A cat forum. CatBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CatBanter forum » Cat Newsgroups » Cat health & behaviour
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Did Delta Airlines Kill Family Cat?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 27th 03, 07:08 AM
Luvskats00
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Did Delta Airlines Kill Family Cat?

http://www.nbc5.com/travelgetaways/2662716/detail.html
According to NBC5 tv news:

An Oregon family said their cat died because it was not allowed to be carried
on with their other two felines. Sara Stano said her family chose Delta
Airlines because they assured her their three cats would be allowed as carry-on
luggage. Instead, Stano said, the family was allowed to carry on only two cats
and had to check the third one.

When they arrived in Greensboro, N.C., the cat in the cargo hold was dead.
"They brought him out in his kennel, and they sat him down next to us, and he
was dead," Stano said. "He had been dead awhile. He was really stiff, and he
was really cold. It was horrible," Stano said.

Delta Airlines did not comment on the cat's death, but their guidelines state
that passengers assume full responsibility for animals that are transported. -
story end.

I think this is horrible, but I think the family dropped the ball. They should
have relied less on the assurance of a telephone sales agent or travel agent
and received a confirmation IN WRITING. After all, three cats were to be
travelling. In addition, why didn't the family refuse to board and demand
intervention by a very senior airline executive to try to work this out? Also,
if passengers are legally allowed to bring at least one carry one piece of
luggage, then why wasn't each family member allowed to designate one cat
carrier as their designated piece of carry on luggage?

I will personally contact Delta for these answers and hope y'all do as well? If
Delta did cause the death, I hope everyone boycotts the airline!
  #2  
Old November 27th 03, 09:49 AM
Helen
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"Luvskats00" wrote in message
...
http://www.nbc5.com/travelgetaways/2662716/detail.html
According to NBC5 tv news:

An Oregon family said their cat died because it was not allowed to be

carried
on with their other two felines. Sara Stano said her family chose Delta
Airlines because they assured her their three cats would be allowed as

carry-on
luggage. Instead, Stano said, the family was allowed to carry on only two

cats
and had to check the third one.

When they arrived in Greensboro, N.C., the cat in the cargo hold was dead.
"They brought him out in his kennel, and they sat him down next to us, and

he
was dead," Stano said. "He had been dead awhile. He was really stiff, and

he
was really cold. It was horrible," Stano said.

Delta Airlines did not comment on the cat's death, but their guidelines

state
that passengers assume full responsibility for animals that are

transported. -
story end.

I think this is horrible, but I think the family dropped the ball. They

should
have relied less on the assurance of a telephone sales agent or travel

agent
and received a confirmation IN WRITING. After all, three cats were to be
travelling. In addition, why didn't the family refuse to board and demand
intervention by a very senior airline executive to try to work this out?

Also,
if passengers are legally allowed to bring at least one carry one piece of
luggage, then why wasn't each family member allowed to designate one cat
carrier as their designated piece of carry on luggage?

I will personally contact Delta for these answers and hope y'all do as

well? If
Delta did cause the death, I hope everyone boycotts the airline!


It's pretty standard for airlines to only allow a maximum of two animals in
the cabin proper, so they should definitely have asked for confirmation in
writing. I doubt they could have got that rule changed, but I agree they
should also have refused to board until they knew everything was in order. I
suspect that, since their third cat was not scheduled to travel in the hold,
the pilot did not turn the heating on down there (there's no point heating a
luggage area if there are no live animals down there), and that's what
killed the cat.

My cat crossed the Atlantic in the hold with British Airways. Her flight was
delayed because the heating on her scheduled flight was faulty and they
didn't want to risk it, so they put her on a later flight a little later.
She stayed with the BA agent until she could catch her flight, and her
flight went fine.

This is a very sad story )-:

Helen


  #3  
Old November 27th 03, 09:49 AM
Helen
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"Luvskats00" wrote in message
...
http://www.nbc5.com/travelgetaways/2662716/detail.html
According to NBC5 tv news:

An Oregon family said their cat died because it was not allowed to be

carried
on with their other two felines. Sara Stano said her family chose Delta
Airlines because they assured her their three cats would be allowed as

carry-on
luggage. Instead, Stano said, the family was allowed to carry on only two

cats
and had to check the third one.

When they arrived in Greensboro, N.C., the cat in the cargo hold was dead.
"They brought him out in his kennel, and they sat him down next to us, and

he
was dead," Stano said. "He had been dead awhile. He was really stiff, and

he
was really cold. It was horrible," Stano said.

Delta Airlines did not comment on the cat's death, but their guidelines

state
that passengers assume full responsibility for animals that are

transported. -
story end.

I think this is horrible, but I think the family dropped the ball. They

should
have relied less on the assurance of a telephone sales agent or travel

agent
and received a confirmation IN WRITING. After all, three cats were to be
travelling. In addition, why didn't the family refuse to board and demand
intervention by a very senior airline executive to try to work this out?

Also,
if passengers are legally allowed to bring at least one carry one piece of
luggage, then why wasn't each family member allowed to designate one cat
carrier as their designated piece of carry on luggage?

I will personally contact Delta for these answers and hope y'all do as

well? If
Delta did cause the death, I hope everyone boycotts the airline!


It's pretty standard for airlines to only allow a maximum of two animals in
the cabin proper, so they should definitely have asked for confirmation in
writing. I doubt they could have got that rule changed, but I agree they
should also have refused to board until they knew everything was in order. I
suspect that, since their third cat was not scheduled to travel in the hold,
the pilot did not turn the heating on down there (there's no point heating a
luggage area if there are no live animals down there), and that's what
killed the cat.

My cat crossed the Atlantic in the hold with British Airways. Her flight was
delayed because the heating on her scheduled flight was faulty and they
didn't want to risk it, so they put her on a later flight a little later.
She stayed with the BA agent until she could catch her flight, and her
flight went fine.

This is a very sad story )-:

Helen


  #4  
Old November 27th 03, 10:27 AM
Kuisse0002
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hearing stories like that especially with airlines really upsets me. I feel
very sad for the family but more sad that a good innocent family cat got KILLED
- EXECUTED - TORTURED - by some stupid insensitive decision makers.

But OTOH - good for BA! for taking that extra care and consideration with a
cat in their cargo.
  #5  
Old November 27th 03, 10:27 AM
Kuisse0002
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hearing stories like that especially with airlines really upsets me. I feel
very sad for the family but more sad that a good innocent family cat got KILLED
- EXECUTED - TORTURED - by some stupid insensitive decision makers.

But OTOH - good for BA! for taking that extra care and consideration with a
cat in their cargo.
  #6  
Old November 28th 03, 01:17 AM
-L.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

(Luvskats00) wrote in message ...
http://www.nbc5.com/travelgetaways/2662716/detail.html
According to NBC5 tv news:

An Oregon family said their cat died because it was not allowed to be carried
on with their other two felines. Sara Stano said her family chose Delta
Airlines because they assured her their three cats would be allowed as carry-on
luggage. Instead, Stano said, the family was allowed to carry on only two cats
and had to check the third one.


Fatal mistake. Over 1000 animals are killed or lost on air flights
each year. Word of advice: drive.

-L.
  #7  
Old November 28th 03, 01:17 AM
-L.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

(Luvskats00) wrote in message ...
http://www.nbc5.com/travelgetaways/2662716/detail.html
According to NBC5 tv news:

An Oregon family said their cat died because it was not allowed to be carried
on with their other two felines. Sara Stano said her family chose Delta
Airlines because they assured her their three cats would be allowed as carry-on
luggage. Instead, Stano said, the family was allowed to carry on only two cats
and had to check the third one.


Fatal mistake. Over 1000 animals are killed or lost on air flights
each year. Word of advice: drive.

-L.
  #8  
Old November 28th 03, 05:03 AM
MacCandace
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Fatal mistake. Over 1000 animals are killed or lost on air flights
each year. Word of advice: drive.

-L.

One of my big fears in life is that I will someday have to fly my cats
somewhere. There is really no reason this would ever have to happen that I can
imagine since I'm not planning on moving from where I currently live but I do
consider it now and then. I would certainly drive but if you're crossing an
ocean, that's not an option.


Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)
  #9  
Old November 28th 03, 05:03 AM
MacCandace
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Fatal mistake. Over 1000 animals are killed or lost on air flights
each year. Word of advice: drive.

-L.

One of my big fears in life is that I will someday have to fly my cats
somewhere. There is really no reason this would ever have to happen that I can
imagine since I'm not planning on moving from where I currently live but I do
consider it now and then. I would certainly drive but if you're crossing an
ocean, that's not an option.


Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)
  #10  
Old November 30th 03, 12:23 PM
MaryL
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"-L." wrote in message
m...
(Luvskats00) wrote in message

...
http://www.nbc5.com/travelgetaways/2662716/detail.html
According to NBC5 tv news:

An Oregon family said their cat died because it was not allowed to be

carried
on with their other two felines. Sara Stano said her family chose Delta
Airlines because they assured her their three cats would be allowed as

carry-on
luggage. Instead, Stano said, the family was allowed to carry on only

two cats
and had to check the third one.


Fatal mistake. Over 1000 animals are killed or lost on air flights
each year. Word of advice: drive.

-L.


I have not flown with my cats for a number of years (have been driving
instead of flying for the last few years). However, there were a few
important rules that I strictly adhered to when I did fly because I did not
want to take any risks with my furbabies: (1) only a few airlines will
permit cats in the cabin, and I always made reservations exclusively with
those airlines even though it often cost extra; (2) make reservations well
in advance and get confirmation of reservations for pets *in the cabin*
because airlines will usually only permit 2 small pets in a cabin; (3) have
an up-to-date health certificate and rabies vaccination certificate; (4) try
to get nonstop reservations to avoid risks of problems when changing
flights; (5) call the night before departure to re-confirm and make sure
that your cat is also listed on the confirmation; (6) make sure you are not
given a seat in the first row in the cabin because there is no seat in front
of you; since pets in the cabin are stored under the seat in front, the
first row of seats deprives you of all of the arrangements I just mentioned.
I was "bumped" on one occasion, despite all of these precautions. I refused
to take the next available flight because they wanted to put my cat in
cargo; I had to wait several additional hours so I could carry my cat on
board in the cabin, but it was well worth it. Once I changed to driving
only, my sense of relief was palpable because I did not have to worry about
airline restrictions.

MaryL
(take out the litter to reply)

Photos of Duffy and Holly: 'o'
http://tinyurl.com/8y54 (Introducing Duffy to Holly)
http://tinyurl.com/8y56 (Duffy and Holly "settle in")


 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(US OH) Dog Pound workers armed with license to kill; animal abuse evident [email protected] Cat anecdotes 14 July 22nd 04 10:54 AM
Delta Gizela Cat anecdotes 7 September 24th 03 11:04 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 CatBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.