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Pet Airways Current Information

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Christine Gowen Web Managing Editor for VPI Pet Insurance's online pet "magazine."

Name: Christine Gowen

What do you do? I'm the Web Managing Editor for VPI Pet Insurance's online pet "magazine." I write and edit articles about daily life with pets, including health, safety, travel, exercise and random subjects such as finding the best pet bed or pooper scooper.

Puppy Pawsenger Alert!

Name: Puppy Gatewood

Breed: Mastiff
Age: 11 weeks
Flew From: Baltimore/Washington to Fort Lauderdale

It's a Pawsenger Trio!

Names: Tucker, Triscuit and Bailey
Breed: Terrier, terrier cross and Bearded Collie
Flew From: New York to Phoenix
Carry-On Item: Marrow bones to enjoy once they landed--a nice treat after a long flight.

Heartworms and Cats

New Study Reveals Disease Is Not Just For Dogs
by VPI Pet HealthZone

Cats are not the preferred target of most mosquitoes or the preferred host for the heartworms. They appear to have a natural resistance to infection and can live with very low worm burdens without ever showing any related clinical signs. Cats tend to have fewer worms than dogs, and the worms are more short-lived, as compared to dogs.5

Lana at Pet Airways Baltimore-Washington

What do you do? I'm the Lounge Manager at Baltimore-Washington.

What’s the best part of your job? Helping people get their furry children home safely.

Tell us about your pets. My cats are: Rosencrantz, a grey and white 5-year-old female; her littermate Guildentstern, a 5-year-old tuxedo male; and Frieda, a grey, long-haired 4-year-old female.


Allana at Pet Airways New York

Where do you live? Lake Grove, NY

What do you do? Lead Pet Attendant. I am responsible for checking pets in and out, as well as for the their overall care and comfort while on the ground, at our New York lounge.

Chris at Pet Airways Fort Lauderdale

What do you do? I’m the Fort Lauderdale Lounge Manager, so anything and everything I can do to make pet travel in and out of Fort Lauderdale enjoyable. I take pride in treating your pets like my own!


Hemi & Tyson's Pet-Friendly Chicago

Christine Pundavela is the communications coordinator at the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. She lives with two dogs—4-year-old Boston Terrier Hemi and 5-year-old Boxer/Pit Bull mix Tyson.


About Pet Airways

Transporting Pets:
If you want to transport your dog or cat by air, Pet Airways is the safest way to fly your pet. Pets traveling on Pet Airways fly in the main cabin of our aircraft. Pets are continuously watched over by our On-Board Pet Attendants. Our Pet Lounges are pet–friendly, of course, and all our team are pet professionals.

Whether you are shipping a dog that has been rescued, need to move your dog to another city, flying your new puppy home, or just want to vacation with your cat or travel with your dog, Pet Airways is dedicated to making pet transportation safe and comfortable for your pet.

How to Transport a Pet by Air
There are 4 ways to ship a pet:

  • Fly with your pet. If your pet is small and under 20lbs, you can fly with your pet by putting it under your seat. If your pet is too large, your pet flies in cargo hold.
  • Ship your pet, just like you ship a package. You take your pet to the cargo department of the airline, and your dog or cat are transported just just like they transport all their packages, in the cargo hold.
  • Hire a Pet Shipper. Pet Shippers provide the convenience of taking and picking up your pet from the cargo department of the airlines. Your pet flies in the cargo hold.
  • Transport your pet with Pet Airways the one and only pet airline. Our pets are "pawsengers" and we treat them with TLC throughout the pet travel experience.

So, if you are travelling with your dog, moving with your cat across the country, taking a vacation with your pet, transporting a pet to grandma for a visit, Pet Airways is the pet-only airline, where the pet safety is our most important job. All we do is fly pets, safely.