March 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report

The March, 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of January, 2007.

Alaska Airlines reports the injury of a dog arriving at the Denver airport with a scuffed and bleeding nose.

Continental reported the death of 10 year old lab / chow mix that died at the animal quarantine station while on layover in Honolulu. The dog was traveling from Guam to Washington DC and had extensive health issues. A necropsy was performed and concluded that the dog died of pre-existing conditions.

United reported a death and a loss. A cat escaped from its kennel at Washington Dulles International. While being loaded the kennel door came open and the cat escaped. The kennel was in good condition and their was no determination made for why the kennel door opened. The search continues for the cat. United also reported the death of a pug upon arrival in Honolulu from LAX. They list a pre-existing condition as the cause, but provide very little additional detail.

Remember to make sure your pet is comfortable in their kennel before you travel and use zip ties to secure the kennel door.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during January, 2007.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 0
Continental 0 0 1
United Airlines 1 0 1
Total 1 1 2

See all incidents included in the March, 2007 report.

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Source: March 2007 Air Travel Consumer Report.