United Airlines Bans Dozens of Dogs and Cats in New Policy
United Airlines will ban dozens of cats and dogs in its new pet travel standards.
United announced starting June 18, 2018 it will no longer accept more than 40 breeds of cats and dogs that are short or snub-nosed or certain strong-jawed dog breeds in the cargo hold “out of concern for higher adverse health risks.” The list includes Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Mastiffs, and Pugs among other dog breeds. Four cat breeds are banned -- Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, and Persian.
United says the policies are the result of a comprehensive review of how animals travel with the airline that began in March. This was done in response to the death of a dog - a French Bulldog - in an overhead bin on one of their flights. As you may recall, when we covered that story, we told you the death triggered a social media firestorm.