Here's some pet travel news that may be relevant to members of the Foreign Service. When Foreign Service travelers cannot check their pets as accompanied baggage, they'll now be able to take advantage of government rates of a non-contract airline that accepts pets as checked baggage. This exemption is effective immediately and applies to all airlines participating in the City Pair Program (CPP).
Recent news regarding the United/Continental merger has left many parties, including Foreign Service Officers, feeling worried about complications and increased costs. It seems that none of these new rules are set in stone, however, and adjustments continue to be announced.
Check the American Foreign Service Association pet page on their website for more information, and keep following us for more updates as they're implemented.