Delta will not accept animals as checked baggage during extreme weather ... if at any point during the animal's trip the temperature is forecast to be: Above
75° Fahrenheit (24°C) for snub- or pug-nosed dogs and cats. See chart 85° Fahrenheit (29.4°C) for all other breeds.
I cannot think of many days in Aruba where the forecast calls for temperatures BELOW 85° F
My husband and I are moving at the end of the month.
I am taking my small dog inside the plane. I am using American Airlines. On some airlines, I think you can have up to two pets per container...inside the cabin if they are small enough to fit in that tiny container under the seat together.
Because of the temperature restrictions, my husband cannot ship his large dog as checked baggage.
He is going through a private commercial shipper and having the dog shipped in a climate controlled/air conditioned cargo plane. It is very expensive though...
Also, we checked on night flights...and the only one I found is on American Airlines out of Miami. It was better for my husband to just use the shipper instead of figuring out how to get the dog to Miami.
Last edited by BentleysMom; 07-13-2011 at 12:41 PM.
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