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Pet Airways Current Information

Pet Airways is not in service at this time.

Pet Airways Update:
In 2011, Pet Airways had to cease operations. In the 2 years we were operational, we flew a total of about 9,000 pets. About 500 of them were rescue pets that needed to get to their forever homes. Everything was going great, except the economy did not cooperate. Because of The Great Recession, we were not able to tap into enough capital to survive. We were close, but not close enough.

We created a great service for our pets and our pet parents. It was heartbreaking to have to close our doors.

However, we proved that we could fly our pets safely and comfortably, all 9,000 of them. We proved that we had fans that loved what we were doing. And we proved that we could make it work, if only we had had a little more time.

Today, we are working on resurrecting Pet Airways. The economy is good and Pet Parents still want an alternative to flying their pets in cargo. The only thing missing is the money to restart the service.

We are working with different investment groups and hopefully, in the near future, we will be up and flying.

Thank you for all your support in the past.

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


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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.


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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.