Carrying pets on planes was out of question a while back. But now, some airlines have started allowing some of them on their airplanes. Denver Post reports that Denver’s Frontier Airlines, Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and the Kansas City International Airport will let pets be carried on their planes, if the passengers pay an extra $US75 ($84) each way.
Animals that have been allowed the ride are small dogs, rabbits, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and small domesticated birds. They will quite obviously have to be put in approved carriers that are small enough to fit under the seats. Snakes, insects, spiders and amphibians will not be allowed. Phew! Frontier airlines are allowing some larger animals that weigh up to 9kg (20 pounds) as baggage after an extra payment of $150.
This airline company had made similar arrangements previously as well but had discontinued them 2 years back. .”We have spent a lot of time listening to our customers and determining what would make their travel experience even better,” said Ian Arthur, the airline’s vice president of marketing and branding. There is a lot of debate going on whether animals should be allowed on flight as the Canadian Medical Association Journal states that one out of every ten people are allergic to animals.