Virgin America

Virgin America, Inc. is a U.S. based airline that has been in operation since 2007. The airline’s stated aim is to provide low-fare high-quality service for the long haul trips we take from the West coast to the East coast. San Francisco International Airport is the main hub for Virgin America but also has a large presence in Los Angeles International Airport.

Virgin America is a division of the Virgin brand name, whose founder is Richard Branson.

Virgin America’s Pet Policy

The rules for pet transportation vary depending on your country and destination and require different documents and paperwork to be completed before departing or arriving at your destination. On some aircrafts and certain destinations, pets my be restricted or limited. When booking your flights, indicate whether or not you plan to travel with your pet. Pets are accepted in the main cabin of the planes.

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Transport Rules

  • Pets cannot be checked as baggage
  • Each animal must be in its own kennel
  • Guests with pets cannot be seated in the Main Cabinet Select seats or exist rows
  • Service animals must have identification as proof of the animal’s status

Important Tip:
Pets who travel with their owners must be secure in their kennels and have a health certificate. When booking your flight, let the customer representative know you are planning to bring your pet.

Pets in the Main Compartment: Virgin America’s Policy

  • One pet carrier per purchased seat only
  • Puppies and kittens must be over 8 weeks of age and weaned
  • Kennels cannot exceed more than 18in X 15in X 8in and fit under the seat directly in front
  • Kennels must have proper ventilation and allow the pet to stand and turn
  • An additional pet fee is charged at the time of booking your ticket
  • Carry-on pets count as carry-on baggage
  • Be sure to have proper health certificates for your pets to show at the airport of your final destination

For more details about Virgin America’s Pet Policy, please view this page of their website.

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