August 11, 2020 — Delta's Air Cargo program is still allowing shipment of pigeons during this COVID period, but they require the flight to be nonstop (no layovers) until further notice. Delta Cargo has the same, pigeon-friendly requirements for carrying pigeons in cargo, and allow up to 70lbs in weight for one large "kennel" (or wooden boxes attached together). This is better than United's PetSafe had in the past, which is no longer servicing pigeons as pets. Recently Delta Cargo stopped flying pets, including birds, using their express DASH service. This is not a big impact on your travel except to know you must now be at the cargo facility three hours in advance of the flight departure and the connecting flight must allow for two hours between flights. The rates seem relatively the same. There may be other airlines such as Alaska that allow pigeons as check-in for additional fee; however, they may also require a health certificate by a vet within 10 days of the flight.
Flying Delta Cargo to Louisville, Kentucky National in January 2021
Delta Cargo does fly into the Louisville airport. The Cargo facility at 4650 Air Freight Drive Bay 15, Louisville 40209. Call to see if they're operating in January (currently closed).
Contact Delta Cargo for airline cargo travel at 800.352.2746, extension 3, then 1. You can only reserve 13 days in advance of the day you fly, but you can call much earlier to check for flights and costs. To see details of their shipment and container requirements, go to www.deltacargo.com.
2020 - 2021 AKC Young, District and National Show Schedule
Bay Area Young King Show Sept. 26, 2020
Paolo DiCandia's Lofts and Ranch, 10807 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasonton, CA 94588
Entry fee collected day of show. Full lunch provided. Coop birds day before or arrive by 9 a.m. Contact Paolo to coordinate.
Paolo DiCandia, phone: (510) 332-5775
Paolo DiCandia checking in his King, while hosting the show.
First District Young King Show - TBD
Check-in early that day
Judge: By Committee
AMVETS Post 224, 750 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg, PA.
No advance entry form. Contact the show coordinator.
Entry form available in September 2020 AKC Bulletin or request from Larry Warnecke. Join the Midwest King Club to be eligible for show premiums. For complete details of the show, read the Show Information Sheet.
Show Coordinator and entries to:
Larry Warnecke, 13084 Michael Road, Highland, IL 62249; phone: 618.654.6100; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd District 2019
Third and Fourth Combine District Show TBD
Cajon King Classic.
LSU Extension Building, Crowley, LA 70526
Holiday Inn Express, 736/I-20 Frontage Rd., Scott, LA
Phone: 337.232.6845 -or-
Days Inn, 9571 Egan Highway, Crowley, LA
Entry Fee $4.50 per bird postmarked by Oct. 24. Sent to James Stewart. Call for entry form. Available in AKC Sept. bulletin.
More info., contact: Jimmy Stewart, phone 337.783.8622 or 337.581.1523
Jimmy Stewart, Show Coordinator
So. California King Club Show December 12-13, 2020
In conjunction with SDMPC Tri-Meet Fiesta Pigeon Show
Check-in Friday, Dec. 11 or before 10 a.m. Dec. 12.
Judge: Kyle Wilkerson, Rockport, Indiana
Seaside Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego County
Open here.Also in AKC September 2020 Bulletin. Fee is $5 a bird due NLT Nov. 20.
Host Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Del Mar. Address: 11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130. Ask for Fiesta Pigeon Show Group Rate of $109; includes parking.