/ 08 March 2024

Flying fur babies

Image source: iStock
Image source: iStock

Animal lovers could soon expand their travel plans as Virgin Australia prepares to start allowing pet owners to take their fur babies on domestic flights within the next 12 months. The airline says it’s waiting for regulatory approval – if allowed, it would bring Oz into line with the US, where pets have been permitted in the cabins for many years. But before you get too excited, Great Danes need not apply because only “small” cats and dogs will be allowed, and they’ll have to stay inside an approved pet carrier under the seat in front of the owner for the whole flight. They’ll also be limited to designated rows to minimise the impact on people who have allergies/aren’t keen. And don’t worry, Virgin has reassured people that there won’t be any snakes on planes…

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