CDC announced final rule to its dog and cat importation regulation

On May 13, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final ruling associated with the importation of dogs into the United States to provide clarity and safeguards that address the public health risk of dog-maintained rabies virus variant (DMRVV).

This final rule addresses the importation of cats as part of overall …

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April 2024 Airline Pet Travel Report

This month we had two incidents:

On Delta Airlines Flight DL75 from Amsterdam (AMS) to Atlanta (ATL) one of two cats traveling in separate kennels was found unresponsive during offloading of the Cargo Bulk bin. The cause of death is unknown and all procedures were properly followed.

On Alaska Airlines Flight 1367 from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico( PVR) to San Francisco (SFO0, an agent notic…

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March 2024 Airline Pet Travel Report

Hello everyone!

Starting out 2024 with no pet incidents!

Just a quick reminder, we are still waiting on the 2023 annual data report. Below is the reason from the DOT:

"As part of its IT modernization, DOT’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) is improving the options for covered carriers to submit their monthly and annual Reports on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Trans…

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Alaska Airlines Cargo Door Arrives Open While Transporting Pets

On March 8, 2024, Alaska Airlines Flight 1423 departed Los Cabos, Mexico and arrived in Portland, Oregon with its cargo door unsealed and cracked open.

The cargo hold was transporting passenger's pets, thankfully none of the animals were injured.

The Alaska Airlines maintenance team inspected the aircraft, replaced a spring in the door, tested it and reentered it into service. This is …

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February 2024 Airline Pet Travel Report

Happy to report there were no pet incidents for the last month of 2023!

Happy and safe travels everyone!

The PetFlight Family

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Maia has been found!!

On August 18, 2023, Paula Rodriguez was traveling with her dog, Maia, with a layover in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport where she was being transported (to the plane) on the runway, and staff had opened her kennel, and she had escaped into the middle of the runway.

Ever since Maia went missing, animal lover Robin Allgood, an Atlanta resident who works to find lost dogs has put up f…

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Lost dog in ATL Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

There is currently a lost dog at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

As of August 18,2023, Maia, a female black & white mix dog is still missing.

You can read the full story with pictures of Maia from Atlanta News First and [View From …

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2022 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of pet related travel incidents decreased in 2022, with 9 incidents being reported compared to 21 in 2021.

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Traveling with Pets on Airplanes: Is it Safe?

Traveling with your pet on an airplane can be a stressful experience for both the pet and the owner. Although air travel with pets is becoming increasingly popular, there are still risks involved. In 2021, over 256,000 pets were transported on airlines, with 7 deaths, 14 injuries, and 0 pets lost.

Although the risk of death or injury of a pet while traveling by air is relatively low, c…

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Recognizing Pet Emergencies

Have you ever wondered how your veterinarian knows if your pet can wait to be seen or requires immediate care? In the veterinary world, a pet is evaluated by staff using triage. Triage means the nurse does a brief evaluation to assess if the pet requires immediate care or can wait to see the veterinarian after a wait.

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Four Year Old Black Cat Named Rowdy found at Logan Airport

Back on June 24th, when an army family arrived in Boston from Germany after their 15 years of service overseas, their cat Rowdy, a beautiful female four-year-old black cat with green eyes, somehow escaped her kennel in pursuit of some birds.

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2021 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of pet related travel incidents increased in 2021, with 21 incidents being reported compared to 10 in 2020.

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2020 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of pet related travel incidents decreased in 2020, with 10 incidents being reported compared to 19 in 2019.

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Hawaii COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 EMERGENCY ALERT

Expect Delays When Releasing Your Pet at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility*

  • COVID-19 mitigation procedures have increased the time for pet releases. Additional, extended delays are also created when pet owners do not submit their paperwork 10 days or more before arrival and have their documents reviewed at the AAQHF.

NOTICE: It may not be p…

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Department of Transportation Service Animal Ruling on Dec. 2 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is revising its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air to ensure a safe and accessible air transportation system.

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2019 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of pet related travel incidents increased in 2019, with 19 incidents being reported compared to 17 in 2018.

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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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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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