Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fly the Pooch Friendly Skies

Pet Airways, ( today announced that it will launch the first pet-only airline specifically designed for the safe and comfortable transportation of pets, with the first pet flights scheduled for July 14, . On Pet Airways, all pets travel in the main cabin not in the cargo hold.

Serving five cities to start - New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles - Pet Airways plans to expand nationwide with easily accessible pet check-in lounges to serve its “pawsengers” in major metropolitan areas.

A proprietary web-enabled reservation system will allow customers to book pet travel on the web. Owners will be able to track their pet’s travel progress online at

According to Dan Wiesel, president/CEO of Pet Airways: “Currently, most pets traveling by air are transported in the cargo hold and are handled as baggage. The experience is frightening to the pets, and can cause severe emotional and physical harm, even death. This is not what most pet owners want to subject their pets to, but they have had no other choice, until now.”

The greatest issue facing pet parents when they want to transport their pets, aside from the dilemma and trauma of putting their loved ones in cargo holds, is the inability to know who, if anyone, is taking care of their pet and where or how their pet is being treated. It is a very stressful experience.

Pet Airways has solved this problem completely.

Pet Airways ensures pets are in the good hands of people who love and know how to take care of pets. From the moment a pet is dropped off at a Pet Lounge, the pet is always under the care of trained Pet Attendants. Monitored by Pet Attendants, pets will fly in planes that are fully-lit, climate-controlled and have the proper level of fresh air circulation that pets require.

Pawsengers will be boarded and de-boarded from planes as quickly as possible, never left in the cold or heat, and depending on transit time, will be offered toilet facilities, food and water as necessary during stops. Pet Parents will be assured of sensitive, careful handling and the peace of mind that their pets are well looked after by people who care as much about their pets as they do.

The Pet Airways goal is to make the pet travel experience more comfortable and enjoyable for both pawsengers and their human families.

1 comment:

blondetherapy said...

I think that if you want to continue to grow a breed yet maintain their notable characteristics, then stay independent and do not join the AKC registry. Their sense of the "breed standard" has warped many fantastic breeds, leaving them incapable of performing their original functions or at least decreased their ability to perform. Several good examples include the german shepherd, who's hocks and hip angles are so drastic that they have difficulty in walking, much less herding sheep and protecting people. And a finer example is that of the golden retriever. Look at the breed from the 1970s and compare to now. They are a smaller breed, which shorter muzzles which have difficulty in carrying a duck. Rather defeats the point behind a hunting retriever don't you think.
I think at this time, until the AKC can revamp their judging styles and rules, it will defeat the purpose behind saving this newly found breed.