March 30, 2018

Tips for Flying with Pets

Before taking flight with Fido, make sure you know the rules of the road – or air. We’ve compiled some tips to help answer common questions about flying with pets.

Please note that dogs and cats are not allowed to walk around the terminal freely. Emotional support or service animals are the only exception.



Remember to make a pit stop at our Pet Relief Area (pictured) before you head to the TSA security checkpoint. This small fenced area can be accessed through the double doors just east of the baggage claim carousels on Level 1. Check out this handy map to find exactly where to go.

Small dogs and cats can usually travel with you in the cabin, provided their carrier can fit under the seat. Larger pets may travel in a crate the cargo hold. Crates must be large enough for the pet to turn around and stand comfortably.

Make sure you have your pet on your airline reservation.

Don’t forget your pet’s paperwork. This includes rabies vaccination records and health certificate from your vet.

Take a picture of you with your pet and keep it on your phone for identification.

Attach contact information to your pet’s collar and its carrier.

Avoid medicating or sedating your pet before traveling. These kinds of medications can hinder their ability to regulate their body temperature.


For more information on flying with pets from ICT, check out rules from our airlines.

Alaska Airlines

Allegiant Air

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

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Valerie Wise

Air Service & Business Development Manager

(316) 946-4780

Brad Christopher

Assistant Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

Victor White

Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

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