New Restrictions coming out from Airlines

Pet Travel Restrictions

A big change was just announced this week which will will go into effect October 1st, 2016 with Delta (yes with less than 2 weeks notice) for pet travel.   Delta will no longer accept pets where any leg of the flight is longer than 12 hours.   They have also decided to have a complete SUMMER EMBARGO on all pet travel or transport with Delta from May 15 to September 15.   Snub nosed breeds of cats and dogs will no longer be able to fly at all with Delta.   Here is a listing of snub nosed, but it is always subject to change

EXAMPLES OF DOGS* EXAMPLES OF CATS*
Affenpinscher Lhasa Apso Burmese
American Bully Mastiff (all breeds) Exotic Shorthair
American Pit Bull Terrier Pekingese Himalayan
American Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull Persian
Boston Terrier Presa Canario
Boxer (all breeds) Pug (all breeds)
Brussels Griffin Shar Pei
Bulldog (all breeds) Shih Tzu
Cane Corso Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Chow Chow Tibetan Spaniel
Douge de Bordeaux
English Toy Spaniel (King Charles Spaniel)
Japanese Chin (Japanese Spaniel)

*The list is intended to show examples of breeds that are considered brachycephalic. It is NOT intended as a complete list.

Delta’s Pet Shipment Restrictions

How will this affect you?

Well, in Delta’s hubs like Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, JFK, and even Los Angeles we will have much fewer options for transporting pets, especially those that are snub nosed.   Now, the only domestic airline that will allow some snub nosed breeds is United Airlines.

Delta is also one of our few airlines we can still use domestically and internationally for our Military service members who are on PCS to allow pet travel as baggage and save on cargo cost.   No other domestic airlines allow this for a discounted rate.

As for our snub nosed breeds, well, come next summer we are exploring options of cross country routes to accommodate those pets who cannot travel via air.

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