Currently, most pets traveling by air in the U.S. are transported in the cargo hold and are handled as baggage. The experience is not only frightening to the pets, but can cause severe emotional and physical harm, even death
Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2009
America's Largest Pet Pharmacy, PetMeds (NASDAQ: PETS), has partnered with Pet Airways, a sophisticated flight alternative designed for the safety and comfort of traveling pets.
Since its inception, PetMeds has been committed to helping pet owners maintain their pet's healthy lifestyle while also saving time and money when ordering pet meds. In addition to selling pet supplies, PetMeds also offers information on a wide variety of pet health topics via a website they sponsor, pet health web site, PetHealth101. In regards to the partnership, Bonnie Levengood, PetMeds' Director of Marketing states, "We believe in promoting the health and well-being of pets, and by partnering with Pet Airways we're hoping more pets will be able to fly safely and comfortably."
Pet Airways flies its pet passengers ("pawsengers") in the main cabin of the airplane with a trained pet attendant for the entire duration of the flight. Unlike cargo holds found in commercial airplanes, Pet Airways' cabins are climate-controlled and have the proper level of fresh air circulation that pets require during travel.
"Currently, most pets traveling by air in the U.S. are transported in the cargo hold and are handled as baggage. The experience is not only frightening to the pets, but can cause severe emotional and physical harm, even death," says Dan Wiesel, CEO of Pet Airways. "Pets are like family members and they deserve better. Pet Airways will provide a safe, comfortable travel experience for pets."
A typical Pet Airways flight will have the capacity to hold about 50 pets and will travel with initial routes from New York to Los Angeles, and back with stops in Washington D.C., Chicago, and Denver. Flights will be held in less congested airports in major metropolitan areas to simplify arrivals and departures and with special check-in lounges for their pawsengers. Utilizing Pet Airways' web site, pet parents will also be able to track their pet's flight online. In addition to flight services, Pet Airways' customers can take advantage of the MyPAWS Club, which includes discounts to partner services and products, including 10% off PetMeds orders.
Pet Airways is currently taking reservations for flights departing July 2009. For more information regarding Pet Airways flight schedules and reservations, visit the Pet Airways website at http://www.petairways.com.
Founded in 1996, Petmeds.com is America's largest pet med pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription products such as Super Joint Enhancer and Super Joint Omega 3 for dogs, cats, and horses at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at http://www.petmeds.com.