The carrier isn't even booking, holding or loading the cargo.
In Indianapolis all live animal cargo leave through the same office staffed by Quantum Aviation regardless if it is United/Continental or Delta/Northwest.
Some additional statistics are needed. What is the origin (state of location) of these flights Are they staffed in house or outsourced What is the cause of death (heat, dehydration, disease, accident, intentional harm) Did the deaths occur in before the flight, during or after Were the animals healthy before flight
Somehow I have a hard time thinking that there is intentional neglect and am assuming animals are being shipped that are already weak, have a health condition known or unknown that leads to complication in flight. Possible stress or dehydration.
The last death I read about was the one where the guy shipped four pups and a few of them died, it was discovered that they were already ill and the shipper was the cause....
I recently shipped a pup h it was pouring rain here, but they room it over to pet plus, to load her last. And she never was manifested or put on the plane. I'm super close to the Detroit airport & it ... more
With delivering or handling of pups, sometimes takes a while to get checked in depending who is behind the desk. I make sure my pups are ziptied and settled nicely before leaving. They have climate... more
I use Delta a lot also because they open earlier than the other option (Alaska). I had one issue with them during my first litter in 2010 but I know they stepped up safety protocols (for example,... more
I have had no choice. All of the puppies I've shipped have gone to the East coast, and Continental's Cargo area in Billings, MT doesn't open until 8 am, with the flights leaving at 6 am. We only have ... more