January 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report

The January, 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of November, 2009.

Alaska Airlines reports the injury of a dog on a flight from Phoenix, AZ to Seattle, WA. The dog injured its mouth trying to escape from its kennel during the flight.

American Airlines reports the death of a 4 year-old Pit Bull terrier named Buddy. Buddy was accepted in Fort Lauderdale, FL for a flight to Chicago, IL. American states that the dog was received in good health, but appeared sedated when he was loaded on the flight. Buddy was found deceased in Chicago. A veterinarian indicated there was no obvious cause of death.

American also reported the death of a puppy upon arrival in Dallas, TX from Tulsa, OK. American reports that there were other pets on the flight, but the puppy was the only one that had problems. At the time of the report no additional information was a available.

United Airlines reports the death of a dog named Buddy on a flight from Lihue, HI to Los Angeles, CA. The owners reported that buddy had pre-existing medical conditions and had been ill. Results of the necropsy were not available at the time of the report.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during November, 2009.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 0
American Airlines 0 0 2
United Airlines 0 0 1
Total 0 1 3

See all incidents included in the January, 2010 report.

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Source: January 2010 Air Travel Consumer Report.

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