Delta Airlines has modified their policy on the transportation of live animals. During any time the animal will be in any station during transport, temperature will not exceed 80°F (27°C) or go below 20°F (-7°C). This includes the temperature at any time during travel (origin/transit/destination). Travelers are also limited to ONE connection if traveling with pets as checked baggage. This change applies to Delta and their partner airlines (Air France, Alitalia, KLM, Korean Air, Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia). There are no exceptions to their policies.
For additional information, please visit the Delta website.
We all love our pets like family, but remember that bringing pets to Italy is a privilege, not an entitlement. All costs associated with pet travel are at your expense.
Commercial Travel Office (CTO)
Pre-Plan: The Contract Travel Office, (e.g. CWT, Sato Travel), does not book pet flights, but they can book you on a pet-friendly flight with a contracted airlines or another U.S. Flag Carrier (as required by Fly America Act). Research dates and U.S. Flag Carriers that can fly your pet:
Use the City Pairs Search Tool to find the airline contracted to fly you to Venice (VCE). Stop by CTO to learn other possible U.S. Flag Carrier options.
Research airline pet policies/military exceptions.
Call the airline. Tell them you are on military orders and you want to check a pet. Write down flights and dates with available pet space.
Visit CTO: Book flights with CTO after confirming the airline (and partner airlines) can fly your pet overseas. Bring pet-friendly flight options to CTO with: Pet breed, sex, age, cage dimensions and combined weight of pet with the cage.
Commercial airline doesn’t have pet space?
Ask CTO if other U.S. Flag Carriers have pet space
After CTO Visit
Confirm Pet Flight: Call and reconfirm your pet’s reservation in the weeks/days before departure. Pet reservations can get lost easily.
Flight Day: Arrive extra early to pay and check-in pets. NOTE: Have a plan B (change flight or friend on standby) in case of a temperature embargo on flight day.
Transportation from Airport in Italy to Post: Prearrange pet transport. If you arrive at an airport other than Venice (VCE), or if you arrive in VCE and your pet weighs over 3 kilograms (Approx. 6.6 pounds) or its cage does not fit on/between bus seats, pre-arrange pet transport.