All of us want our pets to have a safe flight just like our other family members. It has been recorded that more than 50,000 pets travel over US in a year. Out of which 99.99% reach their destinations safely. The few that were not lucky could have survived if the owners were a little bit more careful.
The reasons for death of pets while travel are pre-existing conditions which constituted 21 deaths, brachycephalic (86) and other causes (68). Since 2005, 175 deaths were recorded, 42 losses and 64 injuries. Out of the 64 injuries, 22 happened because of escape attempt, 7 because of airline error, 15 were self-inflicted and 20 because of other causes.
To ensure the safety of your pets, try to schedule the summer flights in cooler mornings and winter flights in warmer afternoons.