JT Genter points out that Delta has waived pet in cabin fees for passengers traveling in and out of Florida, the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Virgin Islands and Cuba as part of their Hurricane Irma waivers.
It broke my heart to see pets being rescued in Houston — pets that had been left behind when their owners evacuated. I can’t imagine doing that, one person I saw interviewed on television about leaving their dog said they ‘didn’t think they’d be gone that long.’
I wonder though whether pet in cabin fees are much of a deterrent to bringing your pet with you, since you can now write your own fee waiver any time you want without Delta publishing a policy. Here’s someone who did just that on a flight to Atlanta on Tuesday.
Such a cute 'service animal'. pic.twitter.com/We6U8LPp5E
— gary leff (@garyleff) September 5, 2017
Here’s a pet in cabin paying no fee on Delta about a week prior as well.
And here’s one waiting to board a Southwest flight last week. Being petted.
This fee-free pet was waiting for American Airlines agent assistance at New York JFK. There’s been at least one fee-free pet on better than half my flights recently.
Delta’s pet in cabin fee waiver lasts until September 12 — or until you put a cute little vest on your pup that says ‘service animal.’