March 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

The March, 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of January, 2014.

On Alaska Airlines flight 731 from Houston, TX to Seattle, WA a female Labrador named Holly escaped from her kennel during transit. Alaska Airlines reports that the dog chewed through the plastic kennel, then got loose in the cargo area. While chewing through the plastic, the dog sustained cuts on its gums. The injury appeared self-inflicted, so no corrective actions were required.

On Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 15 from San Francisco, CA to Honolulu, HI a six year-old, female, cat escaped from its kennel during transit. Hawaiian Airlines reports that the kennel was secured with clips only, no wire ties, this allowed the animal to escape. After escaping, traps were set around the terminal to try to capture the cat. However, the cat was found dead the following day. As a corrective measure, the pet fee was refunded, and the agents were coached.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during January, 2014.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 0
Hawaiian Air 0 0 1
Total 0 1 1

See all incidents included in the March, 2014 report.

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Source: March 2014 Air Travel Consumer Report.