Delta Airlines Pet Policy
Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes (Certain Flights)
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? Yes
Does Delta Cargo transport other types of pets? Yes
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in Delta Airlines pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. The carrier must have a waterproof bottom, have room for your pet to stand up and turn around, must fasten securly and have adequate ventilation.
Pets Allowed: Small cats, dogs and household birds traveling on flights within the United States (excluding Hawaii), Canada, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Pets are not permitted in the cabin in First Class, Business Class or Business Elite on any international flights. There may be certain domestic flights where this restriction applies.
Route Restrictions: Delta will not transport pets in the cabin to the following destinations: Australia, Barbados, Dakar, Dubai, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
Reservations: 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.
Cost: $125USD (US, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands) $200USD international $75USD Brazil.
Carrier Requirements: 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.) Carrier measurements will vary depending on the aircraft serving the route.
There is one pet permitted per passenger unless you are carrying a mother cat or dog with her unweaned litter. 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.
Age: Pets must be at least 10 weeks old.
Check-In: You will check in at the passenger counter
as animals are not checked in at curbside. A fee will be collected at
the time of check in. Your pet airline carrier will count as a piece of
If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Delta may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin.
Pets Allowed: Cats, dogs, household birds*, guinea pigs*, rabbits*, hamsters* and marmots*. *Domestic flights only.
Route Restrictions: Pets are not permitted to fly as checked baggage to Hong Kong, South Africa or the United Kingdom. Pets can also not be accommodated on Boeing 767 aircraft. Pets cannot be accommodated as checked baggage on Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Reservations: Must be made 48 hours in advance. Maximum of 2 pets per flight.
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.
More than one pet is permitted to travel in one crate if it is a mother with
an unweaned litter or 2 pets weighing less than 20 pounds each and are
between 10 weeks and 6 months of age.
Temperature Restrictions: 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 10Â°F (-12Â°C) or greater than 85Â°F (29Â°C), your pet will be refused transport as checked baggage. There are no exceptions to these temperature restrictions.
Breed Restrictions: 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
Forms Required: Health Certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel.
Delta Cargo serves United States, South America, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Canada, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Pets Allowed: all warm blooded mammals and birds including show or exhibition animals. Delta Cargo will not ship dangerous or offensive animals,
unhealthy animals or pets that will be banned by the country of destination.
Age: Pets must be at least 10 weeks old and weaned for domestic or international travel.
Check in: locations will vary by airport depending on the location of the cargo office.
Breed Restrictions: 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.
Temperature Restrictions: see checked baggage above.
Forms Required: Delta Cargo will require a Airline Health Certificate issued within 10 days of arrival. 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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