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Association for Airline Passenger Rights and TripsWithPets Announce Partnership to Advance Pet Friendly Travel

Partnership seeks to provide passengers with tips to make travel more enjoyable for their furry companions
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Association for Airline Passenger Rights ("AAPR") today announced a strategic partnership with TripsWithPets (TWP), an online resource named BEST pet travel site by Consumer Reports! The basis of the partnerships is to assist airline passengers find pet friendly accommodations, airline pet policies, pet travel tips, pet travel supplies, along with other pet travel resources. It aims to make pet safe travel a little easier.

AAPR members can breathe a little easier about their furry travel companions. TripsWithPets is the #1 online resource for pet travel. Their staff members are veterans of the online travel industry and have a great deal of experience traveling with their pets. TripsWithPets provides all the necessary resources to assist you in planning your next trip with your dog, cat, or other furry friend - a trip in which your pet will be welcome, happy and safe.

"Traveling with pets - especially flying with them - is often a daunting task, and one that should be taken lightly," said Brandon M. Macsata, Executive Director of the Association for Airline Passenger Rights. "Our new partnership with TripsWithPets is important because pets are like family members, and unfortunately sometimes bad things can happen. It is better to be prepared in advance and take all necessary precautions to ensure our little furry friends fly safely."

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), airlines reported five incidents involving the loss, death, or injury of pets while traveling by air in December 2012, which is last reported data. The incidents involved one pet death and four pet injuries. For all of last year, carriers reported 30 pet deaths, 27 pet injuries, and one lost pet. In 2011, carriers reported 35 pet deaths, nine pet injuries, and two lost pets.

"If your travel plans include flying the friendly skies with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep their best interests in mind," states Kim A. Salerno, President & CEO of Trips with Pets, Inc. "Partnering with AAPR helps to create greater awareness about the importance of proper planning and preparation when flying with your pet to best ensure their travels are happy and safe."

To learn more about TripsWithPets, visit

For more information about the Association for Airline Passenger Rights or its partnership with TripsWithPets, please visit or contact AAPR directly at

About AAPR: The Association for Airline Passenger Rights is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote fairer customer service and accessibility standards in the airline industry and to improve passenger satisfaction. AAPR was formed in response to growing dissatisfaction among American consumers toward the airline industry.

About TripsWithPets: is the #1 online resource for pet travel and named BEST pet travel site by Consumer Reports. offers resources to ensure pets are welcome, happy, and safe when traveling. The website features a directory of pet friendly hotels & accommodations across the U.S. and Canada, airline & car rental pet policies, dog friendly beaches, search by route, pet travel tips, pet travel supplies, along with other pet travel resources.

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