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Pet Friendly Airline Series: A Look at Delta

Monday, May 23, 2011 by Pet Friendly Airlines

delta cargo logoSo far in our Pet Friendly Airline Series we've spotlighted Lufthansa, JetBlue and Continental. For the final week in the series, we're going to mix things up a little by focusing on a few other high-profile airlines. They just released an announcement regarding summer pet travel, so today we're taking a quick look at Delta Airlines.

Though PetRelocation.com doesn't use Delta and they don't exactly have a clean track record regarding transportation, it's still worth knowing about their services. Delta Cargo recently announced the launch of its Summer Live Animal Program, which will be in effect from May 15 through October 15, 2011. This program is dedicated to safely shipping animals in select cities during the hottest months of the year.

Specifically, this  means that extra attention will be paid to pets flying this summer. Climate-controlled vans operated by specially-trained employees will pick up and deliver all warm-blooded animals when they're traveling to and from the aircraft, the animal holding areas and the cargo facilities. Exceptions to this pet program apply to snub-nosed dogs and cats, which will not be accepted when temperatures exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Travelers interested in flying their pets with Delta Cargo this summer should pre-book their pets with the Delta Cargo Call Center, who can be reached at 1.888.736.3738 or 1.800.352.2746.

Find out more about flying pets with Delta, and be sure to post your questions in the comments section!

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