Thursday, July 16, 2009

Come Fly Wiff Me !

Mom read something she found interesting in the newspaper today and wanted me to share it with you. The news article was about a new all-pet airline, Pet Airways. This airline is dedicated to providing safe and comfortable travel for pets, as all "dogs and cats fly in the main cabin of Suburban Air Freight planes, which have been retooled and lined with carriers in place of seats. Attendants escort the pets to planes and check on the animals every 15 minutes during flight." These pampered pawsengers will also get "pre-boarding walks and bathroom breaks. And at each of the five airports it serves, the company has created a “Pet Lounge” for future fliers to wait and sniff before flights." Fights just began yesterday from five major cities, including New York, Chicago and LA, with plans for 50 additional cities by the end of 2009. Tickets for the flights, operated once a week by Suburban Air Freight based in Omaha, Neb., start at $149 each way.

I doubt me and Banjo will ever need to go anywhere by plane, but for those doggies needing this service, we think this is terrific news!

What in-flight movies might they show? BOL


Brind'Amour said...

Woo hoo! I flew once. It was awesome!!!


Pedro said...

What a great service! I'm so small I can be carried on (though I never have) but my mom just found out they charge $70 on Southwest to carry a pet on board even if we fit under the seat in front of us. That seems wrong...


Bruschi said...

Mommy heard about this last month, and while it is great option so dogs don't have to go in cargo, this airline does not allow humans to accompany their pets. And Mommy is a lunatic and won't go anywhere without me, so I'll never get to experience this!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Bijou said...

Brind, you lucky dawg!

Pedro, yeah I guess the regular airlines are stuggling to make money in this economy.

Bruschi, mom totally agrees with your mom. But for the big dogs who can't fit under the seat and dogs sold by breeders and etc., this is a great alternative to being treated like a suitcase.


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

there are several advantages to this - and it is a better situation than flying cargo

woodrow sweetie mj

Dory's Backyard said...

Wow...I should tell Mommy and Daddy this...maybe I would get to go on VACATION with them....


Martine said...

That's really interesting, thanks for sharing!

Too bad they don't have room for humans too!

xo sugar & martine

The Great Rock Eater said...

Mommy says if we can't get there together we don't need to go =) She's not real cracked up about the idea of me flying alone. Not that we really have a need for that fight now, but just in case.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I would demand to fly in Furst Khlass
with my own purrrrrrsonal khat for my lap and head!


BRUTUS said...

That's cool. My mom is going on vacation next week, and I have to stay home since I wouldn't make it in the cargo hold!! Maybe if I get her to read this, she take me along? Wonder if they fly to Vegas....


BRUTUS said...

Hey Bijou-

The link to the Lili Chin website is embedded in the word "website" if you click on it. But here it is:
I'll make it easier to find within my post - if you had a hard time figuring it out, someone else will too!! Hope you get one :)


Selba said...

Wow! There's Pet Airways? That's so pawsome! Hopefully Selby could bring us flying someday. Thanks for sharing the news.

Adele, Vincent & Bella

Brownie said...

That is so cool! Maybe one day I'll be able to fly like those little birdies I've been trying to sink my teeth into... Maybe I can catch one from the airplane! BOL

Lorenza said...

We read about it yesterday. It is a pawesome idea!
Kisses and hugs

Lily and Benson said...

Lily and I think you are the cutest rat terrier. You have big ears like us. I think I would like to fly on an airplane. Do they give snacks?

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow Bij, that airport is real close to me. I could be a Jet-setting Dog of Mystery... BOL!