Delta Airlines will take both service dogs and psychological support animals in the cabin of the aircraft at no additional cost; however, they do have some policies which will need to be heeded.
Let’s talk about the rules of Delta Air as they pertain to both Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA).
(Disclaimer: The advice below is for educational purposes and should be verified directly with the airline. ESADoctors.com is not associated or affiliated with this particular airline or any of their subsidiaries.)
UPDATED November 12, 2019, to reflect Delta’s new Emotional Support Animal coverage.
Emotional support animals are allowed into the cabin of the carrier at no extra cost. However, as with other airlines, you’ll need the correct documentation to possess your ESA thought of a "functioning " animal and not a pet. This information will need to be in the form of a letter from a mental health professional (i.e., a psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, or another medical doctor).
It is required for the person traveling with an emotional support animal to offer evidence to the provider. This evidence is in the Shape of the ESA correspondence and should contain the following information;
The passenger has a psychological or psychological health-related disability which is known in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM V). The animal is necessary for the comfort and support of the individual, either on the flight or in the final destination. The physician is licensed to practice, and also their licensure is current. The date and type of the mental health professional’s license along with the state or other authority in which it had been issued.
The correspondence is just valid for one year.
Delta Air uses this documentation to ensure the ESA is vital to the passenger’s relaxation and not being used to get free air travel for a pet. This airline does not require the documentation to specify the type of mental health disability, e.g., fear attacks.
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Added Delta Air Emotional Support Animal Form.
Delta Air now needs an Emotional Support Animal Form to be filled out from the ESA proprietor, a veterinarian, and a licensed mental health professional along with a ESA letter.
Type 1 — Veterinary Health Form has to be performed by your veterinarian Form 2 — Mental Health Professional Form has to be performed by a licensed mental health professional Type 3 Animal Behavior and Responsibility Form Completed from the passenger that needs the ESA.
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Delta Air requires specific documentation in regard to dogs. According to their website;
"the provider will take (as evidence) that the dog is a service animal with the demonstration of identification tags, cards, or other written documentation. This includes the presence of markers or delta airlines official site pliers on the harnesses or the credible verbal assurances of the individual with a disability using the animal… "
Delta Air will permit a service animal and its handler at a bulkhead seat (or alternative if the individual prefers) unless the animal blocks an aisle or another area that has to remain unobstructed to facilitate an emergency evacuation. Service animals also cannot occupy a seat.
This airline will even take service dogs in practice so long as it is accompanied by a certified trainer and only if it is being delivered to the individual, who upon delivery, will require ownership of the canine.
Delta Air welcomes those individuals that want a service dog or a psychological support animal on their own flights. But to make your travel experience a nice one, be sure to follow their policies and processes.
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- Published in Delta Flights