At TagAirlines we love pets! Just as our passengers can travel especially comfortably on any of our planes,we want pets to also have a great experience when they fly with us. For this reason, we give you recommendations and explain the regulations when traveling with them.
Remember that your pet is transported under your sole responsibility, so before traveling, you need to have all the required documents to prove your pet is healthy. In the absence of said documentation, the animal will not be able to travel. Additionally, if necessary, TagAirlines will evaluate the transportation of your pet if it represents a risk to the operation, passengers or crew.
It is important to note that TagAirlines does not provide carriers for your pets. Without these requirements it is impossible for your pet to travel on board our aircraft. Please keep in mind that your pet needs to be clean, inside a leak-proof container with adequate space for your pet's comfort. If your pet is female, she will not be able to travel if she is pregnant.
It is necessary to provide the following documents when traveling with pets:
Official health certificate
You must mention the pet's name and date of birth (at least four months before the flight), color, sex and identification marks.
Complete and updated vaccination card
This includes rabies immunization with dates for application (at least 30 days before estimated travel date) and expiration, along with veterinarian information.
A document that indicates the origin of the trip and the place where you will spend your vacation, etc. which will be granted at the time of documenting your pet or you can download it from here
Service available only on domestic flights, only small dogs and cats can travel in the cabin from four months of age, if they meet the following requirements:
Only one pet per passenger can be accepted in the cabin.
The maximum size allowed for the in-cab carrier is 43 x 30 x 22 cm (15 x 12 x 9”). Additionally, your pet should not exceed 22 cm (9 in) de altura.
The maximum weight allowed for the pet and its carrier is 17 lb (8 kg). f the carrier exceeds the maximum size or weight, the pet cannot be transported.
Only carriers made of fabric or soft materials are allowed in the cabin because they need to be stored directly under the seat in front of the passenger.
The pet must remain in the carrier throughout the trip.
The pet and its carrier cannot be carried in place of hand luggage.
The passenger will not be able to travel in emergency exit seats and will not be able to occupy the first row. If you do not meet the requirements, you will accept an alternative seat change.
The charge for transporting a pet and its carrier can be found on our Fares and Charges page
At the moment this service is available for domestic flights (only within Guatemala) but at TagAirlines we are working so that you and your pet can travel to all our international destinations soon.
The word “brachiocephalic” refers to morphological qualities of some dogs and cats, that is, the way in which their head develops. “Braqui” means short and “cephalic” means head, so these would be those animals that have a very flattened or shortened snout and skull. In some cases, they develop brachiocephalic respiratory syndrome, which causes some difficulty breathing (at times) and makes them gasp.
In this context, the transportation of brachiocephalic breeds in the cargo compartments of an aircraft represents a high risk for them, since they can present respiratory disorders when exposed to stress or high temperatures. For the reasons indicated above and for the purpose of preserving the health of this type of animals.
Below we list the most well-known breeds of brachiocephalic dogs and cats and they may be transported under the responsibility of the passenger in charge of the pet's safety, expressly stating this in writing on the form provided by Tag Airlines.
Brachycephalic and small breeds:
Affenpinscher, american Staffordshire terrier, Boston terrier, boxer (todas las razas), bulldog, cane corso, chow chow, dogo de Burdeos, grifón de Bruselas, lhasa apso, mastín, pequinés, pit bull, presa canario, pug (todas las razas), shar pei, shih tzu, spaniel japonés o chin, spaniel tibetano, Staffordshire terrier y toy spaniel inglés.
Burmese, exotic shorthair, Himalayan and Persian.
Australian Silky Terrier, Beagle, Bichon Frize, Maltese, all varieties of Chihuahua, Toy Fox Terrier, French Poodle, Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier and Dachshund.
Breeds considered dangerous:
Dogs of breeds considered dangerous or aggressive cannot travel as pets on board or as documented pets: Akita Inu, Doberman, Brazilian Fila, Belgian Malinois, Anatolian Shepherd, Rottweiller and Japanese Tosa.