I’m so excited to show you how to travel with your cat in style. I’m not talking about going by trains or cars, but by first class luxury jet. I recently told my human I want to fly off to somewhere exotic. How about Cape Town South Africa or the gorgeous island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean?
A fellow member of the Cat Writer’s Association recently posted on her social media pages that one of the world’s most exclusive airlines is going to offer special flights for upscale pets who need to travel in style. VistaJet is launching VistaPet flights. It’s luxury travel for the stylish cat. That’s me!
Flying with your cat in style
According to a VistaJet, VistaPet flights are “designed in collaboration with veterinarians, practitioners, groomers, nutritionists and coaches to respond to the needs and challenges faced when traveling with animals.”
Is your cat afraid of flying? VistaPet will arrange courses for pet owners and their animals prior to the flight to help your furry family member become desensitized to the sights and sounds of flying. The smell of fuel, the sounds of jet engines, cabin pressure and air turbulence can all have an effect on the scariness of flying for your feline.
Stylish travel products for first class travel
Once on board, your cat will receive almost everything it needs to travel in style. Pets receive a special pochette, which has bio-organic pet food, treats created by a Michelin-starred chef, water-free shampoo and soothing wipes to help furry friends freshen up. Dog jetsetters get extra toys too.
During take off and landing pets are required to be leashed, but during the flight you and your cat can curl up together in some very soft cashmere blankets to fly in style. And don’t worry about first-class accommodations because when you and kitty arrive at your destination, the crew takes care of that.
The cost of stylish travel with your cat
VistaJet is a members only private jet service and members pay only for the number of minutes they fly. Unlike other private jet services, you don’t have to buy a stake in the airline. Flights are generally between $15,000 and $16,000 an hour and fly at your command 24/7. VistaJet travels anywhere in the world and the airline recently spent $50 billion upgrading their jets.
The airline says they are launching this special pet travel program because they have seen a 104 percent increase in the number of animals that are traveling with them. They say one in four of their members brings their pet when they fly.
The lack of travel standards to keep animals safe is a big reason for the big jump in luxury travel for pets. VistaJet says 75 percent of owners distrust commercial airlines to safely care for their pets. These well-to-do pet people also believe airline travel is stressful for both them and their animals.
Every part of the plane and the service model pays attention to meticulous style and detail for the cat that travels in style. The food is created by chefs from Nobu and you and your cat will sit in Italian leather seats. Thirsty? A martini or a glass of red wine is at your beckon call!
Tips for what your cat needs before its flight
When you’re a VistaPet jet setter, it’s important to look the part. I’ve been studying the fashion of jetsetting and it’s all about the accessories. I personally like to sit in my Louis Vuitton carrier or my Sleepypod bed when I travel. (Yes, I have a penchant for designer fashion.) I definitely feel like a cat traveling in style when I sit in these carriers. Both are big enough for my own soft fleece blanket, which I prefer because it has my own scent on it.
I’m holding my breath for the opportunity to be a VistaPet jetsetter. I’m an eternal optimist who believes I will one day be a cat who travels in ultimate style. It would be fun to be spoiled rotten 45,000 feet in the air. I know I’m worth it because I’m a fancy feline. Meow.