This is one of the most unique concepts I’ve seen in a very long time. Check out Pet Airways, an airline just for pets. Before I go any further, also take a look at their commercial along with an interview with the co-founder:
I give this idea a month at most. C’mon now, is this serious?
In the interview the co-founder talks about how stressful traveling with a pet is. Are you telling me it’s any less stressful to drop off your dog at a different airport (since they fly out of small airports), drive to a different airport so you can fly to your destination, and then 24 hours later pick up your dog at a different airport?
While the idea is creative, this seems a bit inhumane to me (no pun intended). One can book a ticket between New York and Los Angeles for a pet, and it looks to me like Pet Airways operates Beechcraft 1900’s. That’s gonna be one hell of a long (and loud) journey coast-to-coast, overnight no less!
Don’t get me wrong, I love my dogs, but this seems worse than just putting them in a cargo hold for a couple of hours (although I would never fly with my pets to begin with).
Also, I have to laugh at the concept of a pet attendant. Can you picture the atmosphere on that flight, with two pilots and a pet attendant? It seems like the pet attendant doesn’t have all that much of an incentive to do his/her job. Some flight attendants go on enough power trips with passengers, let alone pets that don’t have the ability to give out “Going the Extra Mile” certificates or write complaint letters requesting compawsation (sorry, I couldn’t resist). 😉