2016 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number of reported pet related travel incidents decreased in 2016. Six airlines reported a total of 63 pet deaths, injuries and losses. This is an decrease over the 64 incidents reported in 2015.

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2015 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The overall number or or reported pet related travel incidents increased in 2015. Six airlines reported a total of 63 pet deaths, injuries and losses. This is an increase over the 45 incidents reported in 2014.

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2014 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The number of pet related airline incidents increased in 2014. Six airlines reported 16 pet deaths (down from 21 in 2013), 25 pet injuries and 3 pet losses. This is a total of 44 incidents in 2014 compared to 42 in 2013.

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New Rules to Expand Airline Animal Safety Reporting

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced new reporting requirements for U.S. based airlines. The new ruling expands the definition of animals to include all cats and dogs transported by the airline. The previous rules did not apply to breeders.

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2013 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The number of pet related airline incidents declined in 2013. Six airlines reported 21 pet deaths, 14 injuries and 7 lost pets. This is a total of 42 incidents in 2013 compared to 55 incidents in 2012.

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No Pets in Cargo Hold for Delta 767 Planes

Effective June 9th 2012, Delta is no longer allowing bets to be transported in the cargo hold of Boeing 767 aircraft. This includes both pets as cargo and checked baggage.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Escapes Kennel

A 14 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Byrdie escaped from her kennel while being loaded on a Delta Airlines flight at La Guardia International Airport. The dog's owner was taken off the plane and was able to quickly get Byrdie to come to her.

This is another great reminder of how important it is to secure the top and bottom half of your pet's kennel with zip ties, along with securing the kennel door with zip ties as well.

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2011 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The number of pet related airline incidents declined in 2011. Six airlines reported incidents that included 36 pet deaths, 8 injuries, and 2 lost pets. With a total of 46 incidents being reported in 2011 compared to 56 incidents reported in 2010.

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PetsJets is a unique service that provides a personal escort for pets small enough to be carried on the plane.

Craig D. Anapol started the company PetsJets, because of his love of animals and awareness of the need for such a service. PetsJets provides a way for people to safely transport their pets, small enough to be carried onboard, and know they'll have a personal escort with them every second of the trip.

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Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK

Jack has been found!

PetFlight is helping spread the word about Jack, a cat who was lost at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on August 25, 2011.

Jack was flying out of JFK, but never made it on the plane.

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2010 Airline Pet Travel Summary

The number of pet related airline incidents climbed in 2010. Ten airlines reported incidents that included 39 pet deaths, 12 injuries, and 5 lost pets. With a total of 56 incidents being reported in 2010 compared to the 32 incidents reported in 2009.

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Delta Loses Dog

While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Josiah Allen and his girlfriend found and took in a stray they named Paco.

Before leaving for home in Canada, Josiah took Paco to a local vet and had him vaccinated and treated for ticks in preparation for taking Paco back with them.

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Catie Copley

At PetFlight we focus on taking your pet with you when you travel, but what happens when you have to leave your pet at home? On a recent business trip to Boston, Massachusetts I had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Copley Plaza where they offer a unique program for those that miss their dogs.

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Brent Diagnosed with Cancer

As some of you may know, Brent is a Career Changed, Guide Dog for the Blind dog, that has been my full time pet since the spring of 2005. The inspiration for PetFlight, Brent is now approaching seven years old, but still leads a full life of sleeping, hiking, the occasional swim, and then more sleeping. A few weeks ago I noticed a bump on the tip of his tongue. It was not very big, just about the size of a small pea and was the same color of his tongue.

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Southwest Allows In-Cabin Pets

Pets can now fly on Southwest Airlines. As of June 1st, 2009 Southwest allows pets to travel in-cabin. There is a two pet per person limit and each pets counts toward your carry-on allowance.

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Dogs On A Plane!

Dogs on a plane!
A wonderful picture taken by Roman Fleysher. Your dogs won't...

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Delta and Northwest file for bankruptcy

On Wednesday, September 15th 2005 both Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines filed for bankruptcy court protection from creditors. What does this mean for you and your pet's travel?

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Sec. 41721

Sec. 41721. Reports by carriers on incidents involving animals during air transport

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Trouble in Mexico

A reader tells us about her troubles shipping her pet to Mexico...

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Brent Goes to Hawaii

Brent was ready to go as we loaded up the borrowed truck for our trip to the airport. Over the last week, everything Brent had known in the house was slowly boxed up and removed. And this morning it was his food, his bowl and his favorite toy. That was it; he was ready to go to where ever his stuff was going.

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Section 710 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (“AIR-21”; P.L. 106-81) requires U.S. airlines that perform scheduled passenger transportation to file reports with the Department concerning incidents involving the loss, injury or death of animals during air transportation.

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PetFlight Incident Map

Airport Pet Travel Incident Map
Map of all airports that have reported an air travel, pet related incident.

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