Essential Steps for a Stress-Free First Flight with Your Dog

TLDRLearn how to prepare and ensure a stress-free first flight with your dog, including choosing the right carrier, making reservations, acclimating your dog to the carrier, and following important guidelines from Delta Airline.

Key insights

✈️Choosing the right carrier for your dog is crucial for their comfort during the flight.

🐕Acclimating your dog to the carrier before the flight is important to reduce stress.

📋Make sure to check Delta Airline's pet policy and make reservations in advance.

🩺Consult with a veterinarian to ensure your dog is healthy and fit to travel by air.

Arrive early at the airport to complete necessary check-in procedures for your dog.


What are the dimensions of the carrier recommended by Delta Airline?

Delta Airline recommends a maximum crate dimension of 18x11x11 inches.

Do I need a health certificate for my dog to travel on Delta Airline?

While the Delta website does not mention a health certificate requirement, it is important to check the regulations of your destination state and consult with your veterinarian.

How many pets are allowed per flight on Delta Airline?

Delta limits the number of pets per flight to four in the main cabin and two in the business and first class.

What should I do to acclimate my dog to the carrier?

Place your dog's favorite toy inside the carrier and reward them with a treat when they voluntarily enter. Gradually increase the amount of time they spend inside the carrier.

What should I do during TSA security checkpoint with my dog?

Keep your dog inside the carrier during the security checkpoint. Follow the instructions of the TSA officers and ensure your dog is comfortable and secure.

Timestamped Summary

00:00This video provides essential steps for a stress-free first flight with your dog.

00:12Choosing the right carrier that fits Delta Airline's dimensions is crucial.

02:21Acclimate your dog to the carrier by placing their favorite toy inside and rewarding them with treats.

05:39Arrive early at the airport and check in at the counter for your pet reservation.

08:38Enjoy the bonus step of priority boarding for you and your dog.