American Airlines has taken a cue from Paris Hilton. No, they haven’t released a sex tape (at least as far as I know…). They have, however, designed First Class “pet cabins” to accommodate the pups of the rich and famous just like Paris and her tiny
rat chihuahua Tinkerbell. According to AA’s outside PR firm:
Each of the two bulkhead First Class suites on the American Airlines A321T at the front of the cabin has an attached pet compartment with vented door where a passenger traveling with his/her pet can place the pet, in its carrying case, for taxi, take-off, and landing. During other phases of the flight, the pet, in its carrying case, can be kept on the floor space of the passenger’s First Class suite. The two berths at the front bulkhead each have a space with a vented door to hold a kennel or carrying case for takeoff and landing.
It’s less of a cabin and more of a storage bin — for your pet. Definitely better than sticking them down in the cargo hold of the plane where temperature and isolation can lead to some pretty terrible conditions for your pooch. Check out the photos direct from American:
Hey, are those oxygen masks for dogs? No. No they are not.
The dog model is Chico, a regular passenger on AA flights and the dog of an American Airlines employee.
Is this a new day for American? Will they become the leading pet carrier in the sky? Would you be more inclined to fly AA just because they have a storage hold for your pet right near your seat? ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
And have an excellent weekend!