February 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report

The February, 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of December, 2009.

Delta reports the death of a two year-old English Bulldog named Bogart. Bogart arrived deceased in Atlanta, GA on an overnight flight form Los Angeles, CA. Twenty-three birds and two cats were also on the flight and arrived safely. A necropsy was performed and stated "findings noted in the heart are indicative of significant myocardial disease of an undetermined etiology and likely played a major contributory role in the sudden death of this animal".

American Airlines reports the death of an American Staffordshire Terrier names Smokey. Smokey was fond deceased in Paris, France from a flight originating in Dallas, TX. American indicates that all ventilation was functioning properly in the hold during the flight. A necropsy was performed and indicated that an "infectious illness" was the cause of death. No further information was provided.

Alaska Airlines reports the injury of a dog on a flight from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. The dog injured it's paws trying to escape its kennel. A good spot for a reminder to always make sure that the kennel door is secured to the kennel with zip ties.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during December, 2009.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 0
American Airlines 0 0 1
Delta 0 0 1
Total 0 1 2

See all incidents included in the February, 2010 report.

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Source: February 2010 Air Travel Consumer Report.