Delta Waives Pet Fees for Hurricane Irma Evacuees

Sep 7, 2017

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Among the choices of what to bring with you when evacuating, the furry (and reptile) members of your family usually are near the top of many people’s lists. However, if you’re evacuating by air, families face the added expense and trouble of having to pay for these family members to come along — in addition to what could be extraordinarily high costs for the humans’ tickets.

That is, unless you’re evacuating on Delta. Now through September 12, Delta is waiving all pet-in-cabin and checked pet baggage fees for travelers leaving from — or returning to — 27 airports across Florida, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

Here’s a map of the covered airports:

Delta pet fee waiver

There are no stated restrictions on the distance that you can travel with these waived fees. However, if you’re crossing national borders, you’ll want to be sure to check regulations and bring required documentation to ensure that your pet will be able to enter the country with you.

As animal lovers here at TPG, we applaud this move by Delta. While evacuees would be likely to pay whatever fees are required to keep their pets with them, this gesture demonstrates that the airline is doing what it can to make evacuating a bit easier.

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