How to bring pets on airplanes Vietnam Airlines?

Wed, 04 Mar 2015. Last updated Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:21

How to bring pets on airplanes is one of frequently asked questions received by airlines. The service must be considered carefully. It must be suitable to regulations of air carrier; at the same time, passengers have to suffer any risk or damage to pets.

Currently, among domestic airlines in Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines is only carrier allowed to bring pets on board in cabin. According to the spokesman of VNA, Mr. Le Truong Giang said the company only accepts to transport pets/animals (dogs, cats) in cabin. Each pet is about 10 week old and weighs no more than 6kg. Yet, Vietnam Airlines service on pet carriage is applicable to Business class passengers, Gold/Titanium tier members of Golden Lotus Plus, and members of Elite Plus in SkyTeam.

Vietnam Airlines VN-A144 aircraft at Paris

Passengers can buy Vietnam Airlines ticket for pets to bring into the passenger compartment (for animals such as dogs, cats, or animals can be transported as Vietnam Airlines checked baggage, and passenger pays for fee. If passengers carry a large number of animals (dogs, cats, birds), they will be carried in form of cargo which is guarantee by a transport company. Pet carriage service is applied only on Vietnam Airlines international flights from Hanoi/Saigon/Da Nang to Paris/Incheon/Busan/ Guangzhou/ Taipei/Kaohsiung. Other passengers not belonging to the above mentioned list, animals/pets will be transported as checked baggage. The service needs booking 36 hours before the scheduled departure time. Pets /animals must be accompanied by quarantine and vaccination certification, entry permits and other permits from the country at the point of departure, transit or destination as specified. Passengers should contact the Embassy of Vietnam in the destination to know about the laws on immigration pets.

Allowed crate of animal on board

Vietnam Airlines domestic flights only transport pets as checked baggage. Requirements for pet carriage should be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Passengers should contact the Veterinary Department, center for prevention and quarantine of animals in order to be granted local animal quarantine and vaccination. Only pets in good health condition checked by vet and not smelly are accepted for carriage. If pets in weak health condition or being pregnant will be denied. Moreover, passengers have to accept all risks of injury, illness or death of a pet during transportation.

Passengers must prepare for pet cages (cage is made of plastic or metal). Cage must be large enough for pets to be comfortable. Pet food should be prepared enough for a short journey and full of drinking water. If passengers want VNA staff to take care pets/animals, passengers have to prepare food, as the airline does not provide animal food. The carriage fee will be counted in accordance with the weights of cage and pet. To pet of under 9kg, the fee is 250,000 VND. To pet of from 9 to 16kg, the fee is 400,000 VND. And, the fee is 700,000 for pet of 16-32kg. If the weight of pet exceeds allowance, the carrier will consider the way to transport and fee.

Popular destinations of Vietnam Airlines

VietnamQuang NinhVan Don International Airport, Quang Ninh (VDO) - Vietnam
VietnamPhu QuocPhu Quoc Airport, Phu Quoc (PQC) - Vietnam
VietnamQui NhonPhu Cat Airport, Qui Nhon (UIH) - Vietnam
VietnamPleikuPleiku Airport, Pleiku (PXU) - Vietnam
VietnamVinhVinh Airport, Vinh (VII) - Vietnam
VietnamHuePhu Bai International Airport, Hue (HUI) - Vietnam
VietnamDa NangDa Nang International Airport, Da Nang (DAD) - Vietnam
VietnamCan ThoTra Noc International Airport, Can Tho (VCA) - Vietnam
VietnamQuang NamChu Lai Airport, Quang Nam (VCL) - Vietnam
VietnamDalatLien Khuong Airport, Dalat (DLI) - Vietnam
ItalyRomeLeonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Rome (FCO) - Italy
CanadaVancouverVancouver International Airport, Vancouver (YVR) - Canada
JapanOsakaOsaka International Airport , Osaka (ITM) - Japan
TaiwanMagongMagong Airport, Magong (MZG) - Taiwan
CanadaCalgaryCalgary Airport, Calgary (YYC) - Canada
New ZealandHamiltonHamilton International Airport, Hamilton (HLZ) - New Zealand
IndonesiaPekanbaruSultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, Pekanbaru (PKU) - Indonesia
LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg Findel Airport, Luxembourg (LUX) - Luxembourg
RussiaTomskBogashevo Airport, Tomsk (TOF) - Russia
IndonesiaSemarangAchmad Yani International Airport, Semarang (SRG) - Indonesia

Popular routes of Vietnam Airlines

Hanoi -> Qui Nhon 34 USDHanoi -> Hue 31 USD
Da Nang -> Dalat 36 USDHo Chi Minh City -> Quang Ninh 34 USD
Hanoi -> Quang Binh 35 USDThanh Hoa -> Ho Chi Minh City 35 USD
Haiphong -> Ho Chi Minh City 39 USDNha Trang -> Ho Chi Minh City 21 USD
Rach Gia -> Ho Chi Minh City 50 USDPhu Quoc -> Hanoi 48 USD
Chiang Mai -> Frankfurt 542 USDPhuket -> Manila 273 USD
Tuy Hoa -> Stockholm 871 USDVinh -> Auckland 613 USD
Fukuoka -> Luang Prabang 480 USDBangkok <-> Bratsk 1,218 USD
Quang Nam -> Amsterdam 896 USDOudomsay -> Hongkong 486 USD
Seoul -> Singapore 241 USDHakodate <-> Siem Reap 4,071 USD

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