Delta Airlines is an American airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to nearly 18,000 destinations in 185 countries. Delta Air Lines, together with its subsidiaries and regional affiliates, operates more than 15,700 flights each day to destinations in 54 countries on six continents. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance.
It was founded in September 1924 as Northwest Delta Airlines by Northwest Airlines, Inc. and Western Airlines to provide air mail service to points west of the Mississippi River. Northwest and Western merged in 1945, the resulting airline continued to operate under the name Northwest Airlines until 1969, when it was acquired by Delta.
Northwest Airlines became the world’s largest air carrier from those dates until 1994, when it merged with KLM. Delta Air Lines agreed to a US$ 3 billion purchase of Northwest Airlines in 2011.
What are Delta Airlines policies on bringing Emotional Support Animals boarding their airlines?
As of January 21, 2021, Delta Airlines now only accepts service animals who have been properly trained to help the customers with disabilities. Customers who are planning to travel with service animals must obtain permission through their services. Delta Airlines does not recognize emotional support animals or service animals that are not properly trained.
Priors to these rules, Delta Airlines are no longer accepting emotional support animals starting January 21, 2021. Customers that will go traveling with their trained service animals should submit their documentation 48 hours prior to their departure.
The documentation is needed to attest their dog’s health, training and behavior. The service animals that Delta Airlines recognize are dogs regardless of what their breed is. Pit Bull breeds are allowed as long as they are trained as service animals. Customers may travel with their service animals up to two service animals.
What are the restrictions of the service animal’s behavior when boarding Delta Airlines?
Delta Airlines have the right to deny their boarding pass if their service animals are showing aggressiveness or posing a threat or showing inappropriate behavior to other customers. Delta Airlines expects the customer’s service animals to be vaccinated before boarding their airlines.
Some of the behaviors that can deny a customer’s boarding pass are not limited to barking excessively, biting, jumping on the flight attendants, staff or other customers and eating of seatbacks or trays during the flight.
Delta Airlines have the rights to re-accommodate the customers if the service animals are large or with multiple service animals and encroach on other customers before boarding. Service animals are not allowed to occupy seats or trays during the flight and must be seated on customer’s floor space or on their laps.
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