breeds)Japanese ChinBrussels SpanielPekingese
American pit bull terrierBull MastiffChow chowKing Charles spanielPinscher Monkey
BoxerCane CorsoAmerican cocker-spanielLhasa ApsoShar pei
boston terriercavalier king charles spanieldogue de bordeauxmastiff (all breeds)shih tzu
brachycephalicchihuahuabelgian gryphonpugs (all breeds)Japanese spaniel

Transport of animals as cargo with LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines accepts the transport of live animals as cargo on a limited basis, with conditions such as:

  • Proper documentation and veterinary certificates.
  • The animals must be properly packaged in approved containers.
  • Advance booking is required.
  • Some breeds and species may not be accepted.
  • The airline reserves the right to refuse carriage if the animal appears to be in distress or if transportation would infringe any laws or regulations.
  • Maximum dimensions and weight limit for pet carriers.
  • Pets must be able to stand and move around comfortably in the carrier.
  • Only certain breeds of animals are allowed.
  • Some destinations have additional restrictions or regulations.

Documents required – The paperwork remains the same as required for pet travel in cabin and baggage hold. 
Pets Allowed – On board LOT aircraft, the airline carries pets that adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety, including puppies, kittens, one-day-old chicks, freshwater fish, exotic animals, incubation ova, turtles, turtles, bugs, and raptors.

How to book the pet travel as cargo with LOT Polish Airlines?

LOT Polish airlines animal transport service can only be done through shipping businesses. 
The Cargo Office website contains a current list of shipping firms who work with LOT Cargo.

For more details visit LOT Polish Airlines Cargo.

Traveling with a service pet on LOT Polish Airlines flight

LOT Polish Airlines allows passengers to travel with a service pet. Add to that, the other conditions include

service pet on LOT Polish airline
  • The pet must be properly trained and meet certain requirements to be considered a service pet. 
  • Passengers are required to provide documentation from a licensed veterinarian confirming the pet’s health and that it is properly trained as a service pet. 
  • The pet must be kept under control and on a leash or in a carrier at all times during the flight.

Travel requirements – As per LOT Polish airlines pet policy, the following requirements must be met – 

  • Service pets must be carried without charge in the passenger cabin.
  • Does not need to be put in a transit container
  • Should wear a harness,
  • Not required to wear a muzzle, but you must have one on you at all times for safety.
  • Be shielded from any potential contact with other travelers on board.
  • Must not be constrained by weight restrictions.

Additional requirements on flights to/from USA – If you want to take an assistance pet on a flight into or out of the USA, you must bear in mind that:

  • A single traveler may bring up to two service pets.
  • The traveler must complete the forms listed below and submit them, together with a contact form, at least 48 hours before the departure time.

Keep in mind that the assistance dog from the US permitted to fly in the passenger cabin:

  • Reacts to its owner’s directions politely and conducts properly in public.
  • Does not endanger the lives or health of other passengers, either directly or indirectly.
  • Does not satiate physiologic requirements in the passenger cabin or at the gate, unless this is done in a way that poses no health concerns or hygiene issues.

Documents required – Passengers must possess all of the relevant documentation, and has filled out all of the essential forms for travel on this route.

  • Service pet transportation form.
  • Service pet relief attestation form.

How to add in cabin pet travel on LOT Polish Airlines?

Here are the following methods that allow pets to travel on board – 

Online – To add a cabin pet travel on LOT Polish Airlines online, you should follow these steps:

  • Go to the LOT Polish Airlines website.
  • Book your flight as you normally would.
  • When you reach the “Passenger Information” section of the booking process, select the option to add a pet.
  • Follow the prompts to provide information about your pet, including its size and weight.
  • Pay any additional fees for pet travel, if applicable.
  • Complete the booking process.

It’s recommended to contact the airline directly to confirm their pet travel policies, as these can vary based on factors such as the type of pet, the size of the pet, and the destination.

Contact center – To add in cabin pet travel on LOT Polish Airlines through the contact center, you can follow these steps:

  • Call the LOT Polish Airlines contact center at the number provided on their website.
  • Provide the reservation details for your flight, including your name and booking number.
  • Inform the representative that you would like to add a pet to your reservation for in-cabin travel.
  • Verify the pet travel policy and fees for in-cabin travel with the representative.
  • Provide the necessary information for the pet, such as breed, size, and weight.
  • Confirm the booking with the representative and make any necessary payment for the pet fee.
  • Obtain a confirmation of the booking with the pet included and keep it for reference.

Note – Call +48225777755 to book the pet travel with LOT Polish Airlines. Be aware of restrictions on the size and type of pets allowed in the cabin and any fees or health requirements.

Contact LOT Polish Airlines through social media – To add a pet as cabin baggage on LOT Polish Airlines through social media, you can contact their official social media channels, such as Facebook or Twitter, and ask their customer service for assistance.

You can also visit their official website to check the LOT Polish airlines pet travel policy and any fees associated with it, and reach out to their customer service team through their website’s contact form or phone number for further assistance.

Social Media PlatformLinks 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lotpolish
Twitter https://twitter.com/lotpolish
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lotpolish

Note :- It is only permitted for non-commercial use to transport animals (dogs, cats, or ferrets) in a carrier on board the aircraft and in the hold.

In conclusion, LOT Polish Airlines understands the importance of traveling with pets and has made provisions to accommodate pet owners. The airline has specific rules and regulations for pet travel, and it is the responsibility of the pet owner to familiarize themselves with these guidelines.

The airline allows small pets to be carried in the cabin and larger pets to be transported as cargo.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

What are the essentials I follow before traveling with a pet?

Here are the essentials to follow before traveling with a pet on LOT Polish flight:

Check the airline’s pet policy and requirements.
Get a health certificate from a veterinarian.
Purchase a suitable carrier that complies with the airline’s regulations.
Check if you need a special travel document for your pet.
Get your pet accustomed to the carrier in advance.
Arrive at the airport early to allow for pet-related formalities.

Do LOT Polish Airlines impose any extra fee to take pet pets on board?

Yes, LOT Polish Airlines charges a fee for taking pet pets on board. The fee varies based on the route, size and weight of the pet and the type of transport container.

How to check the availability of pet service on LOT Airlines?

You should contact LOT Polish Airlines directly to inquire about their specific restrictions and requirements regarding traveling with pets.

Can I bring 3 pets at a time?

According to in-cabin regulations, each person is only allowed one pet per carrier. You should be able to carry one pet per carrier on board if you’re traveling with another person.

What are the certifications required before the transportation of pets?

Prepare your pet’s valid veterinary certificate and vaccination record (against rabies or distemper).

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