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Travel 24 Pets Died Flying With U.S. Carriers Last Year. 18 Were On United.

07:06  14 march  2018
07:06  14 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Eighteen pets died and 13 suffered injuries. Clearly the vast majority of animals that flew reached their destinations without incident. In an interview with HuffPost last year , Inga Fricke, director of pet retention programs at The Humane Society of the United States, cautioned customers against putting

Eighteen pets died and 13 suffered injuries. Clearly the vast majority of animals that flew reached their destinations without incident. Out of the 24 pet deaths that occurred aboard U . S . carriers last year , 18 were on United flights. © Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A dog on a Japan Airlines charter

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  24 Pets Died Flying With U.S. Carriers Last Year. 18 Were On United. News that a dog died aboard a United Airlines flight on Monday has renewed interest in the airline’s track record of safely transporting animals. According to data from the Department of Transportation, United Airlines had the highest number of animal deaths and injuries for any U.S. carrier in 2017. The data pertain only to pets that flew with the airline’s PetSafe cargo program, so it does not relate to the incident Monday in which a dog died after a passenger was reportedly forced to put her pet in its carrier in the overhead bin during a flight from Houston to New York.

24 Pets Died on U . S . Airlines Last Year . A Shocking Number Flew - www.flyertalk.com. Taken as a whole, 24 pet deaths occurred across U . S . carriers , 18 of which 18 Were On United . If I stood in front of 100 people and put a dog in a tiny cabinet until it died , I would be charged with animal cruelty.

Eighteen pets died and 13 suffered injuries. Clearly the vast majority of animals that flew reached their destinations without incident. Out of the 24 pet deaths that occurred aboard U . S . carriers last year , 18 were on United flights. © Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A dog on a Japan Airlines charter

News that a dog died aboard a United Airlines flight on Monday has renewed interest in the airline’s track record of safely transporting animals.

According to data from the Department of Transportation, United Airlines had the highest number of animal deaths and injuries for any U.S. carrier in 2017. The data pertain only to pets that flew with the airline’s PetSafe cargo program, so it does not relate to the incident Monday in which a dog died after a passenger was reportedly forced to put her pet in its carrier in the overhead bin during a flight from Houston to New York. Pets that fly in-cabin are typically meant to be stowed underneath the seat in front of the owner.

The airline issued a statement Tuesday saying it took full responsibility for the “tragic accident” and said it was conducting a full investigation. But United spokesperson Charlie Hobart said medical experts indicate that an overwhelming number of deaths amid pets who flew in the cargo area last year were due to things beyond the airline’s control, such as preexisting medical conditions.

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24 Pets Died on U . S . Airlines Last Year . A Shocking Number Flew - www.flyertalk.com. Taken as a whole, 24 pet deaths occurred across U . S . carriers , 18 of which 18 Were On United . If I stood in front of 100 people and put a dog in a tiny cabinet until it died , I would be charged with animal cruelty.

Eighteen pets died and 13 suffered injuries. Clearly the vast majority of animals that flew reached their destinations without incident. Out of the 24 pet deaths that occurred aboard U . S . carriers last year , 18 were on United flights.

“Any time there’s a death or an incident, United does a thorough review,” Hobart said. “We reach out to the customer, offer our support and condolences, and we work to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.”

About a year ago, United was criticized after a giant bunny, which was expected to be named the world’s largest rabbit, died in its cargo area.

The Transportation Department numbers indicate how United shapes up with its competitors ― and the comparison doesn’t look good. The airline flew the most pets of any airline in 2017 through the PetSafe cargo program ― 138,178. Eighteen pets died and 13 suffered injuries. Clearly the vast majority of animals that flew reached their destinations without incident.

One might think that more pets flown would inevitably translate into a higher number of animal deaths. However, the rate of pet deaths on United Airlines was also more than double that of the airline with the second highest frequency of pet fatalities, American Airlines. The same report from years past indicated that United also had the highest number of pet deaths in 2016 and 2015.

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18 Were On United . HuffPost 3/14/2018 Rebecca Shapiro. © Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A dog on a Japan Airlines charter flight that allows pets In an interview with HuffPost last year , Inga Fricke, director of pet retention programs at The Humane Society of the United States, cautioned customers

News that a dog died aboard a United Airlines flight on Monday has renewed interest in the airline’s track record of safely transporting animals. According to data from the Department of Transportation, United Airlines had the highest number of animal deaths and injuries for any U . S . carrier in 2017.

Of airlines that experienced pet fatalities, Alaska Airlines had the best track record in 2017, with 114,947 pets flown, two deaths and one missing animal. A cat escaped from its kennel as it was being transported on the grounds of Honolulu International Airport. The feline was never found.

“While the number of pet deaths is low, oftentimes when it does happen it’s due to pet stress, such as the animals chewing out of their kennel,” a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines told HuffPost. The airline urged customers to work with their veterinarians to prepare pets for flying weeks before the actual flight.

Putting a pet in airline cargo is risky ― no matter the carrier. Over the years, top U.S. airlines have rotated having the highest number of pet deaths. From 2010 to 2012, Delta held the top spot.

In an interview with HuffPost last year, Inga Fricke, director of pet retention programs at The Humane Society of the United States, cautioned customers against putting their pets in cargo.

“Putting pets in cargo areas should be avoided whenever possible,” she said. “Once that animal is out of your control, there are so many risks it can be exposed to that it’s just not worth it.”

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Taken as a whole, 24 pet deaths occurred across U . S . carriers , 18 of which occurred on United . In last year alone, 138,178 pets were transported under United ’s PetSafe program, 31 of Out of this total of 31, 18 died and 13 were injured. The majority of animals and pets flown by United arrived

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
A dog on a Japan Airlines charter flight that allows pets and their owners to travel together on a three-day tour. © Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A dog on a Japan Airlines charter flight that allows pets and their owners to travel together on a three-day tour. A page from the Department of Transportation's 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report. © Department of Transportation A page from the Department of Transportation's 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report.

How to Travel Safely With Pets .
How to Travel Safely With PetsPet travel has earned some very bad publicity of late. In March, a United Airlines flight attendant forced a dog to spend its entire flight in an overhead bin, where it suffocated to death. The next day, two dogs traveling in cargo—also on United—were mixed up and flown to the wrong continents. Capping off the week, Delta sent an eight-week-old puppy to Vegas instead of Boise. Sensing a systemic problem (or at least the public perception of one), United suspended its widely used PetSafe program to conduct a thorough review.

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