Traveling with animals

When traveling with SAS, you can bring your pet with you. Depending on the animals' breed, size, weight, and age they can travel in the cabin, in the cargo hold or be shipped as cargo.

General information

  • There are only a limited number of animals allowed on each flight.

  • Make a request as soon as possible, and no later than 24 hours before departure. The earlier you make a request – the better the chances to secure space for your pet.

  • Remember to have extra time for check-in and security checks when traveling with animals, we recommend you to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure.

  • We follow operational regulations and guidelines to keep your animal safe and healthy during the flight.

Regulations vary by country

Make sure your animal has all the necessary documents for air travel. Regulations regarding transporting pets and the required documents, vaccinations and quarantine times vary by country. We recommend that you check with the embassies of your departure-, transit- and destination countries in plenty of time and before booking your flight.

You can find legal information about travelling with animals within the EU in Regulation EU) No 576/2013.

When traveling to or via certain countries, you can only ship pets as cargo, meaning that your pet is not traveling with you. Such countries are, for example, Great Britain, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and Australia.

Small pets In the cabin

Small cats and dogs are welcome onboard, you can easy request to bring them at the time of your booking or via My Bookings. Other pets/animals must travel in the cargo hold.

  • Each traveler can bring one pet container/carrier, holding up to two healthy pets as long as they are of the same species.

  • The pet must be kept in its own small pet container/carrier that fits under the seat in front of you.

  • The pet must remain inside the closed container/carrier on the floor during entire flight.

  • The pet and the container are considered as your carry-on baggage and you cannot bring any additional carry-on baggage, you will be charged a pet transporting fee.

  • No animals are not permitted in SAS Business and on charter flights with SAS.

Service dogs or other service animals, such as rescue dogs, always travel for free in the cabin, when on active duty.

Transport bags

We only accept bags and pet containers/carriers specifically designed for the transport of pets. We recommend using a Sherpa Bag model small or similar, which is a soft type bag approved for dogs and cats made of flexible materials (available at most pet stores).

  • Has to be made of a well ventilated strong, leakage and bite proof material.

  • Must be entirely closeable.

Size and weight limits

  • Maximum size: 40 x 25 x 23 cm (length x width x depth).

  • Maximum weight: 8 kg (pet + transport bag).

Pets traveling in the cabin must be able to stand up and turn around inside the carrier (maximum size 40 x 25 x 23 cm). If these requirements are not fulfilled we have the right to deny your pet on board.

Pets traveling in the cargo hold

If your pet doesn't meet the criteria's for traveling in the cabin, your pet has to travel in the cargo hold instead. Contact SAS Customer Service to check availability/book.

  • Cats and dogs are accepted for transportation in the cargo hold, other pets and wild animals may be transported only as cargo.

  • Up to three kittens/puppies can be transported together, if they are under six months old and come from the same litter.

  • Please note that the hold cannot be accessed during the flight.

Transport containers/cages

  • You have to provide your own appropriate, animal-friendly containers for animal transportation.

  • Please check IATA's regulations and requirements for transportation containers.

  • If the container is too small or does not meet the IATA requirements we reserve the right to refuse to transport the pet at check-in.

Size and weight limits

  • Maximum size: depends on the aircraft type you are travelling on.

  • Maximum weight may not exceed 150 kg (animal + container).

  • Maximum two adult animals of comparable size up to 14 kg each can be transported in the same container/carrier if they are accustomed to living together.

  • Animals weighing more than 14 kg must travel in separate containers/cages.

Shipping live animals as cargo

If you have an animal that is not accepted in the cargo hold and needs to be transported as cargo, such as live household pets or wild animals, contact Trust Forwarding for more info.

How to request to travel with your pet

To travel with your pet, you have to give us a notice and reserve space for your cat/dog within 24 hours of booking your flight ticket and to pay a added fee for the transportation.

  • Make a request and pay online via My bookings or by contacting SAS Customer Service.

  • You’ll receive a notification of whether your reservation was accepted or not, within 24 hours before departure. Only a limited number of pets are allowed on each flight.

  • If your reservation is confirmed you'll need to fill out the form "Certificate for transportation of Animals", and bring it to the check-in counter at the airport, except when travelling domestic in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Pet transporting fees

Bringing your pet is not included in your ticket, you'll be charged a fixed fee per bag/container/carrier. All fees applies to one-way travel. The fee varies according to route and/or destination.

Pet in cabin (one-way) 

  • DKK 420 to DKK 740,

  • NOK 550 to NOK 990

  • SEK 550 to SEK 990

  • EUR 55 to EUR 99

  • USD 60 to USD 105

Pet in cargo hold (one-way) 

  • DKK 680 to DKK 2020

  • NOK 950 to NOK 2800

  • SEK 950 to SEK 2800

  • EUR 90 to EUR 270

  • USD 100 to USD 310

Bring animals in the lounge

Service animals and small cats/dogs are welcome in the lounge as long as they remain in their carriers and with their owners at all times.

To ensure the comfort and safety of all of our guests, there are some restrictions you have to follow:

  • The cat/dog must remain inside the carrier and be placed at designated area in the lounge.

  • Animals must be trained to behave properly in public settings and follow the direction of their owners.

  • Animals must be clean and properly groomed.

  • Animals are not allowed to occupy seats in the Lounge.

  • Animals are not allowed to eat or drink from SAS Lounge service ware.

  • Animals may not engage in disruptive behavior such as roaming freely, barking, growling or biting.

  • All animals must remain on the floor when they are near food or beverage display areas.

Cats and dogs are not allowed in Lounges in Norway due to local regulations