Travel Information

Pets as Checked Baggage (AVIH)


This service enables travelers to check-in and collect their pet at the passenger terminals of their flight’s departure and arrival airports. The pet will be loaded in an aircraft hold just beneath the passenger cabin where it will be safe and in a temperature controlled environment. Please contact your local THAI office for specifications of portable cages or holds for pets.


Note: Pets as AVIH are not allowed on the following routes due to quarantine or other conditions.
  • Flight to Auckland, Denpasar, Dubai, Hong Kong and London
  • Flight to/ from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Flights operated on aircraft A320.


Embargo Of Snub-nosed And Other Dog Breeds


For the safety of this special kind of pet, THAI bans the following 34 dog breeds from acceptance as checked baggage. (For cargo acceptance, please contact directly to Cargo Department ) 

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Bulldog / Bully
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer (All Breeds)
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Cavalier Spaniel
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chinese Pug
  • Chow Chow
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • Dutch Pug
  • English Bulldog
  • English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • French Bulldog
  • Japanese Chin
  • Japanese Pug
  • Japanese Spaniel
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff (All Breeds)
  • Olde English Bulldog
  • Pekinese
  • Pit Bull
  • Pug
  • Shar Pei
  • Shih Tzu
  • Spanish Alano
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel

Traveling with Guide Dog or Assistance Dogs

THAI can accept guide dogs for the blind and assistance dogs for the deaf in the cabin to some destinations. Passengers must ensure that all animal quarantine regulations and documentations for the entry/transit are provided. This service will be carried without charge. Please contact THAI local office at least 48 hours in advance of flight departure. The dog will not occupy a seat and will be located next to you but not at the emergency exit row. The dog must be harnessed during the flight. Flight to/from USA should a passenger with disability has to carry his/her guide dog/assistance dog or emotional support dog