Shipping Your Pet with Delta Cargo
Our specialized shipping service Delta Cargo provides safe, reliable, year-round transportation, with service to address the needs of all pets that are shipped without their owners.
Review the following before booking: A separate booking from their flight itinerary is required.
How much does it cost to ship a dog by air?
The cost to ship a dog depends on the distance and needs of the dog. The average cost to ship a dog within 300 miles is $120 to $250. For longer distance shipments, the average cost is $270 to $500.
Which airlines are most pet friendly?
Most Pet Friendly US Airlines
- American Airlines: Best for West Coast Travel.
- United Airlines: Best for East Coast Travel.
- Delta Airlines Best for Large Pets.
- Southwest Airlines: Best for Cheap Pet Fees.
- JetBlue: Best for Pet Amenities.
- Allegiant Air: Best for Pet Check-in Process.
What airlines allow snub nosed dogs?
Generally speaking, we use pet friendly airlines like United, KLM, Lufthansa and British Airways whenever possible. Here is more information about flying with snub-nosed breeds, and here are a few frequently asked pet travel questions, including a discussion about whether or not your pet should actually fly.
Can you send a dog alone on a plane?
Hundreds of pets travel alone every day and arrive safely at their destination. Contact the Air Cargo department (not Reservation Department) of the airline you have chosen, and make a reservation for your pet’s travel. You will be charged based upon the combined weight of the pet and the kennel.
Is it safe to fly pets in cargo?
Undeniably, cargo is the more dangerous option for pet travel. The safest way for any animal to fly is in the cabin as carry-on luggage, provided that’s an option. Pets must remain in their carriers for the duration of the flight, and so should be able to stand up and turn around comfortably inside them.
How do dogs get shipped on planes?
Pets are placed in “hold 5”, at the rear of the plane. It is part of the cargo area underneath the cabin, but it is separated and it is heated. It is kept at the same temperature and pressure as the cabin, since the captain is notified of animals on board, and will make sure of this.