March 2020 Airline Pet Travel Report

The March, 2020 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of January, 2020.

In January, we had a death of a cat on United Airlines and 2 injuries of dogs on American Airlines.

Van, an 11 year old domestic short-haired cat, was traveling from San Francisco, CA to Austin, TX on United Airlines 258 where it was discovered deceased upon arrival. Medical exam concluded the definitive cause of death was natural causes.

Tamara, a Laborador Retriever, traveling from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, FL on American Airlines 1091 was found loose in the belly of the A/C from the result of chewing through the kennel. Tamara was taken to the Animal Hospital where biting through her travel crate resulted in lacerating her tongue and gingival areas of the oral cavity. Xrays were taken. Antibiotics were given and release the next day.

Bonita, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, traveling from Honolulu, HI with a stop in Dallas Fort Worth, TX and finally to Tennessee, arrived in Dallas for a planned comfort stop where crew found her bleeding. Bonita was taken to the vet for observation and bloodwork and completed her travel the next day.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during January, 2020.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
American Airlines 0 2 0
Hawaiian Air 0 1 0
United Airlines 0 0 1
Total 0 3 1

See all incidents included in the March, 2020 report.

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Source: March 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report.