The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández, has announced that as of January 15, passengers from Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral will be able to fly with their small pets onboard on domestic flights.
From the first day of this year that has just begun, you can book the Pet in Cabin (PETC) service through the call center, provided it is requested at least 72 hours in advance.
Although it refers to pets, only small dogs and cats will be allowed and must meet other requirements such as having more than 45 days of life, traveling with a health certificate issued by a veterinarian and having vaccinations and deworming up to date.
As for the location in the cabin, it will not be like the famous photo of the president with her dog Lolita in her arms, but they should go in a cage, under the front seat and only one pet per passenger will be allowed up to a maximum of four in the whole plane.
Five-star hotel… for dogs
The North American chain Pooch Hotels is very special since its tenants are dogs. As in any other luxury hotel, the company’s establishments have themed suites and all kinds of services and amenities, from hairdressers to dietary programs, to pedicures (to call it somehow).
The business, apparently, works even in times of crisis, since this weekend the third establishment of the chain has been inaugurated, in California. In fact, they are not pioneers in the business, and in the Diario del Viajero we have already mentioned other cases of hotels for pets.
What is a room like in this hotel? To get an idea, the ‘presidential suite’ has everything: bed, chair, television, canine decoration, and a webcam so that the owner can follow the evolution of his furry friend. All this, for one hundred dollars a night.
Although there are also less luxurious and cheaper rooms, all the rooms of the hotel coincide with something: there are no cages, bars or anything similar. Owners can leave and pick up their pets whenever they want since it is open 24 hours a day.
The pet hotels are an evolution of the kennels, an ideal service for travelers who love pets and you can go on a trip leaving the dog in good hands. As this whim is within reach of a few pockets, another alternative is to travel with our pet to ‘pet-friendly’ hotels, prepared to accommodate animals.