Delta is ready to expand its newest upper-class travel option — for pets.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday it’s launching a “state-of-the-art pet travel carrier” called the CarePod in seven U.S. cities — Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York (JFK and LaGuardia), San Francisco and West Palm Beach. The airline said it’ll offer the option in a “phased approach” across Delta’s U.S. network at a later time.
The airline in 2018 signed a long-term partnership with CarePod, a Singapore-based startup that gives real-time updates to customers. The launch comes after five years of research, development and testing, on top of a two-month trial, Delta said.