United Airlines Has Stopped Allowing Pets to Fly In and Out of These Four U.S. Cities

United Airlines has gotten a ton of flack for a slew of reasons recently, including banning several dog breeds from flying on the airline altogether. And while yes, maybe pets and airports don’t always mix, United Airlines has stopped allowing dogs to depart from or arrive in four cities this summer, as reported by NBC News 3 Las Vegas.

 

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The initiative, which was announced when the airline simultaneously banned the litany of breeds, is now in effect. Starting June 18, no animals will be allowed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, McCarran International Airport, Palm Springs International Airport, and Tucson International Airport. What’s more, the airline has also stated they won’t take any furry friends on flights to and from locations above 85 degrees Fahrenheit or below 45 degrees. And remember, all short- or snub-nosed dogs and cats and strong-jawed dog breeds are banned from all air travel in what United says are higher adverse health risks.

 

While United is the fourth largest airline—and traveling with pets is sometimes a necessity, not a fun add on—their PetSafe program is designed to keep your furry friends safe. Maybe a road trip across the country is exactly the kind of bonding time you and your dog need, you know?

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Rachel Zoldan

Rachel Jacoby Zoldan is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City with her husband two cats, Gerry and Cookie. (Who are, yes, named after a film about dogs.)