Last Updated:
19 Jan 2016

About Air Berlin

Air Berlin is Germany's second largest airline and Europe's seventh largest airline in terms of passengers. If you choose the cheapest "JustFly" fare option, you will be charged for your first checked bag up to 70 EUR, so if planning on flying with Air Berlin, be sure to select the best fare class for your baggage needs when booking your flight, otherwise you may have some unpleasant surprises at the Air Berlin check-in counter.

Please also note that the "JustFly" option does not allow for checking in of sports equipment, so keep that in mind if planning on bringing a bike, golf clubs, or surfboard on your Air Berlin flight. Sports equipment must be pre-registered with the airline before the flight.

Looking for Air Berlin Checked Baggage Policies?

View the 2017 Air Berlin Baggage Policies page for information about carry-on, checked, and excess baggage fees.

Air Berlin Pet Policy 2017

Pets can be carried either in the cabin or in the hold, depending on the animal's weight and size. Pets must be carried in an enclosed container that is leak-proof and escape-proof. They must have enough space to be able to stand in their normal position. They must also have space to lie down. The pet carrier must be provided by the passenger. For pet carriage charges please refer to the details below.

Except JustFly fare: it is not possible to transport pets in this fare category.

If you want to travel with your pet, you can book this while making the online booking or subsequently up to 48 hours before departure via Optional extras (provided the booking was made via airberlin.com) or at our Service-Centre. As space is limited, please contact our Service-Centre before booking to find out whether there is still enough room on your preferred flight for pets to be carried in the hold.

Blind passengers can of course take their guide dog into the cabin free of charge.

Special regulations apply to rodents. The airline does not carry reptiles of any kind. If you have any further queries please contact our Service-Centre.

Pets weighing up to 6 kg
You can take dogs and cats with you into the cabin if they are in a suitable pet carrier (max. measurements 55 x 40 x 20 cm, adequate ventilation) that weighs no more than 6 kg with contents. The animalís head is not allowed to protrude from the pet carrier nor is the animal permitted to leave the carrier at any time during the flight. On no account are passengers allowed to place the pet carrier on a seat, not even if an additional seat has been purchased.
Due to the nature of the seats, pets cannot be carried in the business class section of the cabin.

Pets weighing more than 6 kg
Pets weighing more than 6 kg including the pet carrier are transported in the hold. They must also be in a suitable pet carrier. Please note that all carriers used to transport animals in the hold must have a water/feed container that can be filled from outside. The water/feed container must not be filled during the flight.

Charges for the carriage of pets


Short-haul/Medium-haul: German domestic flights, flights within Europe, including the Russian Federation West of the Urals and the Caucasus, or flights between Europe and North Africa / Turkey / Canary Islands / Azores & Madeira / Israel / Iraq / Iran / Syria / Lebanon / Jordan

Long-haul: Flights between Europe and those areas of the Russian Federation located East of the Urals / Central Asia / Southeast Asia / Far East / Pacific / Central or South America / Caribbean / Central Africa / Southern Africa / Gulf States except Iraq and Iran

YourFare - airberlin fares:

Economy





Business Class




Legal requirements
The customer bears sole responsibility for ensuring that all legal requirements and restrictions associated with the importation and exportation of animals are met. As a general rule the passenger is liable for all damage and consequential damage caused by the animal or carriage of that animal.

Carriage of animals is governed by the IATA Live Animals Regulations, which the airline will provide on request.

On 1st October 2004 EU regulations on the veterinary conditions for the movement of pets came into force. These regulations are designed to avoid the spread of rabies. If you wish to take your pet with you when you travel, you will need to find out about the relevant entry regulations. Please read the regulations before booking. Alternatively you can obtain information from your vet, veterinary authority or border control post.

Please bear in mind that the shipping of pets on flights to and from the United Kingdom is not permitted!

Useful Links

  1. Air Berlin Carry-on Allowance 2017
  2. Air Berlin Baggage Allowance 2017
  3. Air Berlin Excess Baggage Fees 2017


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