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Pet Airways: Making Air Travel Safe for the Big Dogs (& Cats)

Pet Airways

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Pet Airways is a boon to everyone who wants to transport a furry family member across the country but doesn’t want to drive¬† — or treat their pet as cargo. This innovative airline, which debuted in 2009, is also a godsend for shelters. A plane that holds 50 dogs and cats in the main cabin can get animals to locations where they are more likely to get adopted without subjecting them to the trauma of traveling in the hold.

The Pet Airways Way of Flying

In some respects, Pet Airways is like standard commercial carriers. It has its own passenger lounges, aircraft tailored to its flights, and a select group of hub cities.  But when the bulk of those on board are nonhuman, you figure certain adjustments will need to be made.

And they have been. Continue reading