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Top 4 Pet Carriers For Delta Air Lines

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Delta Air Lines is the third-best airline in the United States for traveling with a pet, according to Nerdwallet. The most pet-friendly airline in the country is Alaska Airlines followed by American Airlines. I have written articles on the top 6 pet carriers for Alaska Airlines flights and the top 6 pet carriers for American Airlines

Today, I'm going to make a meticulous list of the top pet carriers that Delta Air Lines accepts. Delta accepts cats, household birds, and small dogs to travel in the cabin for a one-way fee. The airline accepts soft-sided ventilated pet carriers in which your pet must be able to fit.

Additionally, the carrier must fit underneath the seat directly in front of you. For carry-on pets, Delta recommends a soft-sided pet carrier with a maximum dimensions of 18 x 11 x 11 inches (Length x Width x Height). Pet carriers of these dimensions fit most aircraft types. If your pet is not small enough to travel as a carry-on, you may be able to ship it with Delta Cargo. But unfortunately, Delta says they are only allowing the shipment of pets for active U.S. Military, until further notice. Meanwhile, you can ship your pet with Alaska or American Airlines.

Below are the top pet carriers that meet Delta Air Lines's recommended size for carry-on pets.

1. Mr. Peanut's Expandable Airline-Approved Soft-Sided Pet Carrier

Mr. Peanut's pet carrier for Delta Air Lines

Measuring 18 inches in length, 10 inches in width, and 11 inches in height, Mr. Peanut's pet carrier meets Delta's specific requirements (18 x 11 x 11 inches). Weighing only 2.7 pounds, this carrier is designed to comfortably accommodate pets up to 16" L x 10" H and up to 15 pounds. For proper ventilation and to meet all airline regulations, Mr. Peanut's pet carrier features breathable mesh on all sides.

Key Features and Specs

  • Brand: Mr. Peanut's
  • Dimensions: 18"L x 10"W x 11"H
  • Target species: Cats and small dogs
  • Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • A removable fleece travel bed
  • Padded shoulder strap
  • Mesh storage for treats
  • Seatbelt attachments

2. Petsfit's Airline-Approved Pet Carrier

Petsfit's Airline-Approved Pet Carrier

I would say this carrier is designed with Delta's carrier size requirements in mind since it is 18 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 11 inches high. Weighing 2.55 pounds, this carrier can accommodate pets within 14" L x 9" H. The carrier has two openings and is ventilated on five sides. It comes with a removable washable soft fleece pad and features a side pocket for your pet supplies.

3. Petskd's Top and Side Expandable Pet Carrier

Petskd's Top and Side Expandable Pet Carrier

If unexpanded, the size of this carrier is 17" x 11" x 9.5", which conforms to Delta's carrier size recommendation. Its expanded dimensions are 17" L×(11+5.5)" W×(9.5+3.5)" H. Mainly designed for Delta Air Lines, this carrier has mesh ventilation on five sides and three openings. To ensure pet safety, each opening has two non-slip zippers. This top-and-side expandable pet carrier is recommended for pets that are 15 inches long and 9 inches tall.

4. Henkelion's Cat and Dog Carrier

Henkelion's Cat and Dog Carrier

Dimensions: 17" long x 11" wide x 11" high. This medium pet carrier from Henkelion is designed for small and medium pets that are 15 inches long and 9 inches tall. Made of durable and lightweight polyester fabric, this pet carrier is ventilated on four sides. Customers like the carrier's sturdiness, which means it is designed to last.

Final Thoughts

As one of the pet-friendly airlines in the country, Delta Air Lines has a first-come, first-serve policy for pets in the cabin. To ensure the comfort of all passengers, Delta also has a limit on the total number of pets allowed on each flight. If your pet is small enough to stay comfortably in an 18 x 11 x 11 inches pet carrier and you have a reservation, you can contact Delta Reservations to book your pet. The airline requires that you have your pet carrier dimensions (length, width, and height) handy when you call.


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