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wishbone 06-04-2009 03:24 AM

Pet-friendly airline
 
Not a product but a service, the owner come up the idea for comfortable pet travel compare to ordinary airline with many cases of injured and death of animals.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31083094/

annie830 06-04-2009 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by wishbone (Post 560336)
Not a product but a service, the owner come up the idea for comfortable pet travel compare to ordinary airline with many cases of injured and death of animals.

Yeah i heard about that but its really expensive...

tiggywinkles 06-05-2009 11:58 AM

I agree, it's way too expensive! I wish dearly that I could use it for our hedgehogs but none of my customers have been willing to use it. I don't like reg airlines so if you want a hedgie flown to you I only will in the spring & fall because of the heat and cold under the plane -and I wont send one anyplace where it is normally real cold or hot. We fly out of DFW in Texas so yup spring and late fall or forget it!

RenishaS 06-05-2009 12:39 PM

Really it's up to the owner to decide if they can pay the fee. If I were to move across country I'd find the cost of hiring movers and then flying worth the hassle. I'd for sure fly my pets as comfortably as I could. It is expensive but it's a fledgling airline they have to be able to afford the overhead.

Dragonrain 06-05-2009 02:48 PM

I didn't think that was more expensive than flying an animal in cargo on a normal airline?

My parents had to fly their dog once and to fly her cargo it was like $275. I'm not sure if maybe it depends on the size of the animal though? Their dog is a cocker spaniel, so she's not huge.

I wish they could allow the owners to fly with the pets though. Even though this does sound better than them going in cargo, I would still be nervous having my pet flying with strangers and a bunch of strange animals.

I also think it will be a lot more useful once they fly to more locations. I don't know if they fly pets other than cats and dogs at this time either? I went on their site and could only find cat and dog info.

RenishaS 06-05-2009 08:49 PM

I've been on a lot of flights recently where a toy sized dog has traveled as a carry-on. As for the cargo I have no idea how much it costs I've never gone more than a couple hours drive with my pets before.

gr8pots 06-05-2009 09:12 PM

My inlaws used to travel with their dogs but it was always very expensive. It's a shame the airlines won't allow small pets to travel in small crates under the seat in front of you for free. I have a friend that takes her sugar gliders with her on the plane (in her bra!). I honestly don't know how she does it. I know if I tried they would turn me away! ha ha

RenishaS 06-06-2009 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by gr8pots (Post 560514)
My inlaws used to travel with their dogs but it was always very expensive. It's a shame the airlines won't allow small pets to travel in small crates under the seat in front of you for free.

Like I said in my above post. I've seen a lot of that as of late. Someone I was traveling with once (a co worker) was so annoyed that a woman on the plane had a Pom with her in a small carrying case. Honestly I think most dog are more well behaved than most small children on planes.

RenishaS 06-09-2009 07:51 PM

Found this article to day.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31129066/

No wonder people would rather drive cross country with their pets than fly...

Dragonrain 06-10-2009 10:36 AM

Yeah small pets can sometimes fly with their owners if their carrier can fit under the seat - However the animal has to be very small and there are species restrictions. I know some airlines don't allow rabbits to travel in cabin, and I'd assume that most of them wouldn't allow things like sugar gliders and other exotics.

BeagleGuyScott 04-14-2011 03:02 PM

There are ground transport companies for dogs that are much less expensive. As they say, just google it.

LeahMarieLovely 12-28-2011 01:09 AM

Way too expensive!

Zeussical 01-20-2012 11:00 PM

Spirit Airlines allows small pets (dogs cats birds) to travel in the cabin w/their owners on domestic flights. Fee is $100/carrier, and the pets must remain in their carrier for the flight duration. My Zeuss flew Spirit when he was only 10wks old, and he loved it!

Interestingly, if two pets can fit into a single carrier then only one fee is paid. Not too often that this comes into play, I imagine.

petluv74 07-17-2012 05:36 PM

Re: Ground Transport Companies
 
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Originally Posted by BeagleGuyScott (Post 620222)
There are ground transport companies for dogs that are much less expensive. As they say, just google it.

Yes, I agree. It is also important to find a ground pet transport company that's certified. Not all pet transport companies are the same.

Englishcremedog 03-22-2013 09:43 AM

It shocks me how much they charge to fly big dogs. It would be cheaper to drive most places unless that is not an option.


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