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Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is undeniably one of the world's largest and most established airlines. They proudly serve some 160 million customers every year and feature an impressive global network which includes over 350 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. They are also one of the founding members of the SkyTeam alliance, one of the world's largest airline networks.

Delta is a very pet-friendly airline. They will allow dogs, cats, and some household birds to travel in the cabin of the aircraft, as long as there is room on the flight and pets meet the prerequisites for in-cabin travel. They will also accept cats, dogs, household birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and marmots as potential passengers in the hold of the aircraft*, so long as all carrier and travel requirements are met.

*Please see restrictions below

IN-CABIN CHECKED BAGGAGE
CARRIER SIZE Please contact customer service agent for details. Delta offers six different sizes of carrier. Contact Delta Reservations for specific carrier requirements.
CARRIER WEIGHT Please contact customer service agent for details. Please contact customer service agent for details.
CHARGES / FEES
*(one way fee)
Fees will range from $125 USD/CAD and up, depending on the point of departure and the destination. $200 USD/CAN/EUR.

Restrictions

  • For international flights, it is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority of any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • The number of pets travelling on any given flight is limited, so it is best to call ahead to ensure that your pet will have a place on your flight.
  • Certain snub-nosed (or brachycephalic) breeds of cats and dogs are not permitted as checked baggage, but they may be accepted for cargo transport with Delta's Pets First™ program. Please contact Delta Cargo for further information.
  • Restrictions related to extreme weather conditions apply to certain flights depending on the time of year, the point of departure, and/or the destination. Seasonal holiday restrictions may also apply.
  • Delta Cargo may be able to accommodate some other species of warm-blooded animals. Please contact a customer service agent for details.
  • Birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and marmots are permitted on domestic U.S. flights only.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

In the event that you are not able to travel with your pets, Delta Cargo offers several options for getting your animal friends where they need to go. Delta's Pet First™ service provides options for regional, national, and international pet travel. Their Live Animal program was designed specifically to provide a safe, comfortable, and reliable journey for pets travelling without their human companions.

They comply with all International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) standards and guidelines. Shipping rates vary depending on the point of origin and the destination, the type of animal being shipped, and the dimensions and/or weight of the carrier.

Some travel restrictions may apply. Please contact Delta Cargo for more information.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on flights operated by codeshare and interline partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • Delta Reservations and Customer Support: 800-221-1212 (for flights within the United States)
  • Delta Reservations and Customer Support: 800-241-4141 (for international flights)
  • Delta Cargo Customer Service: 888-736-3738
  • Delta's website: Click Here
  • Delta Cargo's website: Click Here
 
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