|by Nicholas DeRenzo||Airfares & Flying, Airlines, Pet-Friendly||53|
This week, a 49-pound miniature potbellied pig named Bosley flew from Florida to New York on Pet Airways. (I’ll wait while you giggle and get those “when pigs fly” jokes out.) The two-year-old company currently serves nine locations across the country and prides itself on being the only airline that always flies pets in the main cabin and not in cargo. Cats, dogs, rats, birds, and even a hermit crab have counted among their so-called Pawsengers, but this is the airline’s first pig.Weird, sure. But pet travel isn’t just a novelty. According to a study by Hipmunk.com, 14-18% of American adults have traveled with a pet in the past three years. And the Department of Transportation reports that over 500,000 pets fly in the U.S. annually.
Earlier this year, our blogger Brad Tuttle spoke with Maggie Espinosa, author of The Privileged Pooch: Luxury Travel With Your Pet in Southern California, about traveling with a pet. She gave us some great things to do to prepare for a trip with a pet:
Have you ever flown with a pet? Sound off below with your best pet travel tips!
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