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When Pigs Fly!

When Pigs Fly!
Kari Van Treuren

When Pigs Fly!

Believe it or not, this is not just an idiom anymore. With more travelers wanting to bring their pets on trips, more hotels and airlines catering to pet travelers, more emotional support or service __(fill in the blank)__s, and more exotic pets becoming the norm, this expression isn’t so farfetched.

At DPR, we don’t have any pets of barnyard nature, but our team has been known to bring a few furry friends on flights. Example A & B: Syd & Stevie, Julia & Zooey. 

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Let’s dig a little deeper into what you can expect for each major airline if you have or are considering getting a certain pet, or if you’re just curious about any future seat neighbors you may have.

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Most standout observations: 

-On Frontier, you might find a whole zoo! They allow up to 10 animals per flight. 
-United allows birds but not cockatoos… What did cockatoos do to you?! 
-To quote a Mean Girls line/calculus, “the limit does not exist” for number of pets on Virgin America flights. Wow, must be raining cats and dogs up there.
-Let’s also note that Alaska Air allows nonpoisonous(duh?) reptiles. Maybe that needed clarification after Snakes on a Plane came out (which I still question why/how that came out – sorry, Samuel L. Jackson, you won’t live it down).

You need proof? Proof is in the pudding, I mean, social media pics! (Sorry I like idioms.)

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Next time you fly, be on the lookout for pigs, ducks, and kangaroos! Oh my!

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Kari Van Treuren
@kari_vt

Kari’s in her element when exploring new destinations, engaging in adrenaline-pumping activities and sampling new cuisines. She loves taking to the water whenever possible and some of her favorite travel memories include a weeklong kayaking trip and snorkeling with sea turtles.

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