You’re up in the air with fluffy stored away in the baggage bin and when you get to your destination ,alas ,Fluffy has croaked. How often does this happen, you wonder. Well, no one really knew for the longest time, but now, that’s about to change. Turns out that starting in July, consumers will have access to information on how many pets traveling in the baggage holds of U.S. commercial aircraft are killed, lost or injured while in each airline’s care.
Is this part of a new effort of openness by the new Department of Transportation? Dunno. But policy requires U.S. carriers to start reporting such incidents by May 15, and reports will begin appearing in DOT’s monthly Air Travel Consumer Report later.