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Does DHL transport pets?

Last Updated: 4th April, 2021

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DHL Express prohibits shipments with any kind of live animals including: insects, pupae, worms, tortoises, frogs, crabs, lobster, crawfish, fish, hatchling eggs or birds. This is list is representative of animals that cannot be shipped internationally using express service, but not exhaustive.

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Then, is it safe to fly pets in cargo?

Undeniably, cargo is the more dangerous option for pet travel. The safest way for any animal to fly is in the cabin as carry-on luggage, provided that's an option. But only animals small enough to fit beneath the seat are allowed: A cat, a rabbit, or a Maltese is fine; a full-grown Labrador isn't.

Secondly, which airlines allow pets in cargo?

  • American Airlines. American Airlines accepts most dogs for cargo shipment, excluding those that are stub-nosed, such as boxers, mastiffs and pugs, as well as pets that have been sedated before the flight.
  • Continental. Continental Airlines accepts dogs as cargo as part of its PetSafe program.
  • Delta.
  • United Airlines.

does DHL ship by plane?

Our additional 'secure' service level meets high security and emergency needs, with an accompanied door-to-door pick-up and delivery, provided by an onboard courier or chartered aircraft. DHL SameDay Speedline is a flexible, unaccompanied air service, based on the best flight out.

Which airline does DHL use?

DHL Aviation using five main airlines, operating for DHL Express : European Air Transport Leipzig, DHL Air UK, DHL Aero Expreso, SNAS/DHL and Blue Dart Aviation. There is also many other chartered airlines operating for DHL Aviation like Kalitta Air (K4), Aerologic (3S), Polar Air (PO) etc.

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