United Airlines Announces Pet Bans, Restrictions

posted by Dave DeVille -

Planning to travel with your pets on United Airlines? The company has issued a new pet travel policy after a highly publicized death of a dog back in March - they also "lost" a couple of animals. Among the new directives? A number of breeds are banned – and if you’re looking to fly with your cat or dog – be prepared for them to end up in the cargo hold.

In addition, United will no longer transport more than 20 dog breeds and four breeds of cats in its cargo holds "out of concern for higher adverse health risks." They include: Boston terriers, boxers, pugs, and Persian cats.

Now, those animals will reportedly be allowed in the main cabin if their carrying cases fit under the seat. But you should also pay special attention to “hot weather cities.” United says they will no longer allow people to transport pets to or from Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs during the summer months because of the heat. The new restrictions go into effect on June 18th.

Source: CNBC

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