Delta Airlines provides one of the most accessible air transit services available. Known for numerous travel destinations and relatively low rates, millions of passengers board Delta flights every year. The airline is also a popular choice among pet parents wanting to bring Fido or Fluffy on vacation. Delta Airlines pet policy permits animals to travel both in the cabin and as cargo, accommodating most breeds and sizes.  

The airline takes these policies very seriously. Their goal is to ensure safety and comfort for both two- and four-legged passengers. Delta pet policies are designed and deployed to accommodate safe travel regardless of destination.  

Here is what you need to know about Delta Airlines pet policies.

  • Flying with Pets in the Cabin: To fly within the cabin, your animal must be small enough to fit comfortably in a carrier under the seat. To ensure your pet can successfully fly within the aircraft cabin, read about Delta’s in-cabin pet policies.  
  • Cargo Pet Travel: Delta provides a cargo option for animals too large to fly in the cabin. Though this option is more inclusive than in-cabin transit, it comes with its own set of restrictions. To make sure you can successfully fly your pet in cargo, read about Delta’s cargo pet policies 
  • Service Animal Policies: Assistance animals are welcome to travel with passengers who have disabilities. Delta no longer recognizes emotional support animals as service animals. Certain exemptions are provided to service animals, but some rules and restrictions still apply. Learn about specific Delta Airlines service animal policies. To determine if your dog qualifies to be certified as a Psychiatric Service Dog and can be accepted as such on Delta Airlines, you can visit Pettable’s PSD service.

Other Delta Airlines Pet Policies  

The Delta Airlines pet policy is fairly standard as far as U.S.-based airlines go. Their cargo handlers receive special training to facilitate safe and comfortable handling, and their in-cabin accommodations extend to service animals. If you are looking for that last piece of research before booking your flight, visit their pet policy webpage for helpful to-do lists. 

If you are flying Delta within the United States, we recommend using our Airport Travel Guide to find maps of pet relief areas and cargo facility locations for all U.S. airports.  


Important Contact Information 

U.S. Domestic Flights: 800-221-1212  

International Flights: 800-241-4141  

Pet Cargo: 800-DL-CARGO (800-352-2746)