Delta Airlines understand that your pets are a part of your family. Delta Airlines want to ensure they are comfortable and safe while traveling. Delta Airlines welcome pets on flights, subject to Delta pet policy guidelines.
Delta Pet Policy Carry On or Shipping Pet
For a convenient and comfortable travel experience with small pets, Delta Airlines allows small dogs, cats, and household birds to travel in the cabin. A one-way fee is collected at check-in, and your pet must be able to fit in a small, ventilated pet carrier that fits under the seat in front of you.
To ensure your pet's well-being during the flight, please take note of the following requirements when traveling with a small pet as a carry-on:
- For domestic travel, your pet must be at least 10 weeks old.
- If traveling to the U.S. from another country, your pet must be 16 weeks old, and when traveling to the European Union, the minimum age requirement is 15 weeks.
- Generally, one pet is allowed per kennel. However, there are exceptions:
- A female cat or dog may travel with her un-weaned litter if the litter is between 10 weeks and 6 months of age.
- There is no limit on the number of animals in the litter.
- Two pets of the same breed and size, aged between 10 weeks and 6 months, may be allowed to travel in one kennel if they can comfortably fit and are compatible. They will be charged as a single pet.
It's important to note that pets in cabin kennels count as your carry-on item. Along with the kennel, you can bring one personal item onboard the aircraft.
Check the baggage allowances on your Delta Airlines ticket in the Delta Baggage Policy.
Delta Airlines Carry-On Pet Policy- Kennel Requirements
- When traveling with a pet in the cabin, the pet must always remain in the kennel.
- The kennel must fit under the seat before you and be well-ventilated.
- Delta pet policy does not allow pet owners to place more than one pet per kennel, except for animals of the same species that are small enough to fit comfortably in the carrier.
|Kennel Type||Maximum Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)||Maximum Weight|
|Hard-sided (in cabin)||18" x 14" x 8" (45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm)||16 lbs (7 kg)|
|Soft-sided (in cabin)||18" x 11" x 11" (45 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm)||16 lbs (7 kg)|
Delta Pet Travel Onboard Experience with Your Pet
- Delta Airlines Pet travel policies ensures that both you and your pet have a comfortable onboard experience.
- The airline allows pets to remain in their kennels throughout the flight.
- The kennel must remain under the seat in front of you and should not block any emergency exits.
Here are some additional tips for traveling with your pet on Delta Airlines:
- Choose a flight that has a direct route. This will minimize the amount of time your pet is in the air.
- Avoid flying during hot or cold weather. Extreme temperatures can be dangerous for pets.
- Bring plenty of food and water for your pet. You may also want to bring a bowl to feed and water your pet.
- Take your pet for a walk before and after your flight. This will help to keep your pet calm and comfortable.
- Be patient and understanding. Traveling with a pet can be stressful for both you and your pet. Be patient and understanding with your pet, and they will appreciate it.
Delta Airlines Pet Fees
|Type of travel||Fee|
|In-cabin (carry-on)||$125 each way|
|Checked baggage||$200 - $500 each way|
|Cargo|| $200 - $500 each way|
Here are some additional things to remember about Delta Airlines pet fees:
- The fee is non-refundable.
- The fee must be paid when booking your flight.
- There is a limit of two pets per passenger.
- Pets must be in a kennel that meets Delta Airlines' requirements.
- Pets must have a valid health certificate and proof of up-to-date vaccinations.
- Pets are not allowed on all flights.
*Please note that Delta Airlines may have additional rules and restrictions for traveling with pets, such as breed restrictions and size limitations.
Delta Airlines Carry-On Pet Exceptions
- Snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats are not allowed to travel as checked baggage or cargo due to the risk of respiratory problems.
- Pets that are over the weight or size limit are not allowed to travel as a carry-on.
- Pets that are aggressive or disruptive are not allowed to travel as a carry-on.
- Pets not in a kennel meeting Delta Airlines' requirements cannot travel as a carry-on.
- Pets that do not have a valid health certificate and proof of up-to-date vaccinations are not allowed to travel as a carry-on.
- Pets that are not allowed on all flights are not allowed to travel as a carry-on.
Checking In with Your Carry-On Pet
- Pet owners must present their pet's health certificate and vaccination record when checking in for their flight.
- Additionally, the pet carrier must be clean, leak-proof, and well-ventilated.
Check the Delta Airlines Check-in policy.
Delta Airlines Pet Travel- International & Connection
Delta Airlines' pet policy limits the number of total pets per flight to ensure the comfort of all customers. This prevents potential problems, such as pets becoming disruptive or aggressive, making noise, and disturbing other passengers.
|Airlines||# of Pets Allowed Within Each Cabin||Allows Pets, as Checked Baggage or Cargo,||Accepts Extra-Large or Giant Kennels||# of Kennels Accepted per Flight||Maximum Kennel Weight|
|Sky West Airlines||2||Yes||No||1 Large or 2 Medium or 2 Small or 1 Small and 1 Medium||100 lbs. (45kg)|
|Endeavor Air||2||Yes||No||1 Extra Large or 2 Large or 4 Large||100 lbs. (45kg)|
|Compass Airlines||2||Yes||No||1 Large or 2 Medium or 2 Small or 1 Small and 1 Medium||100 lbs. (45kg)|
|GoJet||Only One per Passenger||Yes||No||1 Large or 2 Medium or 2 Small or 1 Small and 1 Medium||100 lbs. (45kg)|
Note: **Checked baggage or cargo options are available for all airlines listed.
Check the baggage allowances on your Delta ticket.
Delta Pet Policy - Trained Service Animals
Delta Airlines' pet policy allows trained service animals to travel in the aircraft's cabin free of charge. Service animals are dogs individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of tasks that a service animal may be trained to perform include:
- Guiding people who are blind or have low vision
- Alerting people who are deaf or hard of hearing to important sounds
- Pulling wheelchairs or providing physical support
- Providing emotional support
To travel with a service animal on Delta Airlines, you must:
- Provide documentation from a doctor or other healthcare professional verifying that you have a disability and that the animal is trained to do work or perform tasks for you because of your disability.
- Check in with your service animal at least 48 hours before your flight.
- Keep your service animal on a leash or harness at all times during your flight.
- Clean up after your service animal if it makes a mess.
Delta Airlines does not allow emotional support animals to travel in the aircraft's cabin. Emotional support animals are defined as animals that provide comfort or companionship to people but are not trained to perform specific tasks.
Delta Airlines Sky Club® Pets
- Delta Airlines welcomes pets into the Delta Sky Club lounges. Still, there are some guidelines that pet owners must follow.
- Only small dogs, cats, and birds are allowed inside the Delta Sky Club.
- The pet must remain in its carrier at all times.
- The carrier must fit under the seat before the pet owner.
- The pet owner must clean up after their pet and ensure the carrier remains clean and well-ventilated.
- If the pet becomes disruptive, the Delta Sky Club staff may ask pet owners to relocate them to a designated pet relief area.
Delta Airlines is committed to ensuring pets travel safely and comfortably with us. Delta airline's pet policy is designed to ensure the safety and comfort of all our human and animal passengers.