Delta Air Lines, Inc. To Change Pet Policy

Starting in March of 2016, Delta Air Lines, Inc. will no longer allow pets to be checked as baggage.

Animals that can’t fit under their owner’s seat while in a carrier will have to fly on Delta’s cargo service, which is pricier and more inconvenient, as the cargo flight may not arrive at the desired destination at the same time as the owner’s flight.

Animals that can fit under their owner’s seat while in a carrier will still be able to fly with their owners for a fee.

Emotional support animals, service animals, and animals belonging to certain military members will be allowed to be checked as baggage on Delta flights.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. isn’t the first airline to prohibit pets to be checked as baggage. United Air Lines also has this policy.

Do you think other airlines will follow Delta Air Lines, Inc.’s and United Air Lines’ footsteps in pet protocols on flights?

Does this change in regulations affect your use of Delta Air Lines, Inc.? Let me know in the comments, and be sure to share this with your friends and family so they’re aware of Delta’s changes.

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