November 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report

The November, 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of September, 2011.

Delta reports the death of a nine year-old Golden Retriever named Misty. Misty was traveling from Baltimore, MD to Orange County, CA through Atlanta, GA. Upon landing in Orange County, ramp agents opened the cargo door and found Misty Deceased.
According to pathologist report, Misty’s cause of death was cardiopulmonary failure. The pathologist further states within the report that the changes in Misty’s heart had been developing over the “last few weeks to months”.

Hawaiian Air reports the injury of one dog and the death of another.
A Pug traveling from Portland, OR to Honolulu, HI escaped its kennel while it was waiting to be picked up after the flight and injured its paws before it was caught. The cause was listed as a defective kennel and Hawaiian Air stated that agents would be trained to identify unsafe kennels prior to acceptance.
An English Bulldog arrived in Kona, HI from Honolulu, HI and was showing signs of distress. The dog passed while it was being taken to the baggage claim. Cause was listed as unknown and no additional information was provide.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during September, 2011.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Delta 0 0 1
Hawaiian Air 0 1 1
Total 0 1 2

See all incidents included in the November, 2011 report.

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Source: November 2011 Air Travel Consumer Report.

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