2016 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of reported pet related travel incidents decreased in 2016. Six airlines reported a total of 63 pet deaths, injuries and losses. This is an decrease over the 64 incidents reported in 2015.

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February 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

Alaska Airlines
On arrival in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, ramp personnel working flight AS759 inbound from Kansas City International Airport reported that a twelve year old female mane-coon cat named Marilynn was not moving and appeared to be lifeless. These is no evidence to suggest that the airline's handling contributed to the animal's death.

American Airlines

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January 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

American Airlines
A Rottweiler named Snuppy arrived in duress at St Thomas, USVI. The Station Manager located the owner and reported the incident. Snuppy was taken to a local veterinary. No additional information was provided.

SkyWest Airlines
An Italian Greyhound named Murphy was injured when bags fell on kennel breaking it. Murphy received minor abrasions on neck. No add…

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December 2016 Airline Pet Travel Report

American Airlines
A Affenpinscher died during loading. The report stated that the results of the necropsy were not available at the time of the report.

Delta Airlines
A German Longhaired Pointer named Gunther was injured on a flight from Atlanta, GA to Milwaukee, WI. Upon arrival in Milwaukee the ground crew noticed blood in the kennel and immediately took action to transp…

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2015 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number or or reported pet related travel incidents increased in 2015. Six airlines reported a total of 63 pet deaths, injuries and losses. This is an increase over the 45 incidents reported in 2014.

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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!

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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