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Pet Containers in the Passenger Cabin

If an airline allows you to bring your pet into the cabin, your pet container is treated as carry-on baggage and you must follow all carry on baggage rules of your airline and of the FAA. FAA rules include the following:

Your pet container must be small enough to fit underneath the seat without blocking any person's path to the main aisle of the airplane. ani301
Your pet container must be stowed properly before the last passenger entry door to the airplane is closed in order for the airplane to leave the gate.
Your pet container must remain properly stowed the entire time the airplane is moving on the airport surface, and for take off and landing.
You must follow flight attendant instructions regarding the proper stowage of your pet container.
Since airlines typically allow one carry-on item for the overhead baggage compartment, and one other item small enough to fit under a seat, you will likely be able to take both a carry-on bag and your pet carrier.