United Airlines Decision Could Strand Military Family Pets on Guam

21 March, 2018, 08:20 | Author: Teresa Adams
  • United Airlines stops taking pet-transport reservations after dog problems

United will honor reservations that have already been confirmed for PetSafe, its program for pets traveling in cargo, the airline said Tuesday.

These incidents followed a Monday public relations nightmare in which a French bulldog puppy died after a United flight attendant ordered the owner to put the dog's carrying case in overhead storage during the 3-1/2 hour flight.

Hobart would not predict what might change for pets on United after the PetSafe review was completed, but he emphasized that the goal was to make the experience more seamless for travelers of all species. The Humane Society of the United States generally recommends against having your pet fly in the cargo compartment.

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On Thursday, a St. Louis-bound flight had to take a sudden detour when the airline discovered it had loaded a dog in cargo that was meant to go to Akron, Ohio. In 2017, 1.3 out of every 10,000 animals the carrier transported in cargo holds died, according to the Transportation Department, compared with 0.47 out of every 10,000 across all airlines that reported data.

"It is to further minimize risk and further increase the comfort and well-being of the animals that we carry and finding the best way to do things".

"This suspension does not affect pets that travel with us in the aircraft's cabin", the statement read. The second incident involved a PetSafe-fare dog accidentally shipped to Japan instead of Kansas City, Missouri, after a mix-up United said happened in Denver. Passengers traveling with their pets inside the cabin will not be impacted by the decision.

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United's announcement on Tuesday mentions that the company is reviewing its service for cabin-flying pets and will "issue bright colored bag tags to help better identify pets who are traveling in-cabin".

United and other airlines have struggled to handle an onslaught of animals traveling with the airline.

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"Our highest priority is always safety - safety of our customers, safety of our employees and safety of the pets that travel with us", he said.

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