Delta Air Lines is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline operates extensive domestic and international flights serving all continents except Antarctica. Delta Air Lines and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights a day. It is also the 6th oldest operating airline by foundation date and the oldest airline operating in the U.S. dating back to 1925 with crop duster planes and passenger planes beginning in 1929.

Delta Air Lines Pet Policy

The rules for pet transportation vary depending on your country and destination. On some air-crafts and certain destinations, pets my be restricted or limited. When booking your flights, indicate whether or not you plan to travel with your pet to find out whether pets are allowed and if they can travel in the cabin. There are several options for transporting your pet with Delta Pet First Service™ if your pet can not travel on the same flight as you.

Transport Rules

  • A health certificate is required when shipping pets as cargo and must be issued within 10 days of travel.
  • Delta does not require a health certificate for pets traveling in the cabin but the certificate may required by the state you are traveling to.
  • The kennel must be large enough to allow your pet to stand up, turn around, and sit without its head touching the top.
  • Reptiles, amphibians, and fish are only accepted as air cargo, and can not be carried onto the plane or checked as baggage.

Pets in the Cabin: Delta Air Lines Policy

With prior approval from booking your tickets, you may transport in the cabin:

  • Dogs and cats must be older than 10 weeks and have proof of required vaccinations to travel
  • Your pet must be 16 weeks old if traveling to the U.S. from other countries and must be at least 15 weeks old for European Union travel.
  • One pet per reserved seat
  • Your pet must be small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel and under the seat directly in front of you
    • Hard-Sided: 19in/23cm (height), 15.5in/40cm (width), 21.5in/55cm (length)
    • Soft-Sided: 10.5in/27cm (height), 15.5in/40cm (width), 21.5in/55cm (length)
  • Your pet in the cabin counts as a one piece of carry-on baggage

Pets in the Cabin: Fees

Dogs, cats and household birds can travel with you in the cabin for a one-way fee, collected at check in, to/from the following destinations:

  • U.S./Canada: $125 USD/CAD
  • Virgin Islands: $200 USD/CAD
  • Puerto Rico: $125 USD/CAD
  • Outside the U.S.: $200 USD/CAD/EUR
  • Brazil: $75 USD
    • Pets as Checked Baggage:

      Delta does not accept pets as checked baggage, but will continue to transport allowable pets in aircraft cabins. Delta will also accept shipment of pets for travel within the United States as freight through Delta Cargo.

      For more details about Delta Air Lines’ pet policies, please see this page of the Delta Air Lines website

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4 thoughts on “Delta Airlines

  1. Yes my name is Stacy Marshall and my dog will be traveling with me on the 8th of September. But need to know what size traveling kennel do i need for him he is small i need to know the size so that i can get the kennel

  2. Yes I need to know how my grandson can get his hamster from New Hampshire to Utah. He is flying on Delta July 16th. Thank you.

  3. We need to bring our two cats (in the cabin) back to Taiwan next Jan. I plan to take Delta from Detroit to JFK, then take Korean Air to TPE.

    Shall I pay to both airlines? And for Korean Air, they don’t count the pet as a carry-on. But Delta does. How do I do the reservation?

    Thank you very much.