While the world grows smaller each year, the options for flying with or shipping a cat are shrinking. American Airlines will not accept brachycephalic or snub-nosed cats (or dogs) as checked luggage on any of their airplanes.
The following is a list of brachycephalic cat breeds and any *mix* of will not be accepted:
And just so you don't think cats are the only ones being banned, below is a list of dog breeds that will not be accepted as checked baggage.
|Affenpinscher||Bulldog (All breeds)||Japanese Chin||Presa Canario|
|American Staffordshire Terrier||Cane Corso||Lhasa Apso||Pug (All breeds)|
|Boston Terrier||Dogo Argentino||Mastiff (All breeds)||Shar Pei|
|Boxer (All breeds)||Dogue De Bordeaux||Pekingese||Shih Tzu|
|Brussels||English Toy Spaniel||Pit Bull||Tibetan Spaniel|