The Wall Street Journal: United to resume carrying pets in cargo holds, with some restrictions

United Continental Holdings Inc. will resume shipments of dogs and cats in its cargo holds in July, after reviewing rules on pet transport following a dog’s death in an overhead bin in a passenger cabin.

United’s PetSafe program will now carry only certain breeds of cats and dogs in the cargo holds of its planes. United also said it will not fly animals to or from some airports, including Las Vegas, during the hot summer months.

More pets have died on United flights in recent years than on those operated by rival airlines. In March, a dog died inside a carry-on bag after a flight attendant told a passenger to stow the bag in an overhead bin, unaware the bag contained a puppy.

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