DELTA AIRLINES PET POLICY
FLY WITH A SMALL DOG, CAT OR BIRD
IN THE CABIN
Delta permits small cats, dogs and household birds to travel in the cabin on flights within the United States (excluding Hawaii), Canada, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A fee will be collected at the time of check in. If your pet meets the requirements listed in Delta Airlines pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. Carriers can be rigid or flexible and must have a waterproof bottom, adequate ventilation and secure fasteners. (Zippers are preferable.)
Pets must be at least 8 weeks old and their carrier must fit comfortably under the seat in front of you. Your pet airline carrier will count as a piece of carry-on luggage. You must check in at the passenger counter as animals are not checked in at curbside.
Two pets of the same size and species (generally puppies, kittens or toy dogs) may be allowed in one pet carrier, provided there is adequate room in the carrier for them to stand up and turn around.
You must notify Delta Airlines that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations cannot be made online. We suggest that you make your airline reservations as far ahead as possible as there are a limited number of pets allowed in the cabin of each flight.
FLY WITH A LARGER DOG OR
CAT OR OTHER ANIMAL IN CARGO
If your pet is too large to fit under the seat in the cabin, it is an animal other than a small dog, cat or bird such as a guinea pig, rabbit, or hamster or if it is a very long flight, Delta Airlines may transport your pet as checked baggage or manifest cargo in a section of the aircraft according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin.
Delta will not transport pets as checked baggage between the period of May 15 through September 15. During that time, pets must fly under the policies of Delta Cargo unless the weather is extreme. If, at any point,(origination/transit/destination) during your pet's transport, the temperature for the day is forecast to be less than 10°F (-12°C) or greater than 85°F (29°C), your pet will be refused transport as checked baggage. There are no exceptions to these temperature restrictions.
When flying as checked baggage, you will check in your pet at the passenger ticket counter in an IATA compliant pet crate at which time you will pay the fee for transport. In order to travel as checked baggage, the weight of your pet and its carrier should not exceed 75 pounds otherwise your pet will travel via Delta Cargo.
Delta will not ship the following dog breeds as checked baggage:
Dangerous Dog Breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Bullmastiff, Dogo Argentino, Dogo de Burdeos, Fila Brasileiro, Mastin Napolitano, De Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Tosa Japones.
Snub Nosed (Brachycephalic) Breeds (Dogs): American Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffin, Bulldog, Chinese Pug, Chow Chow, Dutch Pug, English Bulldog, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Lhasa Apso, Japanese Boxer, Japanese Pug, Japanese Spaniel (Chin), Mastiff (all breeds), Pekinese, Pit Bull, Pug, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel
Snub Nosed Breeds (Cats): Bermese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian
WHEN YOU CANNOT FLY WITH YOUR PET OR YOU ARE FLYING TO A COUNTRY THAT
REQUIRES THAT YOUR PET ENTER AS MANIFEST CARGO
Delta Cargo serves United States, South America, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Canada, Australia, Asia and Africa. They will ship all warm blooded mammals and birds including show or exhibition animals. Delta Cargo will not ship primates, including lemurs, monkeys, orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, dangerous or offensive animals, unhealthy animals or pets that will be banned by the country of destination.
Pets must be at least 8 weeks old and weaned for domestic travel. For international travel, your pet must be at least 15 weeks old. Check in locations will vary by airport depending on the location of the cargo office.
Delta Cargo will not accept English Bulldogs unless they are under 6 months of age. Other snub nosed breeds are accepted as long as they are in good health and temperatures do not exceed 75 degrees anywhere on the route.
AIRLINE FORMS REQUIRED
Delta Cargo will require a Airline Health Certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Also required are proof of vaccinations (dog, cat and ferret) and pet passport documents for the country your pet is traveling to (international travel only).
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