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The Scoop: JetBlue Doubles Prices for Underseat Pets

May 23 2008 - 12:30am


All this talk of what the airlines are charging for the details [1], got me thinking about my lil detail, North [2]. He loves being included in my life – and lets me know when he doesn't feel that way [3] – but, boy, can the price of plane tickets get us down! When looking into a summer trip with my pooch this week, I realized a very shocking (and troubling) fact: JetBlue [4] has doubled the price of a cabin pet from $50 to $100. I spoke with a representative from the airline's corporate communications department who shared some information on this change. Learn what I found out when you .

On May 1, 2008, the nonrefundable fee for a high-flying pet became $100 each way. This airline still only allows small pets – weighing up to 20 pounds inside a carrier – to travel under the seat counting as your "personal item." The price change was part of an effort to combat the continual rise in the cost of operation – I was told that a lot of thought was put into this decision, and it could be considered a last resort as the industry is encountering a unique environment because of the price of fuel these days.

The news hits pretty hard, especially considering this airline is known for having some of the lowest one-way fares around – $100 each way could very well put your pet's ticket cost over that of your own! I can definitely understand bringing a doggie or kitty onboard for a big holiday or important trip [5], but this price point makes it often cheaper and easier to keep pets grounded at a fab boarding facility [6] instead. What do you think? Share your opinions in the comments below.

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