Sherpa Delta Air Lines Deluxe Pet Carrier

Does the embargo on pets as checked baggage apply to Delta Connection carriers?
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Delta no longer allows pet carriers in First or Business Class. I am an employee of Delta and this new rule was established in 2011 and so far looks like it will stay.
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I love your blog, I’m so glad I found you! I think your Chloe is similar to my Chasca perhaps, is she a Tibetan Spaniel? I have a question because I am going to schedule a flight from St. Maarten to ATL on Delta and it says the planes are either Boeing 737 or 757 series. Can the ‘Delta Deluxe’ carrier be used on both these planes? I hope so. My dog is as tall at the shoulders as yours, so the heighth thing is a bit tricky. She is big boned, but not wide, at 22 pounds total. She can fit in the bag, not stand up totally, but she has plenty of space to lay down.
Finally, my question is if you have experience flying from these small Carribean islands, if they are nice when it comes time to boarding with the pets? Delta Pet Carrier
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For pets traveling in cabin/carry-on, they must be small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel under the seat in front of you. Maximum carry-on kennel dimensions are determined by your flight. You must contact Delta Reservations to determine the appropriate kennel size.With high-profile, air-travel-related pet deaths causing an outcry among pet lovers, carriers including Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines have changed some policies for carrying animals on board. But that also means it can now be more difficult, complicated and expensive to fly with a pet, be it for a long-distance move or for a family vacation.
Since Air France's requirements ask for a smaller crate than the largest maximum size allowed by Delta, in Margarita's case she would need to go with a smaller crate that would be allowed on both Delta and Air France. One option for her is a soft-sided pet travel carrier called the . The Sleepypod Air meets the size requirements for Delta and Air France, as it can be compressed to a size of 16" L x 10" W x 8" T. Once on the flight, the ends of the carrier can be expanded to a length of 22" to give pets a little extra leg room while still being small enough to fit underneath the seat in front of you. This could be a great option for Margarita's mini-Dachshund, since those types of dogs tend to be a little longer.

Whatever type of carrier your purchase, it's important to make sure that if you are going to purchase a carrier for in cabin travel, it will still need to be large enough for your pet to fit comfortably inside. If the airline feels that your pet is not in an adequately-sized travel carrier, then they typically will refuse it for shipment.
In February, Delta banned pets in the cabin in international business class. With the airline installing lie-flat seats in that section, space is limited for pet carriers under seats.Navigating the rules and restrictions for flying a pet on an airline can be tricky. As of last month, for example, Delta no longer carries pets as cargo or checked baggage on any flights on the Boeing 767.More than half of reported pet deaths on U.S. airlines last year were on Delta, according to federal data. But Delta said the number of pets that are injured or die on the airline is less than 0.2 percent of pets carried.