Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pet Airways: Pets Fly with You in the Cabin

Scooby and Garfield can now travel with you when you fly. Well technically they always could, just not in the passenger cabin. But today is the dawn of a new era, and a new company called Pet Airways allows your pet to come on the plane with you and fly across the country.

The website is currently bogged down from all the publicity it receiving, so I have not seen the exact terms and conditions. The only available page is where they fly. It appears that their destinations are limited to a hand full of locations across the country. Having seen Snakes on a plane, I am interested to know what type of animals are allowed, and even more so how the animals will react being in such close proximity.

My wife and I are planning take our new puppy Teagan to my "In-laws" during Thanksgiving, but unfortunately Pet Airways doesn't fly out of Seattle. Alaska Airlines wants to charge us an additional $100.00 each way to transport our pooch in cargo, but we may end up driving anyway.

Only time will tell if this radical new concept, will be a success or a flop.

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