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Pet Airways Makes First Flights Today: Are You Buying In?

No people allowed, people. That's the policy on the Pet Airways fleet offering main cabin travel for pampered pals only. Although it began taking reservations when it launched with an introductory one-way fare of $150, prices now range from $250–$300 and take off from regional airports close to five US cities — New York, Washington, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles — and seats are selling fast. While times are limited, and cross country trips take about 24 hours with an overnight stay-and-play, there are plans to expand to 25 cities in the next three years.

I can understand trepidation about flying a pup as cargo or checked baggage, but this airline flies up to 50 pets in a cabin specially fitted with crates, making a nice alternative for people with larger pets, provided your departure and arrival locations fit with their offerings. What's your take?

Source: Pet Airways

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snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i would like this if it was half-pets, half-people. all pets just seems odd.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
This is a nice idea in theory, but how practical is it? I guess if you will be staying in the destination a long time... otherwise it's alot of hoops to jump through to send your pet this way. Major airlines really need to step up their accomodations for pets. My dog is 14 lbs and he is barely able to fit comfortably under the seat. Now airlines are trying to squish even more seats into their planes. Air travel makes me see red rats.
cg130 cg130 7 years
As much as I love my dog, I think I'd only use something like this if we were moving oversea/a long distance.
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
I am still a little concerned with the whole flying pets in airplanes. I think that if they are going to do something like that, then they need to have planes set up to where both passenger and their animals can be together, more like a "family" oriented airplane. That way the animals will be taken care of properly, and passengers won't have to worry until they get sick about if their animal will be ok.
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