November 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

The November, 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of September, 2017.

American Airlines

A Poodle arrived injured on an American Airline flight. The owner stated landing was very rough and the dog may have been tousled around. Unknown if kennel was secured in the cargo compartment. Unfortunately, there was limited information provided in the report from American Airlines.

United Airlines

A one year-old American Bully named Hope arrived deceased in Newark, NJ from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The preliminary exam was inconclusive with pathology still pending. At the time of the report, the cause of death is still unknown.

An 8 year-old Pug named Bella arrived deceased in San Francisco, CA from Tokyo, Japan. Preliminary diagnosis of medical exam concluded cause of death could not be determined, however, there was an indication of preexisting heart disease, which may have contributed to sudden heart failure.

A 6 year-old Shiba Inu named Ume arrived injured in Austin, TX. a medical exam confirmed dog caused self-inflicted injury to nose and nail beds during flight.

An eight year-old Boxer named Peanut Butter arrived with self-inflicted injures on a flight to San Francisco, CA. Peanut Butter was evaluated and cleared to complete his journey.

A four year-old American Pit Bull Terrier named Lexus was found to have self-inflicted injuries prior to boarding a flight in Anchorage, AK. Lexus attempted to escape by chewing on its shipping container. Medical exam confirmed the dog fractured three teeth, and experienced oral bruising. Dog was returned to owner and did not fly.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during September, 2017.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
American Airlines 0 1 0
United Airlines 0 3 2
Total 0 4 2

See all incidents included in the November, 2017 report.

« Back

Source: November 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report.