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Delta Airlines Pet Policy

While traveling with Delta Airlines with pets, you need to adhere to the Delta Airlines pet policy that has been formulated by the airline. The pointers about the policy with the airline are given here in detail for you to understand to have a smooth journey with the pets:

Carry-on pet policy:

The information on the carry-on pet policy with the airline is as follows:

  • The airline allows you to take small cats, dogs, and home birds in the cabin by making a payment of the one-way fee during check-in. Special care needs to be taken that the pet is in a ventilated kennel that would be kept beneath the seat in which you are sitting. 
  • Pets of at least 8 months of age are only allowed to be taken in the cabin for domestic travel planned.
  • Only one pet is allowed to be taken in a single kennel. The exception is made in the case of a dog or cat traveling with the litter, which is between 8 weeks and 6 months of age. No limit is set on the number of babies in the litter that can safely fit inside the cage. 

Seating space policy with carry-on pets:

If you are traveling with your carry-on pet, you will not be allowed to choose the bulkhead seats, emergency exit row seats, flat beds, or any seat designated as no stowage.

Pet policy pertaining to shipping the pets:

If you plan to ship your pets in cargo, they should meet specific requirements. The policy for the same is given here:

  • The pets that get shipped through the cargo need to be booked on the flight as a separate reservation. The reservation for the same cannot be made by a minimum of 14 days before the scheduled departure of the flight. 
  • You need to arrive at the cargo facility for Delta at least 4 to 6 hours prior to the departure time of the domestic flights and at least 6 hours prior to international travel time. The minimum time for check-in for pets is 2.5 hours and 4 hours for domestic and international travel, respectively. 
  • All the pets that are shipped via cargo should have a health certificate from an authorized veterinarian authorizing them to be medically fit for travel in the airline within 10 days of the travel time given.

How do I add a pet to my Delta flight?

The Delta Airlines pet travel policy and process allows you and your pet to have a trouble-free travel experience. To add a pet, you need to make a different pet reservation from the booking that you have made. For the same, you need to connect with the Delta Cargo Customer Service Center at +1-802-341-3403 or 1-800-352-2746 and make the requisite as per the pet carriage requirement that you have. Delta Airline would charge additional fees in accordance with the pet that you are traveling with. 

Can you bring pets on a plane, Delta?

Yes, Delta does allow you to bring pets on the plane. You would need to make the Delta Airlines pet fee the same, which varies depending on the pet you want to carry on the plane. For the same, you need to follow all the guidelines and policies formulated by the airline. 

How much does Delta charge for pets?

The Delta charge for pets varies depending on the pet type and the destination chosen to travel with. For the domestic destination you travel to, the fee ranges between 95 USD to 125 USD. A fee of 200 USD is levied on you if you are traveling with your pets to all the destinations traveled internationally. 

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