February 2016 Airline Pet Travel Report

The February, 2016 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of December, 2015.

American Airlines
The first report of the death of a snake happened on a flight to San Francisco, CA. The customer opened the cardboard box that the snake was transported in and found the snake deceased. No damaged was noted to the inner container. A veterinarian was not contacted since the customer decided to take the snake home.

A Belgan Malinois arrived in Ontario, CA from Palm Beach, FL and was found to be responding poorly. The animal was immediately transported to veterinary services for evaluation. The necropsy results did not identify a specific cause of death.

Before loading in Portland, OR a cat was found to have injured its paw trying to escape its kennel. The cat was taken to the vet and had the paw bandaged and given permission to continue travel where it was transported and delivered without further issue.

United Airlines
A two month-old Bulldog arrived in Fort Lauderdale, FL from Sacramento, CA deceased. Necropsy results confirmed a bacterial upper respiratory infection.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during December, 2015.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
American Airlines 0 0 1
Delta 0 1 1
United Airlines 0 0 1
Total 0 1 3

See all incidents included in the February, 2016 report.

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Source: February 2016 Air Travel Consumer Report.