As I helped my friend drag three suitcases and two cat carriers across the airport at 5 AM for a cross-country flight, I thought to myself, “there has got to be a better way to transport cats than this.” Especially when I imagined her cats, or any of my own pets, spending most of the day in cargo. My dog can barely handle a fifteen-minute car ride.
I guess a lot of other
crazy people pet owners think the same way I do, which created the need for Pet Airways. They’re getting a lot of press coverage, mostly because it’s an airline for pets. It’s a good idea, though, and not just for coddled pets—I like the idea of someone checking on the health and well-being of animals every fifteen minutes.
For now, the service transports “pawsengers” between major airports. Service starts in July, and they’re taking reservations now. I also love their pet travel guide. I’m still looking for hamster-friendly resorts.
Airline Going To The Dogs … And Cats, Too [NPR] (Thanks, R!)