New AMC policy allows passengers to fly with more pets
By Cynthia Bauer, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
/ Published October 17, 2002
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFPN) -- Passengers traveling on permanent change-of-station orders between the United States and overseas bases on Patriot Express flights now have the opportunity to move more than two pets per family.
Air Mobility Command officials have instituted a new policy allowing passengers the opportunity to move additional pets on a space-available basis.
Cindy Rothenbach, program manager for Patriot Express with AMC's logistics directorate, said that 15 days prior to flight departures, if pet spaces are open, they will be available for passengers to move additional pets.
"Passengers need to contact their local transportation office to request additional space or spaces," said Rothenbach. "In turn, the transportation office will contact the global channel operations reservation section at Air Mobility Command's Tanker Airlift Control Center (here) to arrange for the additional space. After booking, the transportation office will print out a confirmation for the passenger. The passenger will be required to present this confirmation to the passenger terminal personnel as the authorization to move these additional pets."
She said that pets moved overseas under this policy can only be moved back to the United States under the space available pet program, provided pet spaces are available. (Courtesy of AMC News Service)