December 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

The December, 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of October, 2017.

American Airlines

A German Shepard Dog named Kora was found outside of its kennel upon arrival in Chicago, IL on a flight originating in Miami, FL. There was a large hole chewed in the side of the kennel which Kora used to escape. The report states that the cause of death is undetermined.

Delta Airlines

Before loading of a flight originating in Tampa, FL, a dog named Brady was able to chew through its kennel and escape. The aircraft loading team immediately alerted airport authorities and local air carrier leadership of the event to begin search and rescue efforts. Brady was ultimately located and recovered on October 26th by Animal Control on the Tampa airport property. Animal Control released Brady to the owners who took her to a local veterinarian for injuries sustained while escaping the kennel.

United Airlines

A eight week-old kitten named Tabby was discovered deceased upon arrival in Chicago, IL on a flight originating in Sacramento, CA. A medical exam attributed cause of death to anxiety, limiting the oxygen flow in the respiratory system.

During a layover on United flight 2405 a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Mambo appeared to be in distress, and was immediately transported to the vet. The dog was deceased at the time of arrival to the clinic. A medical exam indicated he suffered from a cardiac dysfunction, which contributed to the death.

A 2.5 year-old Irish Water Spaniel named Trek arrived deceased after a flight from Honolulu, HI to the Marshal Islands. A necropsy was performed, but no cause of death was identified.

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

See all incidents included in the December, 2017 report.

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Source: December 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report.