February 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report

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

Delta reports the death of a two year-old English Bulldog named Bogart. Bogart arrived deceased in Atlanta, GA on an overnight flight form Los Angeles, CA. Twenty-three birds and two cats were also on the flight and arrived safely. A necropsy was performed and stated "findings noted in the heart are indicative of significant myocardial disease of an undetermined etiology and likely played a major contributory role in the sudden death of this animal".

American Airlines reports the death of an American Staffordshire Terrier names Smokey. Smokey was fond deceased in Paris, France from a flight originating in Dallas, TX. American indicates that all ventilation was functioning properly in the hold during the flight. A necropsy was performed and indicated that an "infectious illness" was the cause of death. No further information was provided.

Alaska Airlines reports the injury of a dog on a flight from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. The dog injured it's paws trying to escape its kennel. A good spot for a reminder to always make sure that the kennel door is secured to the kennel with zip ties.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during December, 2009.
AirlineLossesInjuriesDeaths
Alaska Airlines 010
American Airlines 001
Delta 001
Total 0 1 2

See all incidents included in the February, 2010 report.

Comments

Kennedy wrote over 6 years ago:

WOW!!! Good info... we would not do that! we would put her in a kennel and thats that. But no that does not stop us from coming, do we get to ride at the same place as the pet??? If not its not your fault! That looks scary for them but we are in FL and want to see snow haha! So yeah... we will have to do that soon... not REAL SOON but you know!!! That is so cool and SUCH a GREAT idea to make an air plane for pets insted of putting them where the suite cases go!! Thats just MEAN!!! But you have to get your pets where they need to go!!!

Jane wrote over 6 years ago:

I think it's such a wonderful idea to have a safe place for our pets to travel with us. It makes our trip so much more enjoyable to have them with us and not have to worry about them being lonesome!

Susan wrote over 6 years ago:

I think pet friendly airlines is an amazing idea!! I would NEVER put my dogs in a kennel and fly them with the cargo!!!! I'd pay as much for a ticket for them to fly with me and I'd pay for a ticket for myself!! Can't wait to try it out!!!

Jane P Jones wrote over 6 years ago:

It's so good to know that Pet Friendly Airlines is so safe. I'm really looking forward to my trip. In fact, I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!!!!!!!

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