For now, pet travel in the main cabin won't be affected, but that service is also under review. We do know that starting in April brightly colored bag tags will be implemented to highlight animals traveling in-cabin to increase awareness and safety.
Of the major carriers, United transports the most animals and has the highest rate of animal deaths. Even accounting for its larger volume of animals, the airline still has the highest death rate of any US airline in the last three years: 1.19 deaths per 10,000 animals transported, reports the Verge. That's higher than the next two airlines combined.
In addition to the dog that died midflight, two dogs have been sent to the wrong destination in the past week. One sent to St. Louis instead of Akron and one sent to Japan instead of Wichita.