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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current airline regulations. We cannot predict how a given airline may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to deny boarding for your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by carefully following the rules of the airline you are using.

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Airline Pet Policy Northwest Airlines

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Northwest Airlines is now flying under the banner of Delta Airlines.

If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in Northwest pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. You must notify Northwest that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations cannot be made online.

If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, if it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Northwest Airlines 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. TIP: Be sure to tell the Captain of the aircraft that your pet is flying in the cargo hold so that they can be sure to keep the temperature at the proper level. Find more tips on airline pet travel in cargo.

If your pet is traveling in the cargo section, whether through the cargo department or as checked baggage, it must be in a pet crate that is IATA compliant. Learn more about IATA compliant pet crates.  We also suggest that you consider crate hardware for your pet's crate as more airlines are requiring it. Once you receive your crate, you will need to acclimate your dog or cat to it before traveling. Our guide for preparing your pet and its crate for travel is helpful, especially for first time pet travelers. Download Preparing Your Pet and Its Crate for Travel.

Delta Airlines Pet Policy

Many airlines require a health certificate indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. A Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel is required by Northwest Airlines when your pet is traveling as manifest cargo.

If you are traveling to another country, Northwest Airlines will want to see that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a Veterinary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an Import Permit. Find pet passport forms and instructions in the Pet Travel Store.

When runway temperatures are above 84F (29C) degrees at the departure airport, Northwest Airlines may refuse to board your pet as cargo or checked baggage. When the weather is very cold with a runway temperature below 45F (7C) degrees at the time of departure, Northwest Airlines may require what is called an Acclimation Certificate. Learn more about the pet travel airline temperature restrictions.

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How much does it cost
Posted on 2013-04-28 19:39:09.0
who many pets can you have in the cabin? what are the carrier requirements
Posted on 2014-01-03 19:19:13.0
One pet per traveling adult passenger. Max number and carrier sizes vary per aircraft. Northwest was taken over by Delta. You can find more details here:
Posted on 2014-01-04 21:40:13.0
Do you ship puppies from Italy to the US and what are the requirements for entry to the US of an 8 week old puppy also the cost
Posted on 2014-10-28 18:02:13.0
Lisa - the US will not accept an 8 week old puppy that is not yet vaccinated (which must be done no sooner than 3 months of age) unless prior permission is obtained from the Center for Disease Control for home quarantine. Additionally, the airlines will not accept an 8 week old puppy on an international flight of that length. It is dangerous for the puppy. Best to wait until 3 months, then vaccinate and wait 30 more days prior to transport, if possible.
Posted on 2014-10-30 02:26:54.0
We can assist with the transport when the pups are old enough. You can always email us at
Posted on 2014-10-30 02:27:40.0
Can I bring my dog who is now 8 years old from Mumbai to New York.What are the basic requirements? Which air lines I need to book my ticket? My dog is vaccinated and healthy,what other certificates I need?
Posted on 2015-03-13 04:36:10.0
Do dogs insurance fry in cargo
Posted on 2015-04-07 00:19:44.0
How much does it cost to ship a pet? Anyone. .. I see they answer questions. Just not this one?
Posted on 2015-04-07 00:21:44.0

what are the standard measurements of the space under the seat, for pet travel by cabin?
Posted on 2016-03-16 10:46:05.0

check the link:
Posted on 2016-03-16 10:50:04.0
Posted on 2016-03-16 10:50:53.0

Laurie Pigeon thanks but this was from a year ago lol
Posted on 2016-03-16 11:29:30.0