Not every dog is lucky enough to fly presidential class on Air Force One, but no matter what part of the plane your pet will travel in, check out this seven-step timeline to fly the friendly skies. Even if you're not taking to the air, several of these are good tips to remember when traveling by car. Start living the high life when you check out this slideshow!
Nope, I didn't tack on some extra zeros — one woman paid $32 grand to fly her beloved Boxer (not shown here) in the cabin with her, business class no less. We know that air fees can add up, but an Israeli woman identified as Rivkah paid for the whole compartment to carry "Orchuk," his vet, and herself from Paris to Tel Aviv on Airline El Al. While she wouldn't discuss the price, Rivkah said:
He is my child, not a dog. And he deserves the best.
Do you think this news is plain nuts or, if you had the cash and the pull, would you make it happen, too?
For most of us — the most that wouldn't have hundreds of dollars to spare, won't take multiple trips a season or don't own a private jet — the price of air travel with pets can prohibit inclusion of furry friends in all but the most important of situations (like relocation). If you're wondering how much it will cost to include a pet on your next trip, I've gathered up the prices for the major airlines. How much will you pay as you go? Find out the one-way rates in the chart below.
|Airline||In-Cabin||Checked Baggage||As Cargo|
See the rest of the chart when you read more
One if by land, two if by sea, one place for pup, a different for me? Taking a plane ride can be difficult for pets — especially those nonfrequent fliers and ones that can't ride at your feet. To kick off our flying high week, let's dish on your pampered pals: in which part of the aircraft do they travel?