Pets On The Plane


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - People love their pets, but when it comes to flying the debate is usually between Kenneling, or Cargo?

Director of People For Pets Debbie Blackwood thinks you should have good reason before flying with your pet.

“I'm hoping that you have a pretty well behaved animal, and a fairly compelling reason to take this animal with you.
There are two hundred other people on the plane, and if you dog is ill–mannered or tempered, it could really be distressing to passengers who don't have pets,” said Debbie Blackwood.

If you're planning your summer get–a–way now and taking your companion with you, Blackwood said there are things you should do before booking your flight.

Has your pet been in a few places, even in the vehicle, to the PetSmart, and socialized. A lot of towns and cities have a K–9 social club, they have behavior club; I mean is it well mannered,” said Blackwood.

When logging on to, we found guidelines and policies that the airline has for pets on the plane.

Delta's Carry On Policy states: "Delta permits passengers to bring small pets in the cabin on most flights for a fee of $125 dollars each way.”

Delta Carrier Guidelines state: "Your pet must remain inside the pet carrier while in the airport boarding area, during boarding and deboarding, as well as thoughout the duration of the flight.”

So the question still remains, to take the pets or not to take the pets aboard...
Until then try to sit back relax and enjoy your flight.

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