The Delta Airlines pet policy is as follows:
In accordance with the final rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Delta will no longer recognize emotional support animals as service animals beginning January 11, 2021. Also, Delta will only accept trained service animals that are dogs. Customers traveling with a trained service dog(s), regardless of breed, must complete the required DOT form(s).
Due to changing flight schedules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Cargo will temporarily embargo all PET shipments until further notice. The embargo applies to all live animals transported in cargo under the PET product code throughout the domestic and international network.
Dogs, cats and household birds are accepted in the aircraft cabin. They must be able to fit in a small, ventilated pet carrier that fits under the seat in front of you.
Pets are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Delta in advance at 800-221-1212 to arrange to bring your pet on board. Delta limits the number of total pets per flight.
Household birds permitted on domestic U.S. flights only excluding Hawaii, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
Delta does not allow pit bull type dogs as pet in cabin.
For any travel to or from the following destinations — with the exception of service animals — pets must travel as cargo and are not permitted in the cabin: Australia, Barbados, Dakar, Dubai, Hong Kong, Iceland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates.
For travel to Hawaii, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin and other restrictions may apply.
If your pet doesn’t fit in a carrier in the seat in front of you, you can ship your pet with Delta Cargo.
Only warm-blooded mammals and birds considered to be personal pets or show/exhibition animals will be accepted in the cargo hold.
Delta and Delta Cargo will no longer accept warm blooded animals on flights with an average flight time of greater than 12 hours. Delta does not ship pets during extreme weather. Delta Cargo only accepts international pet shipments from known shipping companies.
Taking a pet to a foreign country involves preparation and planning far in advance of your departure date. Requirements for pet travel to a foreign country are set by the destination country. If you are you traveling to another country and bringing along your pet you’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting.
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