Tiffany the dog has become American Airlines Cargo’s first ever live animal movement between The Netherlands and the US. Tiffany – a Dutch Smoushond became an animal VIP when specialist animal movements’ forwarder – Animals to Fly – called on AA Cargo to organise her transport to Philadelphia.
Dutch Smoushond’s are extremely rare and Tiffany is only a puppy so required additional specialist handling and care. AA Cargo’s GSA in The Netherlands – FlyUs – assigned animal loving team members Patrick Smidt and Benny Bekker to take care of the special passenger.
The night before her flight she was brought to the Animals by Air facility where she slept overnight and on the morning of departure she played happily and had a walk before being taken to the aircraft. As a very unusual breed she created quite a stir during the check-in process.
Safely loaded onto the B757 aircraft for the flight Tiffany was re-united with her delighted owners just nine hours later. “We are so pleased and proud of how Tiffany’s journey went we now have a photo of her hanging in a special place on our office wall, says Patrick Smidt of FlyUs. “We’ll never forget our first Tiffany and we believe she is a trail blazer for many others to fly with American Airlines Cargo”.