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How to Ease the Stress when Traveling with Pets

Traveling with pets, from booking the ticket to arriving at the airport can be stressful. Although there are many aspects of traveling with pet which need to be considered before making the decision, paying attention to certain elements can make air travel with pets that much easier. Here are some tips that can be used to ease the process of traveling with pets: Are pets able to travel on board the plane? In most cases, the pets are unable to travel on board the plane through the use of carry-on pet carriers, unless they are very small. Small pets can be placed ...

Pet safety in the air, part 2

The Safe Air Travel for Animals Act went into effect in May 2005 which requires all airlines to report any incidents involving the loss, injury or death of animals during air transportation. From this time until November 2006, we’re sorry to report that there have been 12 losses, 27 injuries, and 46 deaths of beloved pets entrusted for safe passage. Continental Airlines reported 16 deaths and 11 injuries during this time . Other airlines results as reported by the the Third Amendment which tracks these statistics: Airlines Deaths Injuries Loss Frontier Airlines 0 2 0 US Airways 1 1 1 Northwest Airlines 0 2 2 United Airlines 1 0 Continental Airlines 16 11 0 According to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD), over ...

Pet Safety in the air

When the 3 year-old prized whippet, Vivi, escaped from her cage at JFK airport almost two weeks ago, people took notice. She had just come from winning an Award of Merit at the Westminster Kennel Club show but was last seen bolting down the runway at 25mph just before boarding her Delta flight from JFK to Los Angeles. It seemed to be a tragic isolated incident but what people didn’t know was there were already 25 lost dogs in the animal rescue shelter at JFK’s cargo area. According to Bobbi Giordano, owner of Bobbi & the Strays, Vivi is the 4th ...

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