You know how awful your luggage sometimes looks after being batted around in a plane's cargo area. As a responsible pet owner, why would you put your pet through that? Not to worry -- Pet Airways
has launched and is ready to help your pet travel safely and comfortably
in the main cabin. Just launched this month, inaugural cities are New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. You needn't (and in fact, can't) fly with your pet. He or she flies with other "pawsengers," all safely ensconced in appropriately-sized Pet Airways-provided carriers and cared for by attendants on one of Pet Airways' five planes. Here's how it works
. Fares right now range from $149 - $299; info can be found here
You may need to do just a bit extra, though -- the airline flies out of smaller, regional airports right now, so an extra trip may be in order for you to drop off your pet, and the Pet Airways flight takes longer than a standard flight due to stops along the way. MSN
did a good piece that offers more details.
As a pet owner, I offer my thought that traveling sans
the pet and then picking him or her at the airport makes for a happier trip for all.