Get to know the people behind Pet Airways--and our friends and partners who love pets as much as we do. Right now on our Pet Travel Channel, you can meet Lucy Postins, the founder of The Honest Kitchen, and our very own Terra, who is the Lounge Operations Manager for Pet Airways in Chicago.
Introducing the new 'Pet People' section of our Pet Travel Channel, a place where we'll chat to our friends in the pet-world about their own four-legged friends and their top pet travel tips. We're kicking this off with a chat with Dan and Alysa, the Pet Airways founders.
Where do you live?
When we’re not traveling as we run Pet Airways, we live in Florida.
Age: 2 years
Flew From: Chicago to Phoenix
Carry-On Item: A knot-tied t-shirt
All of us at Pet Airways enjoy delivering safe and comfortable travel for our Pawsengers, we also love taking the time to travel with our own pets. The team here has some pretty seasoned pet travelers who have pampered themselves in hotels all over the country. With Spring arriving, we got our pets together so they could enlighten us with their collective travel wisdom. Here are their tips as barked and meowed at us…
The Secret Petiquette Tips (as translated by humans):
You might not think of Chicago, a Pet Airways destination, as especially pet-friendly, but guess again. You’ll be glad to know that there is a plethora of activities to keep dogs and pet parents entertained. Parks, baseball, boating, gardens, dining: whatever your pleasure, you’re sure to find a way to enjoy it here with your pet. Let us help you sniff out some fun things to do.
If you have a dog that can leap a fence in a single bound, has been known to climb up on kitchen counters and has the speed of Superdog, you may have a candidate for agility trials on your hands.
What’s agility? Think of it as the canine version of track and field events—only more complicated. Racing against the clock, the dog must negotiate a series of obstacles: A-frames, jumps, teeter-totters, tunnels and weave poles, to name just a few. The course is set in advance, and the dog must navigate it in the correct order. That’s where you come in. It’s your job to know the course and coach your dog through it.
If you’re getting ready for a big move to a new city or a new state, you already know there are a gazillion things to take care of and remember. But if you’re moving with a pet, that makes it a gazillion and one – at least. At the risk of making your to-do list for relocation even longer, when you’re moving and have to travel with your pet, here are 4 things you shouldn't forget.