Scheduled flights with seat sections for people traveling with cats and large dogs in cabin.
Based on the most recent statistics, approximately 470 million dogs and 370 million cats are kept as pets in the world.
This is to petition all national and international airlines to please schedule a weekly or bi-monthly flight on major routes with a specific section of the plane dedicated to people wishing to travel with large dogs and cats in cabin.
At this time, only very small dogs and cats are allowed to travel in cabin with the passenger, and often have to sit with other passengers that do no want to be close to animals. Larger dogs have to travel in cargo, which can be dangerous and very stressful for the animal. Many deaths have been reported.
A simple web search shows the large number of people looking for ways to travel with their pets in cabin, and currently the only options for dogs over 15 lbs is the cargo of the plane, pet transport companies (still in cargo) or private planes.
We, pet owners, kindly request that all major airlines dedicate one scheduled flight, on all major routes or hubs, on a weekly or bi-monthly basis, with a section of the aircraft dedicated to passengers willing to purchase additional seats (space) for their larger dogs to travel in cabin with them. Extra fees for cleaning or insurance could be added, which most of us pet lovers would be glad to pay for the safety of our pets and for our peace of mind. Boarding could be done before or after the other sections of the plane. Muzzles, leashes and harnesses could be required at all times for safety.
By target advertising and specifying on booking sites that selected flights are available for pet owners, we are confident that the demand would be more than sufficient to cover the airlines’ profit requirements, as well as giving the opportunity to non-animal-friendly passengers to select all other available flights.
Please consider doing a market study on this subject. We are confident that the results will show that the demand for this service is very high at an international level.