June 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report

The June, 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of April, 2013.

Hawaiian Airlines reported a black pug was found deceased on a flight from Honolulu, HI to Kahului, HI. The cause of the death is unknown, Hawaiian airlines reports the dog showed no signs of being mishandled. There were no preventative measures taken by the Airline. The incident occurred on April 30th, 2013.

Alaskan Airlines reported that a Pit Bull was injured on a flight from Salt Lake City, UT to Seattle, WA. Upon arriving in Seattle a Pit Bull was found to have chewed through its crate. When it was released to walk it was found to have cut around its mouth and showed a slight limp. Alaskan Airlines reports the injury was self inflicted, no preventative measure was taken by the airline. The incident occurred on April 28th, 2013.

United Airlines airlines reports the death of a year and a half old dog named BooBoo. Upon arrival in Houston, BooBoo was walked after the sixteen hour flight from Guam. During a walk the vendor employee dropped the leash, and the dog ran into the road where it was struck by a car and killed. The Airline accepted responsibility for the incident. They have taken the preventative measure of implementing a two leash policy, one leash is now held, and the other goes around the waist. The incident happened on April 17th, 2013.

On Alaskan Airlines flight 892 from Honolulu, HI to San Diego, CA an incident occurred. Upon arrival in San Diego a four year old, English Bull dog named Chache was found deceased. The cause of the death is unknown, Alaskan Airlines reports the animal was handled properly, thus the airline took no preventative measures. The injury occurred on April 16th, 2013.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during April, 2013.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 1
Hawaiian Air 0 0 1
United Airlines 0 0 1
Total 0 1 3

See all incidents included in the June, 2013 report.

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Source: June 2013 Air Travel Consumer Report.