There are many convenient pet travel options available to owners who wish to travel with their pets. Although no one wants to view their pet as a piece of luggage, passengers can book their pet onto a Delta flight as checked luggage. Read on to learn how to choose the checked luggage option for your pet on board a Delta flight.
Delta Pet Travel
Delta Airlines accepts domestic pets such as cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits as checked luggage. However, primates such as lemurs, monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees are not allowed to travel as checked luggage on board a Delta flight. A total of two kennels per flight are permitted. Large kennels cannot be shipped as checked luggage, but must be shipped as cargo.
Pet Travel Embargo
A travel embargo is in force during the warmer summer months when temperatures are between 29C (85F) from May 15 through to September 15, as extreme heat can place animals in danger of death on board the aircraft. If you plan to travel during this time, you will not be allowed to travel with your pets as checked luggage. You may be able to fit your pets into the travelpro maxlite but that is not the safest thing to do.
Pet Travel Embargo Exceptions
However, there is an exception to the rule. Military or civilian government personnel on orders with pets coming from another country or from Hawaii to the Continental United States are permitted to check their pets as baggage during the pet travel embargo period.
Pet Comfort and Safety
Passengers must ensure their pet’s comfort and safety during travel by preparing for the flight through careful advance preparation. Pets travel in a temperature-controlled environment. However, air travel can still be a stressful experience for pets. That is why pet owners should review the current weather conditions, health condition of their pet and abide by the kennel requirements and restrictions for domestic pets before they book their flight and make travel plans for their pet.
Contact the reservations department at Delta to discuss your travel options and to find out more about the price of flying with your pets as checked luggage, transfers with pets, time restrictions, kennel size and so forth.