How early should a pet owner arrive at the airport to check in for their flight?

Depending on if the pet is traveling with the pet owner in the cabin, traveling as checked baggage or as air cargo, arrival times at the airport will vary. 

  • If traveling by cabin or as checked baggage, check in as late as possible to reduce the amount of time your pet will have to wait in the terminal. 

  • If traveling by cargo, most airlines will require the animal to arrive within 2 hours of departure time, and no more than 4 hours.  

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