Virgin Australia Is Letting Your Pet Travel In The Cabin On Domestic Flights

They will become the first airline in Australia to do so.
Virgin allows pets on the plane.Virgin

Virgin Australia has announced its plans to allow pets onboard its flights.

The new rule will see the airline become the country’s first let pets ride in the cabin.

“Our love for animals has always been in the Virgin Australia DNA and we are excited at the prospect of taking off with Australia’s first-ever pets in cabin flights,” Virgin Australia group chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka said at a press conference at Melbourne Airport.

“Overwhelmingly, our guests tell us they want to travel with their pets, and we are now on a journey to make that a reality.”

The service is due to launch within the next 12 months, subject to regulatory approval.

As you might expect, not every pet will be welcome onboard, and there are a number of rules travellers and their pets will have to follow.

Virgin Airlines allows pets on Australian domestic flights.
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Which Pets Are Allowed On Virgin Australia Flights?

At this stage, only small cats and dogs will be allowed to be ride in the cabin.

These animals will not be allowed to roam free—as much as we might like them to—and will be required to remain in a Virgin-approved pet carrier for the duration of the flight.

Pets will also be restricted to a limited number of designated rows, with the pet carrier placed under the seat in front of the owner.

You also can’t bring your pet on just any flight, with the animals only being allowed on specific domestic routes.

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