Hi there and thank you for volunteering with PNP and working towards using your airline employee status to help animals in need.
I do know that other airline employees have transported animals in cabin and also in cargo. That being said, I think they did so by paying, or perhaps the rescue groups paying, for whatever the employee charges are to transport a pet? Just guessing. I do know we have had some airline captains take animals along as well, sometimes in cabin, other times in cargo.
Our sister org in Canada has an entire network of flight volunteers who accompany rescue animals on commercial flights. I don't have first hand knowledge of how they accomplish this but it is with an airline that we do not have in the U.S., or at least I believe it is?
We would love to partner with a commercial airline and have some type of a working relationship but so far, we have only made it into a couple of the sky magazines!
If you would like to pursue this further, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
and perhaps we can work on this together. If anyone else has input on this topic, please reply!