Traveling with pets: JetBlue's JetPaws program | Stuck at the Airport
She received no response and, frustrated, PMG emailed me her issue about flying with pets on airplanes. I emailed JetBlue’s media relations.
Passengers of JetBlue can travel with one dog that is 20 pounds or less in weight on domestic and international flights. There is an additional charge of $100 each way. Passengers must bring their dog’s identification tags and license, and there are varying vaccination and documentation requirements for each flight. Pets cannot travel in cargo with JetBlue.
There are always risks associated with air travel, and I think all passengers need to be flexible (both those traveling with pets and those not). For all your grandma knows, the person traveling with the cat could be one of JetBlue’s Million Miler members, or have loyalty and status that trumps her own. And as for that pet owner, he or she should have never allowed that cat to be roaming the plane. I think that’s very rude (not unlike passengers that put on nail polish during the flight.) I also think that passengers traveling with pets should be flexible in their seats. I think JetBlue limiting the number of Pets per flight is great (remember its extra income for them, so saying no to pets is probably not a reality.) Perhaps JetBlue could implement a policy letting pet owners know that they might have to change seats to accommodate allergic passengers?
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What do you think? Is JetPaws a step forward for travelers with pets, or just clever marketing? And would you get your little canine friend a JetBlue hoodie? Don't be shyJetBlue Airways will permit pets to be transported only in an airline-approved pet carrier. JetBlue Airways accepts pets carriers that comply with the following requirements:When booking your pet, you should take into considerations that JetBlue Airways allows only 4 pets to travel in-cabin, on any flight. Pets are booked on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to book early. The fourth pet must be booked at the ticket counter within 24 hours of departure.To get our May going, we took a look at this week. This airline doesn't just tolerate pets of a certain size, they welcome them, making travel a much more enjoyable experience for scores of people.
If you're thinking of flying with your pet anytime soon, here's a quick re-cap of what we've learned about JetBlue.
10 Things We've Learned about JetBlue Airways
-JetBlue has been flying pets since 2000, and they offer a host of travel accessories, services and pet travel guides to assist their travelers. Read our to find out more.
-On Wednesday, JetBlue announced they're holding a that will raise funds for the Millan Foundation -- submit your cutest picture via Twitter for a chance to win!
-JetBlue flies pets in the cabin but not as cargo, so owners of small dogs and cats are their primary pet customers. The combined weight of the pet and the carrier cannot exceed 20 pounds.
-JetBlue keeps a blog called BlueTales filled with fun updates and the occasional pet story.
-In addition to earning the standard number, pet travelers will earn an additional 300 True Blue rewards points each time they fly.
-Reservations for pet travel cannot be made online. Rather, customers should call JetBlue if they'd like to book a pet flight.
-JetBlue routes to Jamaica are the only ones that don't allow pet passengers. (As we've discussed on our blog, .)
-How much does it cost to fly a pet on JetBlue? Pet travelers will pay $100 each way.
-To make the flying process as smooth as possible, JetBlue offers a free pet travel guide that can be downloaded from .
-Flying is a hassle for some, but for others it's a regular part of life., was recently recognized by JetBlue for flying more than 20 times in the past year. Check out a picture of this pro jetsetter below!