Delta Air Lines is now offering pet tracking during flight utilizing a device that passengers attach to the crate to monitor their pets. The device called the PT300 was developed by Sendum Wireless Corp., and it will cost $50 per flight. The unit attaches to the pet’s crate, and is being offered at 10 airports in the USA: New York’s LaGuardia, Atlanta; Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Memphis Tennessee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Tampa.

The monitoring will be in real-time before and after the flight and includes information about temperature, location, and whether the crate has tipped over. If any sudden temperature or pressure changes happen in-flight, an alert will go to the Delta call center. I have not found information on what actions will take place in the event of problems during flight.

Pets can be monitored on a website and through cell phone alerts. Their humans can only monitor alerts before and after a flight because of restrictions on using a cell phone during flight. Of course, this does not help in the event a pet breaks loose from a crate. It’s always a good idea to take preventative measures to keep the crate closed, such as using zip ties to secure the door.

H/T Bloomberg. Featured image photo via menghsindy on Flickr.

About Author

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.

Comments are closed.