Delta Further Restricts Emotional Support Animal Policy, Forbids ‘Pit Bull Type’ Dogs
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Just five months after outlining its new service animal policy, Delta is further restricting what animals it will allow on its aircraft and how many each passenger can bring.
On Wednesday, Delta issued a statement on its site, declaring that it’ll “further enhance its restrictions.” Beginning July 10, 2018, Delta will limit one emotional support animal per customer per flight. In addition, as of the same date, Delta will no longer accept “pit bull type” dogs as service or support animals.
“These updates, which come as the peak summer travel season is underway, are the direct result of growing safety concerns following recent incidents in which several employees were bitten,” Delta said in the statement.
TPG reached out to Delta for clarification on what type(s) of dogs will not be allowed on board with regard to the “pit bull type” dog language. However, we did not hear back by time of publication.
In January, Delta was the first of the major US airlines to announce new restrictions for service animals. As of March 1, the carrier began requiring that all passengers traveling with a support or service animal must provide additional documents, as well as proof of its training and vaccinations. Following Delta’s announcement, major US airlines had also adjusted their policies — Alaska, American, JetBlue and United.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Delta attributed the changes to an 84% increase in reported incidents involving service and support animals since 2016. The reported incidents range from biting to urination/defecation issues. If you’re going to travel with an emotional support animal, check out this guide for how to best do it.
Featured image by Mario Forcherio / EyeEm / Getty Images.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 7/28/21.
With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.
- Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
- Limited Time Offer: Plus, get a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable 15.74%-24.74%. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
- Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
- Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
- Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
- Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
- Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
- Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
- Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- $250 Annual Fee.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees