Pet Travel: Flying with Dogs, Cats & More : Delta Air Lines

Why does it cost AirTran $70 to carry a pet one way, but Delta charges $150?
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American still allows animals to travel as carry-on or checked baggage, or with American Airlines Cargo. Delta’s new guidelines are in line with United’s pet policy; JetBlue and Southwest only allow animals to travel with their owners on the plane.
Feb 1, 2017 - When flying Delta, your pet can travel with you as a carry-on for a one-way $125 fee for a domestic flight
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Delta's website says that as of March 1, 2016, it will no longer put pets in the cargo hold. Cats and dogs small enough to fit in a carrier under the seat can still be brought on board as carry-on luggage, but if you were hoping to take your yellow lab to Yellowstone, you're going to have to make other plans. Exceptions to the rule include the pets of military members who are being transferred, and "service and emotional support animals."Delta also will generally not carry pets as checked baggage from May 15 through Sept. 15, or anytime when the outside temperature is above 85 degrees or below 10 degrees at any point the plane is on the ground during the trip.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.United allows pets to travel as a carry-on item for a $125 fee each way. They must fit in a soft-sided or hard-sided kennel that can be stored under the seats and provide pets enough room to stand and turn around. Service animals are not required to fly in a kennel, but therapy animals must follow the same rules as regular pets. All service animals must have certifications given to United before flying. United follows a similar policy to Delta: pets cannot fly in the cargo hold and must remain in a kennel unless they are certified as a service animal. Please make sure to the airline before planning to travel with your pets.When flying Delta, your pet can travel with you as a carry-on for a one-way $125 fee for a domestic flight. It must fit in a small kennel with space to move around inside; the kennel must fit under your seat for the duration of the flight. Your pet must be at least 15 weeks old if flying domestically, and only one pet may travel with you as a carry-on. An exception for this rule can be made if your female dog or cat is weaning a litter between 10 weeks and 6 months old. Larger animals must be placed in the cargo hold for the duration of the flight. Delta recommends you follow the carry-on policy for smaller animals or send them to your destination through another service if you are worried about their safety. Please make sure to the airline before planning to travel with your pets.Except to prohibited destinations (check Delta’s website for a complete list), you can carry your pet on board if he’s at least 10 weeks old and you’re traveling within the US, to Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or Brazil. Advance reservations are required, accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. The total number of carry-on pets is limited, with different allocations for different seating/ticket classes.