PRLog - June 2, 2010 - LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Consider the difficulties of traveling on the airlines these days. Then, add a pet to the equation. With the restrictions put in place by the airlines, which vary from carrier to carrier, it can be difficult to take the family pet along on a trip. Once enroute, complications such as missed connections, weather or maintenance delays can wreak havoc on the best laid travel plans. Most airlines require that animals larger than 20 pounds be transported in the cargo compartment, an often inhumane and harsh environment in all but the mildest seasons. Many times the strange sounds and unfamiliar surroundings are so overwhelming that many pets can’t handle the stress. According to the Humane Society, as many as 5000 animals each year are lost, injured or accidentally killed during commercial airline travel. Even if a pet is small enough to be allowed in the cabin, they must be constrained in an approved carrier just barely larger than the animal itself, and are subject to restrictions based on limits of the number of animals traveling in the cabin.
Desert Jet travelers, T-Bone and Archie
No longer do pet owners have to worry about their pet’s safety when traveling. Desert Jet, the desert region’s premier jet charter service, has introduced a new complimentary program to cater to our four-legged friends. Jet Wags™ allows travelers and their pets to enjoy all aspects of the flight with special amenities and conveniences tailored to the needs of pet travelers. When your companion travels with you on a Desert Jet flight, he or she is free to sit next to you or on your lap, off-leash and without the confines of a crate, in the same level of comfort you enjoy. Jet Wags™ amenities include special treats for doggies, a pet water bowl and features magazines such as “Fido Friendly,” “Modern Dog,” and “Bark” on the aircraft for your reading pleasure.
“As pet owners ourselves, we wanted to offer a service that truly benefits companion animals and eliminates the stress of travel”, said Denise Wilson, President of Desert Jet and the guardian of three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. “We hope these special touches help our clients enjoy their air travel and provide peace of mind about the safety and comfort of traveling with their pets by private aircraft”.
About Desert Jet
Desert Jet operates a Citation Encore, a Citation V and a King Air 200 in the Palm Springs area of California. Desert Jet specializes in turbine aircraft management with two NBAA Certified Aviation Managers on staff. Desert Jet’s pilots are amongst the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 8000 hours. Desert Jet boasts a perfect safety record and is one of only 20 charter providers globally that are IS-BAO certified. Other safety ratings held by Desert Jet include Wyvern’s PASS (Pilot and Aircraft Safety Survey) ready status and the ARG/US Gold Plus rating. Desert Jet is headquartered in La Quinta, California with offices at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal and the Bermuda Dunes Airport. For more information visit the Desert Jet website at http://www.desertjet.com or contact (800) 381-JETS.
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Desert Jet is an aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area of California, offering round trip and one way pricing on private jet flights to and from the Palm Springs area airports of Bermuda Dunes, Thermal and Palm Springs. For more information please visit our website at http://www.desertjet.com.