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Can Corgis Fly In-Cabin? (These 21 Airlines Allow It)

If you’re flying across the country or going abroad entirely, you’ll want to know if your corgi can come with you and if they can be in the cabin with you.

This article covers everything you need to know about corgis and flying.

Please keep in mind this kind of information is subject to change. I’ll keep this post as updated as possible.

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Can I Take My Corgi On a Plane?

In most cases, yes. Corgis are generally allowed to fly on a plane as long as they are properly contained in a pet carrier and under the weight that airlines set. But keep reading to learn something important!

Still, it’s always best to check with the specific airline you’ll be flying with for their specific policies and requirements for flying with a pet. As not every airline will allow it.

Can Corgis Fly In The Cabin With You?

In most cases, yes. Corgis are usually allowed to fly in the cabin as long as they meet the size and weight restrictions for the airline you’re flying.

The weight could be an issue, though…

🎯 MOST airlines set their weight limit, including the carrier, to be 17-22 pounds (8-10kg). This means most corgis over about 6-7 months will likely be too heavy.

👉 Good news! At the moment, Delta, Southwest, and United Airlines have no weight limit.

And like before, your corgi will need to be contained in a pet carrier that meets the rules and requirements of the airline.

👉 These carriers typically need to be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you and to meet safety standards.

It’s always best to check with the airline you’ll be flying with for their policies and requirements for flying with a dog in the cabin.

Do Corgis Really Fit Under Airline Seats?

When we say “fit under” the seat, it’s not strictly underneath the actual seat, as that is in fact incredibly small.

But yes, corgis are small enough to fit “under” most airline seats. What this really means is that they can easily fit down on the floor where your legs go.

Still, as we’ve mentioned throughout, all airlines are different and you must find out the rules and sizing regulations from the specific airline you’ll be using.

Trending article: Corgi Backpack Carrier Guide

What About Large Corgi Adults?

As explained above, most adult corgis over 6-7 months will likely be too heavy for most cabins.

Depending on the airline, only corgi pups may be small enough to fly in the cabin with you.

Do Corgis Have To Be In a Crate In the Cabin?

Will your corgi need to be in a crate/carrier, or can they go on a seat?

🎯 It’s practically always the case that dogs must remain inside their carrier/crate, on the floor and under the seat in front of you at all times.

Most airlines allowing dogs in the cabin have a policy that they must remain in their crate on the floor. They are not allowed up on a seat themself.

21 Airlines That Allow Corgis To Fly In The

Cabin (+ Weight Rules)

As of now, here are 21 of the most popular airlines allowing corgis and other dogs to fly in the cabin. Some airlines have been left out due to having an extremely low weight policy.

17.6 lbs = 8kg
22 lbs = 10kg

As any corgi knows, an adult corgi is often heavier than 17-22 lbs. Corgis over 7-8 months old will likely be too heavy for the cabin of most airlines.

  1. Aegean Airlines
    (17.6 lbs max including carrier)
  2. Air Canada
    (22 lbs including carrier)
  3. Air Europa
    (22 lbs including carrier)
  4. Air France
    (17.6 lbs including carrier)
  5. Alaska Air
    (20lbs including carrier)
  6. American Airlines
    (20 lbs including carrier)
  7. Copa Airlines
    (20 lbs including carrier)
  8. Delta
    (No weight limit. Must comfortably fit under the seat in front)
  9. French Bee
    (17.6 lbs including carrier)
  10. Frontier Airlines
    (20 lbs including carrier)
  11. Iberia Airlines
    (17.6 lbs including the carrier)
  12. JetBlue
    (20 lbs including carrier)
  13. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
    (17.6 lbs including carrier)
  14. Lufthansa
    (17.6 lbs including carrier)
  15. Scandinavian Airlines
    (18 lbs including carrier)
  16. Southwest
    (no weight limit. must comfortably fit under the seat in front)
  17. Swiss International Airlines
    (17.6 lbs including carrier)
  18. TAP Air Portugal
    (17.6 lbs including carrier)
  19. Turkish Airlines
    (17.6 lbs including carrier)
  20. United Airlines
    (no weight limit. must comfortably fit under the seat in front)
  21. Vueling
    (22 lbs including carrier)

Other Things Corgis Will Need To Fly

As well as meeting the weight and size requirement, most airlines have additional rules owners must follow.

👉 Corgis often need the following to fly:

  • Meet the weight, age, and size requirement
  • Health certificate (primarily for going abroad and checking in with immigration)
  • Rabies certificate
  • Microchipped
  • Pet passport (not always)
  • Other potential vaccines (destination dependent)

Please ALWAYS google search the airline you are flying with for their full list of requirements, as well as checking the rules laid out by your destination country.

Some countries will require immigration documents and health certs (while others may not). This also applies to certain types of jabs.

10 Quick Tips & Advice to Know

Safety Considerations

The safety and comfort of your corgi during a flight are paramount. While airlines take precautions, some pets might experience anxiety, stress, or discomfort due to the unfamiliar environment and ear pressure changes. Consider consulting with your vet before flying. They may suggest calming treats, anxiety wraps, or safe sedatives for your corgi to ensure a smooth journey.

Behavioral Training

Preparing your corgi for the flight can make a significant difference. Spend a few weeks before your trip getting your corgi accustomed to the pet carrier. Play airport sounds at home to familiarize them with the environment, and practice short stays in the carrier to build their comfort level.


For long flights with layovers, it’s essential to be prepared. Research airports in advance to locate pet relief areas. Always have a small bag with essentials like water, food, and a portable dish. For extended layovers, feed your corgi and ensure they have a chance to relieve themselves.

In-flight Etiquette

While ensuring your corgi’s comfort, it’s equally vital to be considerate of fellow passengers. Minimize potential disruptions by avoiding feeding your corgi immediately before the flight, and ensure they’ve relieved themselves pre-boarding. A well-behaved corgi ensures a pleasant experience for everyone on board.

Aircraft Temperature and Air Pressure

Aircraft cabins are designed to regulate temperature and air pressure, ensuring a comfortable environment for all, including pets. However, changes in altitude can sometimes be distressing for animals. Consult with the airline and your vet about any specific concerns.

Airline Recommendations

Different airlines might offer varying pet-friendly services. Before booking, consider looking into traveler reviews or ratings about airlines’ pet-handling procedures. This research can offer insight into the best options for you and your corgi.

Emergency Situations

In the unlikely event that your corgi becomes ill or shows signs of severe anxiety during a flight, it’s essential to be prepared. Familiarize yourself with the airline’s policies on in-flight emergencies involving pets and consider carrying a basic pet first aid kit. Always consult with your vet before traveling.

Post-Flight Care

Upon reaching your destination, give your corgi some time to adjust. They might be disoriented or stressed after the flight. Provide them with familiar items, like their favorite toy, and ensure they’re well-hydrated. A short walk and some playtime can also help them adjust to the new environment.

Return Flights

If you’re on vacation, remember that the return flight might have different requirements, especially when traveling internationally. Check the airline and destination country’s policies for return trips. Ensure you have all the necessary paperwork and meet all health regulations.

Alternatives to Flying

Flying isn’t the only travel option. If you believe that your corgi might be too stressed on a flight, consider other transportation methods, like driving or taking a train. In some cases, it might be in your corgi’s best interest to leave them with a trusted sitter or a reputable kennel. Always prioritize your pet’s well-being.

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