Daily Archives: December 23, 2008

Weighing In On Pets In Aircraft Cabins

The folks at airfarewatchdog.com did a Web survey on whether pets should be allowed in aircraft cabins, and 58 percent said yes.

I’m with the minority on that one. As I’ve opined before, I believe the suffering of allergic humans ought to be considered first. (This opinion did not, however, gain me many friends. And my cat snubbed me for weeks.)

George Hobica, the founder of airfarewatchdog, suggests that airlines are trying to discourage passengers from transporting pets on commercial aircraft. He notes that Frontier Airlines has banned pets from the cabin, Delta and American have raised the in-cabin pet fee from $200 to  $300 and United has raised it to $350.