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Comfort-Focused Airline Pet Carriers

The Delta 'CarePod' Improves Air Travel for Pets

— January 27, 2020 — World
Traveling with pets is a notoriously stressful event for the animals, so the Delta 'CarePod' pet carrier has been developed by the airline to help make the process more comfortable for furry companions. The pet travel carrier is characterized by an array of comfort features like a pet hydration system, feeding tray, shaded windows and weather-insulated walls to keep animals at the right temperature. The bright pink design of the crate makes it highly visible for baggage handlers or staff to ensure extra care is taken with the carrier.

The Delta 'CarePod' pet carrier is positioned to be exclusively available at eight locations with nationwide availability set to roll out at a later date. The crate also boasts a connected monitoring system with GPS that will help pets to always be locatable.


Image Credit: Delta
Trend Themes
1. Comfort-oriented Pet Travel - There are opportunities for airlines to develop more pet travel products with comfort features.
2. Connected Pet Carriers - Developing pet carriers with connected monitoring systems is a burgeoning trend that presents opportunities for further innovation.
3. High-visibility Pet Carriers - Pet carriers featuring bright colors or LED lights have the potential to disrupt the pet travel market towards safer and more secure transportation.
Industry Implications
1. Airlines - The development of comfort-focused pet carriers is an opportunity for airlines to further tap into the pet travel market.
2. Pet Products - The trend towards connected pet carriers presents opportunities for pet product manufacturers to expand their offerings into this emerging market.
3. Transportation and Logistics - In addition to airlines and pet product manufacturers, transportation and logistics companies could benefit from the trend towards high-visibility pet carriers by offering specialized pet transportation services.
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