American Airlines announces First Class cabins for pets
It's called the Cuddle Class.
American Airlines now has a preferred seating for your furry friend. Passengers traveling First Class from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York City on the carrier's fleet of A321T planes can expect their equally-discerning pets to be seated in special compartments adjacent to the owner's seat.
"[We] designed the special First Class pet cabins...to make it easier for customers to travel with their jet-setting pets," a spokesman told T+L. "It's a unique feature, and it's becoming popular with trendsetters."
The cabin, fondly known as "Cuddle Class," must be reserved at the same time as you book your flight, and documentation from a veterinarian is required. The usual $125 carry-on pet fee (pocket change, really, after the First Class ticket) is the only cost associated with the space. Fido or Fluffy (most furry, four-legged animals that can fit in a 19 by 13 carrier) may not get to enjoy your 15.4-inch touchscreen entertainment system or Bose Acoustic noise-canceling headphones, but they will enjoy getting out from under your feet.
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