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Flying with pets can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you travel with a large dog. I go through great lengths to avoid putting my dogs on a plane, even if that means driving over 1,000 miles from New York to Florida!
But for those of you who have to travel by plane, Petfinder just released their annual list of most pet-friendly airlines . The airlines were reviewed based on the following criteria: most pet-friendly overall, best amenities for pets (and pet parents), best for transporting pet variety, best for budget-conscious consumers, best for flying multiple pets in cabin, and best for big furry friends.
Most important, all airlines that made the ranking were required to have zero pet deaths in the past reported year (according to official government reports).
Here are the top airlines for 2011:
I hope that reviews like Petfinder's list will encourage more airlines to become more pet friendly. Maybe one day all pets will be able to travel in the cabin alongside the humans. One can only dream!
Have you flown with a pet? Who would you nominate as the most pet friendly airline?