My ideal ‘Baecation’ would be whisking me and my doggies off anywhere in the world. Sadly, a lot of airlines either don’t allow pets in the cabin and require them to be kept in the cargo section – or they completely don’t allow pets whatsoever. But something new has emerged from the horizon. A passionate UK-based husband-and-wife duo, Kirsty and Adam Golder launched a public charter plane back in 2022 special dedicated to whisking your pets away on amazing trips. And now K9 JETS is making its way to Dubai. That’s right, pet owners can now take their furry friends on holiday in the UK in the most stylish way possible. Here are all the Paw-fect details you need to know.
The Inaugural Flight
Addressing the needs of UAE-based travellers returning to the UK with their beloved pets, K9 JETS is all set to take off on its inaugural flight on September 26, 2023. Departing from Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, this flight will soar through the skies and land in Farnborough, UK, just about 61Km away from London, ensuring a smooth and convenient journey for both you and your pets.
Ticket Price & Flight Details
To hop aboard K9 JETS with your pets, you’ll need to shell out AED 36,454.92 (equivalent to $9,925). This price includes a seat for one passenger and up to two pets with a combined weight of 45kg. If you have two pets, each weighing more than 23kg, you’ll need to purchase two seats to ensure the comfort and safety of your four-legged friends on board.
The Dubai to Farnborough route will offer regular flights throughout 2023 and 2024, with trips scheduled for December, January, April, July, and September. Additional dates are in the pipeline, so stay tuned for more opportunities to explore the world with your pets.
How Would Multiple Pets Onboard Work?
Travellers can check in one hour before departure, followed by a 15-minute pet introduction session. Here the dogs can familiarise themselves, they will assess each other and form dominance where needed. From this a seating plan is crafted to accommodate pets’ temperaments, ensuring assertive pets are separated. While there may be initial barking, most pets tend to relax and sleep during the flight, thanks to the soothing white noise, according to Golder.
What About Cats You Ask?
Absolutely! K9 JETS welcomes cats on board as well. No one wants to leave any of their fur babies at home. However, with cats there is a strict rule – they must stay in their designated crate at all times throughout the flight. This is to ensure the safety of everyone on board. the phrase ‘Fight like cats and dogs’ surely didn’t come out of nowhere. Safety and comfort are key priorities for K9 JETS.
From Unusual Request to Global Expansion
K9 JETS was born out of a unique request received by its sister company, G6 Aviation, for a flight from London to New Jersey accommodating ten passengers and ten dogs. Co-founder Adam Golder expresses his excitement: “We’re thrilled to be launching the inaugural Dubai to London K9 JETS flight this month. To date, we have flown over 220 happy jet-setting pets and their owners on international flights from destinations including Paris, London, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Lisbon. Our newly introduced Dubai route is our maiden flight in the Middle East and we’re looking forward to expanding our network to include routes farther East to Asia, Australia and beyond in 2024.”
A Deluxe Experience For You & Your Pets
When you choose K9 JETS, your journey begins at a deluxe private terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. This exclusive area comes complete with a welcoming team and a grassy space for your pets to relax and enjoy before boarding the flight.
Safety & Regulations
As per UK government guidelines, all passengers traveling on K9 JETS flights must have up-to-date medical documents and the relevant paperwork registered for all their pets, and it is mandatory that all pets be microchipped. Checking for documentations and microchips before check-in and upon arrival. Pups must also be leashed at all times but can sit on the owner’s lap or in the cabin.
K9 JETS is excited to welcome you and your four-legged family members on board for an unforgettable journey. Visit their website for more information or to book your seats now and let the tail-wagging adventures begin!
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