We never flew with Royal Air Maroc with our dog. However, this airline kept popping out on many articles about dog-friendly airlines. Since we got started with this blog, we decided to share the information we found useful.
Royal Air Maroc Dog Travel in Cabin
You can take your dog to the cabin with you! And yes, this airline accepts pets – dogs, cats and even birds – in the cabin. However, there are some conditions to be met:
- You must indicate that you will be flying with a dog, cat or bird when booking the trip
- The dog or cat must not weigh more than 5 kg with the bag included. Attention, this condition does not apply to service dogs
- The animal must be placed in a bag or solid cage with dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm, i.e. 115 cm
- The animal must have all its documents in order and fly with all the documents required by the destination country. For guide dogs accompanying passengers, who are visually impaired, hearing-impaired or otherwise disabled, a medical certificate attesting to the animal’s role must be presented.
- Guide dogs fly free of charge, in accordance with the regulations in place.
Dog Travel With Royal Air Maroc Cargo Hold
As with the transport of a dog in the cabin, you must specify that you are flying with a pet in the hold when booking and pay the extra costs. Food must be provided for your pet during the trip. Your dog must be in its transport cage. There should be a sticker with your name and address.
It is strictly forbidden to put straw in your pet’s cage. Yes…I wonder about that one as well but rules are rules. Still, though, do they transport the entire farm in those planes?
Dogs Banned From Royal Air Maroc
For security reasons and in the interest of dogs’ health, Royal Air Maroc forbids certain dogs from traveling in the cargo hold. Some dogs with snub noses have difficulty breathing in the cargo hold.
Cats That are Banned From Flying With Royal Air Maroc:
- British Shorthair
- Exotic Shorthair
- Scottish Fold.
Dogs Forbidden From Flying in the Cargo Hold:
- American Cocker Spaniel
- Boston Terrier
- Brussels Griffon
- Bulldog all breeds including the American, English, French and Dutch Bulldog
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Chihuahua (Appleheaded)
- Chow Chow
- English Toy Spaniel
- Japanese Chin
- Lhasa Apso
- Mastiff – all breeds
- Pitbull – all breeds
- Pug – all breeds
- Shih Tzu
- Tibetan Spaniel.
- De plus, pour des raisons légales, le transport des animaux de compagnie est interdit pour les vols se rendant à Bilbao
- En cas de correspondance, il faut prévoir plus de 2 heures entre les deux vols pour récupérer vos bagages et votre chien, et tout enregistrer pour le second vol
- Tous les vols Royal Air Maroc en partenariat avec Qatar Airways n’acceptent pas les animaux
- Attention : Royal Air Maroc ne prend aucune responsabilité si votre chien est blessé, volé, malade ou mort.
Required Documents to Fly Your Dog:
- Your dog must have all his vaccinations up to date
- If your dog travels within the European Union, he must have a microchip.
- For countries that offer them, dogs and cats must fly with their completed passports.
Requirements to Fly With a Dog for Free
Be careful: when it is said that some animals can travel for free with RAM, it does not mean that the airline provides the cage or bag for your pet! You have to come with your cage or your bag. Guide dogs that are certified can travel free of charge in the cabin on the entire Royal Air Maroc network without having to pay any fees.
How Much Does it Cost to Fly Your Dog Aboard Royal Air Maroc?
Cost of Flying With a Dog in Cabin
If you fly with a pet in the cabin weighing up to 5 kilograms (including a carrier bag), the cost is 55 euros for flights from Europe to the Maghreb (except Libya). The cost is 100 euros or 100 U.S. or 100 Canadian dollars (no conversion in place it would seem) for flights from North America to Africa (excluding the Maghreb), Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Qatar.
Cost of Flying a Dog in the Royal Air Maroc Cargo Hold
The cost depends on the weight of the animal:
- For a dog up to 23 kg, it is 50 euros for flights to Europe and 150 euros, CAD and USD for other types of flights (see definition in the cabin flight section).
- For an animal up to 46 kg, it is 150 euros or 250 CAD, euros or USD.
- For a very big dog, up to 70kgs, costs are between 250 euros and 450 euros, CAD or USD depending the type of flight.