American adds military pet discount to include international flights


American Airlines Cargo has expanded its military discount program to include the transport of personal pets to and from all international origins and destinations.

The move was made as May is Military Family Appreciation Month and the carrier says it was done to recognise the dedicated military personal serving domestically and abroad,

The military discount program now features 50 per cent off published rates for all international pets traveling on American. Available to US military personnel and their dependents, this special rate expands the existing military discount program, which already included 50 per cent off all domestic pet transports.

American Airlines Cargo president, Rick Elieson says: “We’re incredibly grateful for the sacrifices our military personnel and their family members make.

“We wanted to further enhance and simplify their pets’ travel experience, while expressing our ongoing appreciation for their service. Expanding our military discount program was one way to do that.”