Passenger books whole business class cabin to travel with his pet
New Delhi : This dog had a flight of a lifetime as his owner booked whole business class in an Air India flight just for his dog.
Although pets have earlier also flown in the super pricey cabins but this was different as in the pet dog’s doting owner spent more than Rs 2.5 lakh to book the entire business class, just for these two.
The pet, a Maltese snowy furball, boarded an Air India flight AI-671 that departed from Mumbai at 9am on Wednesday morning. The Times of India quoted a source as saying that the J-class cabin on Air India A320 aircraft has 12 seats and thus the pet flew in comfort. A business class seat on the Air India flight from Mumbai to Chennai is at Rs 20,000.
According to Air India in-flight policy, pet animals like a dog, cat and birds are allowed on flight depending upon the availability of health and rabies vaccination certificate. In case of business class, pets are seated in the last row of the cabin.
Last year amid the pandemic, several owners were separated from their pets after the flying restrictions due to Covid-19.