Articles tagged “pets”

United Suspends Its Pet Cargo Service While Investigations Proceed

United Suspends Its Pet Cargo Service While Investigations Proceed

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United charges a lot of money to ship dogs, and promises on its website "industry-leading comfort and safety features." United hasn't always delivered, so it's probably time to press pause and figure out if there are endemic problems with the program.

6 months ago

U.S. Senator Demands to Know Why United Airlines Has the Most Pet Deaths By Far

U.S. Senator Demands to Know Why United Airlines Has the Most Pet Deaths By Far

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United had the most reported pet deaths among U.S. airlines in both 2016 and 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Reports. While we won't pass judgment here on what the flight attendant heard or didn't hear, and what exactly transpired in the latest incident, it's clear that the airline has some work to do.

6 months ago

Delta Expands Probe Into Websites Posing as Affiliated Pet Services

Delta Expands Probe Into Websites Posing as Affiliated Pet Services

Jeff Martin, Associated Press

Delta had alleged one site is a fraudulent pet shipper. It now says that the site is part of "larger criminal scheme" and that there are copycats. It will be up to the courts to see if this old dog will hunt.

11 months ago

Delta Sues Bogus and Mysterious Website Posing as an Affiliated Pet Service

Delta Sues Bogus and Mysterious Website Posing as an Affiliated Pet Service

Jeff Martin, Associated Press

Delta has a dog in this fight — and is trying to shut down a website and service falsely intimating that it has ties to the airline.

12 months ago

Queen Mary 2 Debuts Staterooms for Solo Travelers and Expands Kennels

Queen Mary 2 Debuts Staterooms for Solo Travelers and Expands Kennels

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

The Queen Mary 2 has long-catered to dogs and their masters, and now even solo travelers are having their day in the sun -- or in their own staterooms, at least.

2 years ago

U.S. Airports Pander to Dogs That Need Relief

U.S. Airports Pander to Dogs That Need Relief

William Mathis, Associated Press

U.S. airports need to think more about passenger experience of both the two and, to a lesser extent, the four leg variety on every single level.

2 years ago

Pets Will Stay in Luxury at New JFK Terminal

Pets Will Stay in Luxury at New JFK Terminal

Verena Dobnik , Associated Press

It appears as though horses, dogs, cows and aardvarks will have everything at the new JFK terminal except free Wi-Fi.

3 years ago

Hotels See Fee Opportunities When Guests Travel With Dogs

Hotels See Fee Opportunities When Guests Travel With Dogs

Sue Manning, Associated Press

Nobody ever asks the dogs if they want to travel in the first place.

3 years ago

Delta Hopes to Improve Its Pet-Fatality Reputation With New GPS Trackers

Delta Hopes to Improve Its Pet-Fatality Reputation With New GPS Trackers

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

There's a bigger opportunity here for a third party to create an app and a smart collar that keeps owner and pet connected, no matter the airline.

3 years ago

Republican Congressman Wants to See His Tiny Dog Ride Amtrak

Republican Congressman Wants to See His Tiny Dog Ride Amtrak

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

Anything that gets a Republican lawmaker in D.C. to do anything other than want to slash Amtrak into non-existence makes us say "hot dog!"

4 years ago

United Had the Most Pet Fatalities of Any U.S. Airline in 2014

United Had the Most Pet Fatalities of Any U.S. Airline in 2014

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The overall fatality rate -- which isn't included here -- is the true sign for how safe or not the flights were this year.

4 years ago

Aloft Hotel Plays Rescue Dog Matchmaker

Aloft Hotel Plays Rescue Dog Matchmaker

Associated Press

We hope they waive the room cleaning fee for new dog owners.

4 years ago