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    Pet Airways

    You gotta love American entrepreneurs. However, I am disappointed that pets are not strapped into seats with movie channels featuring Benji, Bingo, Lassie, and Hooch. "The captain has turned off the seat belt sign" -- bloody h*ll, that would be a blast being an attendant. Pandemonium! Hooch dogs would probably eat the bladdy plane before it even took off.

    A new airline dedicated exclusively to pets takes off in the United States next week and is reportedly coming to Canada next year.
    Pet Airways will offer flights to destinations including Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and New York starting Tuesday.
    Pets travel in their own carriers in the main cabin of a 19-passenger turbo-prop plane, not in the cargo hold as with most airlines.
    Owners aren't allowed on board and must fly separately.
    Pet Airways is the brainchild of Alissa Binder and her husband, Dan Wiesel, who came up with the idea after they took their aging Jack Russell, Jack, on a cross-country flight. Like other pets, Jack had to fly in cargo.
    "We were totally stressed out," Wiesel told ABC News. "We didn't know if she was on the flight, didn't know how she was doing."
    The company says pet attendants will care for the animals in a cabin with no seats and no overhead bins and that there are vets on board. To prevent pets from getting sick, there won't be any beverage or snack service.
    Online tracking

    However, pet attendants will monitor their clients every 15 minutes and provide regular potty breaks, according to the company's website.
    One-way fares for Chicago to Los Angeles start at $199 US. Tickets from Los Angeles to New York start at $299 US. Pet Airways also offers an online service for tracking your pet's flight.
    Meanwhile, Air Canada announced in June that it would allow dogs and cats in containers to join their owners in executive or economy class, as long as the container fits under the seat.
    The service costs $50 each way on domestic and U.S. flights, and $100 for international flights.
    Only up to four pets will be allowed in the cabin at any one time out of consideration for passengers who are allergic to animals, the airline said.
    WestJet also allows up to four small pets in the passenger cabin, so long as the animals are in crates that fit under the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    provide regular potty breaks,
    That's Ok then !!
    Just open the door and kick 'em out - like I do with my cat herd !


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    Nice one, HMan. (Incoming!) or outgoing as it were.
    I was thinking of you and your mob while I was leafing through a bound edition of The Strand Magazine, Jul-Dec 1891, which includes a story called "Cats", a counter to an article that dogs are better than kitties. The author, J Maclaren Cobban, notes a schoolboy's observation that "a kitten is an animal that is remarkable for rushing like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there." And, "To see a wide-eyed downy creature dance up sideways on on all fours at its fellow kittens...is surely one of the most charming visions of careless life and health." He also notes that Cardinals Richelieu and Wolsey loved kittens and always had a few about. Awww.

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    My cat still "dances up sideways" sometimes and he's nine!!

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    cannot see it taking off in the current economic downturn...

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    "An online service for tracking your pet's flight." Some people just need to get a fuc*ing life! Of course the other favorite hobby in America is keeping track of your credit score. Why in hell would anyone care?????? These kind of people are the ones who tell me my life in Thailand sampling as many $30 hookers as possible is a waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    cannot see it taking off in the current economic downturn...
    Apparently they are doing well (heard on one news prog they are booked thru September). And this:

    One of my colleagues spoke with Pet Airways co-founder Alysa Binder, who told us the airline’s reservation site has already crashed once due to demand - in fact, they had to take bookings over the phone for awhile, but so far, so good (”We just got our first Great Dane!” said a clearly thrilled Binder).

    RickSeaney.com Pet Airways is Now Taking Reservations

    Isn't this sort of around the part where the Roman Empire fell?

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