July 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

On American Airlines flight 2312 from Dallas, TX to Seattle, WA, a dog named Robert was found unresponsive upon arrival in Seattle, WA. American Airlines reports, that after arrival in Seattle, the dog was taken to the vet where he was pronounced dead. The cause of the death is unknown, thus American Airlines took no preventative measures.

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June 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

On United Airlines flight 0101 from Manchester, England to Washington, DC, an 8 year old, male dog, named Alfie was discovered to be injured. United Airlines reports that the dog chewed on the side of the kennel, and the water disperser. The dog was taken to the vet where it was examined and treated. The owner told United Airlines that the dog was not used to being in a kennel. United A…

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May 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

On Alaska Airlines flight 5 from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, CA, a four year-old, male, Border Collie named Ninja escaped upon arrival in Los Angles. Alaska Airlines reports that during transit the dog chewed through the side of the kennel, then escaped once the cargo door was opened. The dog was found later that day in good condition. No corrective measures were taken as the inciden…

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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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2013 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The number of pet related airline incidents declined in 2013. Six airlines reported 21 pet deaths, 14 injuries and 7 lost pets. This is a total of 42 incidents in 2013 compared to 55 incidents in 2012.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Escapes Kennel

A 14 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Byrdie escaped from her kennel while being loaded on a Delta Airlines flight at La Guardia International Airport. The dog's owner was taken off the plane and was able to quickly get Byrdie to come to her.

This is another great reminder of how important it is to secure the top and bottom half of your pet's kennel with zip ties, along with securin…

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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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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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