Southwest Airlines In Cabin Pets $125

Most Airlines will let you have small dogs as carry-on luggage. We recommend that if possible, you fly into Houston to pick up your puppy and we will meet you at the airport. We charge a $50 fee to cover toll road fees, parking and R/T mileage to the airport. A soft carrier can be provided by us with food, water, leash, harness and toys for the puppy for $50. The pup can fly as carry-on luggage and will weigh approximately 8-10 lbs. Southwest Airlines charges $125.00 one way for puppy carry-on. 

United Airlines In Cabin Pets $125 


You can bring aboard your in-cabin pet’s kennel in addition to your carry-on bag allowance. There’s a $125 service charge each way and an additional $125 service charge for each stopover of more than four hours within the U.S. or more than 24 hours outside of the U.S.

United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

TSK Delivery Services

Approximate Pet Safe Shipping Costs with United Airlines:

  • Airline Approved Crate with Travel Kit $100 for PetSafe shipping
  • International Travel Health Certificate $150
    • Includes 8 week shot, vet visit, travel/health certificate
  • Average airfare of $400 (+ or - actual cost)
  • Transit to Airport $100 (toll road fees, parking, R/T mileage charge)
  • Average cost totals about $750-$800 to most USA destinations
  • Note: All shipping costs are additional charges and not included in price of puppies. 

Traveling with and shipping your Pets

​Texas Star Kennels is available to bring your puppy to you during this time of Covid 19 travel restrictions. 

We will deliver your new puppy to any major airport and meet you there for puppy transfer to new owner. 

The delivery fee will be determined by the number of hours required to deliver your puppy and for our return home. The hourly rate will be charged @ $50.00 per hour with a $500.00 minimum charge.

​Please contact us for pricing that is dependent on location and travel requirements. 

Shipping Costs

Service Animals
Trained service animals are accepted in United and United Express® aircraft cabins when accompanying qualified individuals with disabilities.

U.S. military and State Department pet exceptions
Select military and government personnel and their dependents may transport their pet dog or cat as checked baggage when they are traveling on official orders.

When traveling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific for that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments. .

Shipping Cargo with PetSafe United Airlines

PetSafe is specially designed animal transport program for shipping pets safely and comfortably on our flights. View the PetSafe page below for guidelines and restrictions and to book travel for your pet. Pups must be 8 weeks old to ship with PetSafe and will weigh about 8-10 lbs.

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**Pet Safe has been temporarily suspended due to Covid 19 travel restrictions. Please check with the airline for updates.