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

Cats, dogs, household birds and domesticated rabbits are allowed in main cabin. A maximum of 5 pet carriers are allowed in the Main Cabin. It is recommended that you contact reservations in advance at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474) in order to accommodate your pet.

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

  • There is a $100 pet fee each way, that can be paid at the time of booking by calling the reservations team at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474), or upon arrival at the airport at the Check-in counter.
  • Carry-on pets count as carry-on baggage
  • One pet carrier per purchased seat only
  • Puppies and kittens must be over 8 weeks of age and weaned
  • Kennels cannot exceed more than 17in X 11in X 9.5in and fit under the seat directly in front
  • Kennels must have proper ventilation and allow the pet to stand and turn
  • 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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