The results are in: The best airline for travelers with pets? Alaska Airlines.
The designation was issued by Upgraded Points, an airline perk review site, which compiled a report of airlines’ pet-friendliness. The report used data from the US Department of Transportation to assess the number of pet-related incidents reported for each airline. These incidents included animal injuries, losses, and deaths that occurred under each airline’s care.
Among the 400,000 animals that traveled on US air carriers in 2018, over a third traveled via Alaska Airlines. Despite the large number of animals that flew with Alaska Airlines, only a single incident occurred under the company’s care.