Association for Airline Passenger Rights releases guide to safe pet travel
Wednesday 24, April 2013
The Association for Airline Passenger Rights, (AAPR) hasreleased its online publication, "Passenger Guide to Pet Safe Travel."
The guide, which is published as part of a strategic partnership with TripsWithPets (TWP) announced last month by AAPR, provides airline passengers with information, helpful tips and resources designed to make pet safe flying more achievable. The guide is being made available for free for all airline passengers.
The guide includes information about pet-related incidents, pet health and immunization requirements, general airline information, cabin and cargo requirements, security procedures, service animals for passengers with disabilities, and other resources.
"There is a lot to take into consideration when flying with pets, including varying airline policies, getting through security check-points, pet friendly areas at airports and legal requirements, just to name a few," said Brandon M. Macsata, Executive Director of the Association for Airline Passenger Rights. "We hope that airline passengers find our new travel guide useful when planning trips with their furry friend! It is a must-have resource considering all of the little things that go into pet safe travel."
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), airlines reported five incidents involving the loss, death, or injury of pets while traveling by air in December 2012, which is last reported data. The incidents involved one pet death and four pet injuries. For all of last year, carriers reported 30 pet deaths, 27 pet injuries, and one lost pet.
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