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Approximate Details of the Military Waiver

  • United Airlines decides to waive the program for pets traveling on the PCS orders of status of forces agreement personnel.
  • Under the waiver, a pet and its kennel weighing 99.9 pounds or less will be checked as excess baggage.
  • The United Airlines PetSafe Program and exemption policy will not affect pet transportation via the Air Mobility Command’s Patriot Express, a U.S. government-contract flight, which provides support to U.S. military members and their families
  • The policy for heavier pets remains the same as before.Pets and carriers which weigh 100 pounds or more will still have to be booked as cargo, and those rates will remain the same.