The greatest thing since sliced bread.
Pet Airways. Plain and simple.
Pet Airways is a pet-only airline dedicated to pet-friendly travel. On Pet Airways your pets fly in the MAIN cabin, not some cold, dank cargo hold. Their motto is that pets aren’t packages, they’re “pawsengers.” The travel experience works like this: drop your pet off at a special “pet lounge” at (or nearby) the airport before your flight, the pets are then boarded into individual, secure pet carriers and placed in the lighted and climate-controlled cabin. Designated “pet attendants” monitor your pet every 15 minutes during the flight to make sure they are safe and comfortable (they even monitor their bathroom breaks). At the end of the flight, pets are transferred to another pet lounge where you pick them up. A pet attendant will remain with your pet until you arrive, even if your flight is delayed.
The inaugural flight from New York to Los Angeles is scheduled for July 14 and will cost you about $149 each way. Not cheap, but then again, pretty reasonable if you consider the first class treatment Fluffy will be getting. The airline hopes to expand its service to 25 continental cities within the next few years and cater to exotic pets, as well as to dogs and cats.
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