July 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

The July, 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of May, 2012.

Alaska Airlines reported the death of a two year-old Pit Bull traveling from Kona, HI to San Jose, CA. The dog was found deceased upon arrival. No details on the cause of death were provided.

Alaska Airlines also reports the injury of a three year-old cat sometime during travel from Anchorage, AK to Burbank, CA via Seattle, WA. Five days after travel the owner called the airline and stated that the cat has injuries to its mouth and lover teeth. No injuries were reported the day of travel, and the airline states that there was no signs of damage to the kennel.

American Airlines reported the death of a cat during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York, NY. A necropsy was performed and the cause of death was listed as a heart attack.

Delta reported the death of a 16 year-old Dalmatian named Penny during a flight from Brussels, Belgium to Atlanta, GA. Delta states that all procedures were followed. A necropsy was performed and stated that Penny likely died of possible hyperthermia and also noted that Penny was overweight.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during May, 2012.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 1
American Airlines 0 0 1
Delta 0 0 1
Total 0 1 3

See all incidents included in the July, 2012 report.

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Source: July 2012 Air Travel Consumer Report.