Other than being the first fleet of planes dedicated solely to pawsengers, there are more things that set PetAirways apart from other air travel options! Even though it's too pricey for every weekend away, check out some special features that put this flight above the rest.
Ohhh, there's no place like home for the holidays! But what about those pets with no home to go to? Sad. Even though usually Pet Airways treats pampered pals meeting up with human families, they've partnered with Best Friends Animal Society to launch Operation Thanksgiving Day Pet Flight to Freedom.
Departing from Chicago's Midway Airport, the plane will be packed with pets relocating to the New York area, where they'll be made available for adoption — and, best yet, the entire planeload travels for free. The journey starts on Thanksgiving Day, where animals receive a yummy holiday meal and lots of love from volunteers at the Pet Lounge in Chicago. They'll sleep there at night and then board their rescue airlift on Friday morning. Safe and happy travels!
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?