Flying with pets
Pets travel scheme
At Virgin Atlantic we know how important your furry friends are to you; they are important to us too.
Whether you travel with dogs or cats, we’re happy to fly both around the globe safely and securely in the hold. The hold is heated and air-conditioned just like the cabin.
Don't forget our Flying Paws scheme - this means your furry friends can now earn Flying Club miles. Please see below for our Flying Paws section.
Before you book your tickets
Please make sure your pet is allowed onboard (you’ll find details below). You’ll also need to make sure there’s enough space on your flight, so you should have a word with our Shipping department before you book your tickets.
(Flights available for the movement of pets is subject to cancellation due to change in type of aircraft operating the route.)
Bookings from the UK: Tel: +44 (0)344 873 8000
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Bookings from the USA: Tel: +1 800 828 6822 ext. 4
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm (UK Time)
For departures from South Africa:
All bookings out of South Africa must be made by an IPATA pet agent.
For departures from Dubai:
All bookings out of Dubai must be made by an IPATA pet agent.
For departures from Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia:
Please call: +1 246 420 7734
General guidance on our pet travel scheme, 1 of 6
Where and when your pet can travel, 2 of 6
Pets and paperwork, 3 of 6
What does it cost?, 4 of 6
Your pet's travel box, 5 of 6
Welcome to Flying Paws, 6 of 6