Here Are the Breeds of Cats and Dogs United Has Banned from Flying
Best to keep Fido at home.
May 03 2018 3:21 PM EST
May 03 2018 12:21 AM EST
Following the death of a dog on board a recent flight, United has spent the last month reviewing their PetSafe program. Changes include not allowing any pets to fly to hot-weather destinations like Las Vegas in the summer and only allowing dogs and cats to fly in cargo, they've banned dozens of breeds from also flying in cargo.
"We are doing this to further minimize risk and ensure the comfort of pets we fly," Charles Hobart, a spokesman for United Airlines, told People. "We flew all sorts of animals. Geese, foxes, leopards, you name it, we pretty much flew it. That will change moving forward. We'll only fly dogs and cats as pets that belong to our customers."
The airline is still reviewing its policy on breeds allowed to fly in the cabin.
The breeds listed are the most susceptible to respiratory failure.
American Pit Bull Terrier/Pit Bull
American Staffordshire Terrier/"Amstaff"
Old English Bulldogges
Spanish Alano/Spanish Bulldog/Alano Espanol
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel/Prince Charles Spaniel
Japanese Chin/Japanese Spaniel
Boerboel/South African Mastiff
Ca de Bou/Mallorquin Mastiff
Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
Dogo Argentino/Argentinian Mastiff
Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
Fila Brasileiro/Brazilian Mastiff/Cao de Fila
Neapolitan Mastiff/Mastino Napoletano
Pakastani Mastiff/Bully Kutta
Presa Canario/Perro de Presa Canario/Dogo Canario/Canary Mastiff
Spanish Mastiff / Mastin Espanol
Tosa/Tosa Ken/Tosa Inu/Japanese Mastiff/Japanese Tosa
Staffordshire Bull Terrier/"Staffys"