well thats completely false but okay.WorldTraveler said:airplanes are designed for human travel, not pets.
Animals unfortunately die and are mishandled.
It happens on all airlines.
I think we have discussed before but Alaska has the worst ratio of animal deaths of any US airline.
animal deaths are published as part of the Air Travel Consumer report issued each month by the DOT.
I've shipped my animal one time on a flight (two flights actually since he made an interline connection). He arrived healthy but was scared to death of the experience.
My strategy is to find the best people to care him at home when I am gone and then to look forward to the excitement on his face when I return.
Kev, you know better. NW did nothing better than Delta. No one does anything better than Delta. Delta could shoot your dog and thats great....cause its Delta.Kev3188 said:NW had a very well structured pet program. DL decided it wasn't necessary, then found it necessary to adopt bits and pieces over the ensuing next few years. I'd like to see it fully restored.
Wouldn't be 100% fool-proof of course, but would go a long way toward avoiding these sorts of incidents...
This. Never fly with pets.eolesen said:If it were any other airline, we'd be hearing about how the ASPCA needs to get involved and do a thorough investigation.
I will agree with Rachel on one aspect -- I won't ever ship my pets by air. If they have to go with us, we drive. My wife had to do the necropsy write-ups when AA had animals die in transit, and most of the time, it was an animal than wasn't suited for travel. I don't doubt that mine would probably be fine, but I'm not taking the risk or putting them thru a traumatic experience.
uh okay thats easy, how man people does FedEx or UPS fly around?WorldTraveler said:show us some data - you do know where to find it, don't you - that shows that my statement is false.
No one said that NW didn't do a good job with pets or that DL couldn't do better.
DL is somewhere in the middle of the industry.
truth be told is that passenger airlines really don't want to handle pets or unaccompanied minors at all but do it because everyone else does.