2014 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The number of pet related airline incidents increased in 2014. Six airlines reported 16 pet deaths (down from 21 in 2013), 25 pet injuries and 3 pet losses. This is a total of 44 incidents in 2014 compared to 42 in 2013.

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February 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

United Airlines reports the loss of a cat and the injury of a dog.

On a flight from Munich, Germany to Chicago, IL a cat named Cat Sith escaped its kennel and when the cargo doors were opened for unloading the cat escaped. At the time of the report, the Cat Sith has not been found. United stated: "shipping container appeared to be in good condition however, we are raising awareness to e…

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January 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Delta reports the death of a two year-old cat named Hart who was killed by a Malinois (Belgian Shepherd) who was able to escape its kennel and attack and kill Hart who was still in her crate. In the report provided by Delta, it was mentioned that the Malinois was injured, but no official incident report was filed.

United reported the injury of a seven year-old Labrador Retriever named J…

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December 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

Delta reports the loss of a six year-old American Staffordshire Terrier. The plastic kennel bottom door hinge pivot point was broken and allowed the door to open when pushed by the dog. At the time of the report, the dog has not been found.

Hawaiian Airlines reported the death of a Miniature English Bulldog on a flight from Honolulu, HI to Hilo, HI. The Lead Ramp Agent noticed that the …

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New Rules to Expand Airline Animal Safety Reporting

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced new reporting requirements for U.S. based airlines. The new ruling expands the definition of animals to include all cats and dogs transported by the airline. The previous rules did not apply to breeders.

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PetsJets

PetsJets is a unique service that provides a personal escort for pets small enough to be carried on the plane.

Craig D. Anapol started the company PetsJets, because of his love of animals and awareness of the need for such a service. PetsJets provides a way for people to safely transport their pets, small enough to be carried onboard, and know they'll have a personal escort with them ev…

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Reconfirming Flight Reservations for Pets

I'm a former travel agent, so I know the value of reconfirming reservations. For 8 years now, I've traveled with my 11 lbs. dog as an in-cabin pet between Central America, where I currently live, and the USA.

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Emergency Vet Clinic Search

Do you know where the closest emergency veterinary hospital is? How fast could you find the information? What if you were on the road or traveling by airplane?

PetFlight has recently added an Emergency Veterinary Clinic Search to make it easy to find this information. This includes the information for almost 700 emergency vet clinics an…

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Dogs On A Plane!


A wonderful picture taken by Roman Fleysher. Your dogs won't...

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What does enhanced security mean for my pet?

The Transportation Security Administration reports that there are no security procedures that prohibit you from bringing a pet on a flight.

If you are taking your pet in the cabin, you will have to...

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PetFlight Incident Map

Airport Pet Travel Incident Map
Map of all airports that have reported an air travel, pet related incident.

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Brent in at Koko Crater, the dog that started PetFlight The inspiration for PetFlight.

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