January 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report

United Airlines reports the death of an eight year-old Greyhound named Chance. Chance was found deceased upon arrival in San Francisco,CA on a flight from Boston, MA. A necropsy was performed and there were no findings related to the travel.

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December 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

Alaska Airlines reports the escape and injury of an eight year-old American Bull Dog / Pit Bull Mix. Upon arrival in Chicago, IL the dog was found to be out of its kennel. It was able to escape the plane and was loose for over an hour before being captured. It appears that a TSA agent was the last to secure the kennel and neither the owner nor TSA had zip ties to secure the kennel door. …

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November 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

American Airlines reports the death of a dog named Bella. Almost no information was provided by American Airlines on the incident.

Delta reports the injury of a 5 year-old Catahoula Leopard dog named Buster who escaped and injured his paws and gums. The dog was treated by a veterinarian. Delta did not provide information on where the incident occurred.

United Airlines reports three i…

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No Pets in Cargo Hold for Delta 767 Planes

Effective June 9th 2012, Delta is no longer allowing bets to be transported in the cargo hold of Boeing 767 aircraft. This includes both pets as cargo and checked baggage.

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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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2011 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The number of pet related airline incidents declined in 2011. Six airlines reported incidents that included 36 pet deaths, 8 injuries, and 2 lost pets. With a total of 46 incidents being reported in 2011 compared to 56 incidents reported in 2010.

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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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Delta Loses Dog

While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Josiah Allen and his girlfriend found and took in a stray they named Paco.

Before leaving for home in Canada, Josiah took Paco to a local vet and had him vaccinated and treated for ticks in preparation for taking Paco back with them.

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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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