A Florida company wants to make the skies a little friendlier for our four-legged friends.
Pet Airways will begin offering first class air transportation for pets in five U.S. cities - alas not Philadelphia - starting in July. "Pawsengers" will ride in lighted, climate-controlled cabins of turbo-prop planes with an attendant to care for them.
Pet owners are not allowed to travel with their pets, but can monitor the flights on a Web site. The average fare will be about $250 each way, but special introductory rates start at $149.
The airline will serve Washington, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. More cities, including Philadelphia, could be added later if there is enough interest, airline founder Alysa Binder told me.