Changes to Delta’s Live Animal Shipping Program

Today, Delta Airlines announced changes to its Live Animal shipping program. Effective October 1, 2016 there are significant changes being made to the Delta Cargo Variation Live Program. These changes include the following:

  • Snub-nosed breeds of cats and dogs (and mixes of those breeds) will no longer be accepted as cargo. Please note that our snub-nosed breed list has been updated.
  • Temperature restrictions will be in place only allowing acceptance between 10 F/-12 C and 85F/29 C for warm-blooded animals (a few exceptions apply). This eliminates the Summer Live Animal Program in the future.
  • Warm-blooded animals, including commercial shipments, will not be permitted on flights with an average flight duration of 12 hours or more.

Delta Cargo is focused on providing the safest and most effective transportation for your animals. This change is being implemented in an effort to reduce risk to live animals.

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