More about travelling with pets on Open Skies Comair is our franchise partner operating flights in southern Africa under the British Airways brand.

They have decades of experience transporting animals and will look after your pet as if it were their own.

More about transporting pets with IAG World Cargo Open Skies is our subsidiary that operates direct flights between Paris and New York.

If your cat or dog weighs less than 6kg (13.2lb) they can travel with you in Eco (economy) and Prem Plus (premium economy).

If they weigh more than 6kg (13.2lb) they will need to travel in the hold as cargo.

If you’re travelling with a recognised assistance dog, it can travel with you free of charge in the cabin of your British Airways flight.

This service cannot be booked online and we might need to limit the number of dogs we can carry in the cabin.

More about travelling with assistance dogs All other pets, including emotional support animals, will need to travel in the hold as cargo but don’t worry, your furry friends will be just as comfortable in the carefully controlled environment.

All our cargo is handled by our sister company, IAG World Cargo.

But I have read online alot of material that opposes sedating dogs on planes.

We had a baby a few months ago and found out that my dog does not do well in stressful situations, meaning he howls. Neighbors a few houses down would call us and complain of him howling inside of... Everyone in our family tells us that we need to sedate him.

We had a baby a few months ago and found out that my dog does not do well in stressful situations, meaning he howls. Neighbors a few houses down would call us and complain of him howling inside of the house! We are checking him in as checked luggage so he will be on the flight with us.