Great news for Texas pet owners and anyone considering a pet friendly trip to the Lone Star State – this summer Pet Airways will begin serving airports in Austin, Dallas and Houston.
Pet Airways is the only airline designed exclusively for the transportation of pets. (Yes, that means you’ll have to get your own flight.) Their fleet of planes has been converted to accommodate pet carriers in the climate-controlled cabins of the aircraft. This allows Pet Airways to safely fly pets banned from other airlines, like bull dogs, Persian cats, and pugs, due to respiratory difficulties they can experience when flown in cargo. In addition to dogs and cats, Pet Airways also welcomes small pets like rats and Guinea pigs on their flights. They even have trained pet attendants on each flight to monitor the comfort of their “pawsengers.”
The airline launched flight operations in 2009 and currently serves Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha, Phoenix, and will soon be flying to Orlando.
Luckily for us, Buster and Ty still prefer the “John Madden” style of pet travel to jetting around the country. However, if we did need to get the dogs somewhere quickly (to New York for a last minute appearance on Good Morning America, for example :-)) I’d only fly them on Pet Airways. They are both too big to fly in the cabin on any other airline, and I’d never risk their lives in cargo – even for Good Morning America!
For more information on Pet Airways, please visit their website.
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