Airlines Pet Policy

Delta Airlines Pet Policy

Delta Airlines offers a pet-friendly travel experience, allowing passengers to fly with their beloved pets. With a well-established Pet Travel Program, Delta aims to ensure the comfort and safety of both animals and their owners during the journey. By adhering to these guidelines explained on this page by AirCancellation, passengers can enjoy peace of mind while traveling with their furry companions aboard Delta Airlines flights.


What does the Delta Airlines pet policy state?

Delta Airlines Pet Policy welcomes small dogs, cats, and household birds on board to select destinations with their pet-friendly policy. To ensure a safe and comfortable journey, all pets must travel in an appropriate pet carrier. For domestic travel, pets must be at least 10 weeks old, and if traveling to the U.S. from another country, they should be at least 16 weeks old. Similarly, when traveling to the EU, pets must be at least 15 weeks old.

Passengers are permitted to bring one pet carrier on board, but in certain cases, multiple pets can travel together in one carrier. For instance, a female cat or dog can travel with her un-weaned litter, without a limit on the number of kittens or puppies, as long as they are between 10 weeks to six months old. Additionally, two pets of the same breed and size, aged between 10 weeks and six months, can share one pet carrier as long as they comfortably fit.

Passengers should avoid selecting seats at the bulkhead and emergency exit rows. Additionally, seats designated as "no stowage" (rows 30 to 35 on A330-200 aircraft, rows 30 to 43 on A330-300 aircraft, and center seats on B757-200 aircraft) are also not suitable for pet travel. Carry-on pets are not allowed in cabins with flat-bed seats, international business class, international Delta One, or Delta Premium Select.

To ensure a smooth journey for you and your furry friends, it's always a good idea to review Delta's latest pet policy guidelines before booking your flight or contact AirCancellation at +1-888-826-0067 directly to get the latest information on their pet policy for your specific travel date and destination.


What are the kennel requirements for pets flying with Delta?

To ensure the safe and comfortable travel of all pets on a Delta flight, it is essential that they are transported in an appropriate pet carrier or kennel. Throughout the boarding process, during the flight, and while in Delta lounges, all pets must remain inside their carriers.

Delta Airlines generally recommends a soft-sized kennel with maximum dimensions of 18 inches by 11 inches by 11 inches. However, some seats may offer additional under-seat storage space, allowing for a larger kennel. When you contact Delta to add your pet to your reservation, the agent will take note of your kennel's dimensions for reference. Moreover, for:

1.Cabin Travel (in-cabin pet):

  • The kennel must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of the passenger.
  • The kennel should be well-ventilated and leak-proof.
  • The kennel must have enough room for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably.


2.Checked Baggage:

  • Delta Airlines may accept pets as checked baggage on certain flights and destinations.
  • The kennel must comply with International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.
  • The kennel must be sturdy, secure, and properly ventilated.


How much does it cost to travel with pets on Delta Airlines flights?

The cost of traveling with pets on Delta Airlines varied depending on the type of pet transportation and the flight route. Please note that airline policies and fees can change over time, so it's essential to verify the current costs on Delta's official website or by contacting the airline at +1-888-826-0067 directly.

The fees for bringing pets in the cabin vary based on your travel itinerary. For flights to/from the U.S.A, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, there is a pet fee of $95. For flights outside the U.S., the pet fee is $200, and for flights to Brazil, the pet fee is $75. Here's an overview of the pet transportation fees on Delta Airlines:


Cabin Travel (in-cabin pet):

  • For pets traveling in the cabin with their owners, the fee was typically around $125 each way within the United States.


Checked Baggage:

  • The fee for transporting pets as checked baggage usually ranged from $125 to $200 each way within the United States.


Which destinations can my pets fly on Delta flights?

When traveling with a pet on Delta Airlines to destinations outside the U.S., there are important restrictions to consider:

  • Household birds are allowed only on domestic U.S. flights, with exceptions for Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
  • Pets cannot accompany passengers to Hawaii, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
  • Travel with pets is not permitted to or from Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prohibits dogs from entering the U.S. if they are coming from high-risk rabies countries, such as Egypt.
  • Due to the potential for changes in country regulations, it is crucial to review Delta's international pet travel restrictions before your journey.

Keep in mind that when traveling with a pet on Delta, the pet carrier will be considered one of your carry-on items. In addition to the pet carrier, you are allowed to bring one personal item on board. By adhering to these guidelines, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey for both you and your furry friend on your Delta flight. For further details, you can reach out to +1-888-826-0067 at any time of the day as AirCancellation is there for you 24/7.

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