July 2021 Airline Pet Travel Report

PetFlight Family:

We hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer so far. Sad to report we have 3 deaths and 1 injury for this month.

Alaska Airlines had 2 deaths, both dogs. One was Bryce, a whippet, that suffered a seizure in the bagwell before being loaded onto the aircraft in San Diego, CA. The other was a Labrador Retriever puppy that was hit by a car near Cold Bay, AK where th…

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June 2021 Airline Pet Travel Report

Happy to report there were no pet incidents for this month!

Safe travels, everyone!!

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May 2021 Airline Pet Travel Report

Happy to report there were no pet incidents for this month!

Stay safe and happy travels!

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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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