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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April 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

February 2014 was a fantastic month for pet travel, not a single incident was reported.

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March 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

On Alaska Airlines flight 731 from Houston, TX to Seattle, WA a female Labrador named Holly escaped from her kennel during transit. Alaska Airlines reports that the dog chewed through the plastic kennel, then got loose in the cargo area. While chewing through the plastic, the dog sustained cuts on its gums. The injury appeared self-inflicted, so no corrective actions were required.

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February 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

On United Airlines flight 724 from Honolulu, HI to Baltimore, MD, a male cat named Bogie escaped during loading in Honolulu, HI. United Airlines reported that while securing the latch of the crate, the cat escaped and has yet to be found. As a corrective measure to prevent this from happening again, HNL Cargo Manager has designated two rooms as “Pet Rooms” in the warehouse where all secu…

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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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