The airline’s new animal policy also limits customers to one emotional support animal per flight. The new policies are slated to take effect on July 10.
The policy revisions come in the wake of several incidents in which passengers and employees were bitten. While the ban portion of the new policies are targeted specifically at pit bulls, Delta has not specified what breeds were involved in the bite incidents.
“The rise in serious incidents involving animals in flight leads us to believe that the lack of regulation in both health and training screening for these animals is creating unsafe conditions across U.S. air travel. As a leader in safety, we worked with our Advisory Board on Disability to find a solution that supports those customers with a legitimate need for these animals, while prioritizing a safe and consistent travel experience.”
— John Laughter, Senior Vice President, Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance, Delta Airlines