Delta Waives Pet Fees For Passengers Fleeing Hurricane Irma

Delta Airlines is showing support for passengers and their pets traveling to or from cities affected by Hurricane Irma through September 12th. Additionally, they will waive baggage fees.

According to their website, pet parents who board the flight with animals in tow (and in the cabin) will not be charged the usual $75-200 fee to bring their companions with them.

The only caveat is that the perk applies to small animals (with the exception of service dogs) who are able to fit comfortably in a kennel that can be tucked beneath the seat. Although fees are waived for checked baggage, it does not specify whether this includes larger pets traveling in cargo. (For full details, click here.)

Delta posted online that the temporary fee waive is applicable for flights to and from the following destinations:

Brunswick, GA (BQK)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Destin-Ft Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
Freeport, BS (FPO)
Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Georgetown, BS (GGT)
Havana, CU (HAV)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Key West, FL (EYW)
Marsh Harbour, BS (MHH)
Melbourne, FL (MLB)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Nassau, BS (NAS)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Panama City, FL (ECP)
Pensacola, FL (PNS)
Punta Cana, DO (PUJ)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Santiago, DO (STI)
Sarasota, FL (SRQ)
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ)
Savannah, GA (SAV)
St. Croix, VI (STX)
St. Maarten, SX (SXM)
St. Thomas, VI (STT)
Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Turk Caicos ISLS, TC (PLS)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

The airline also capped one-way fares to and from southern Florida at $399 through September 13th. They gave similar breaks to passengers who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

It seems like this company understands the important role that pets play in families! We’re glad that they’re doing their part in helping out those who are affected by natural disasters.

(h/t: AJC.com)