Luxury and Peace: Indian passenger books entire business class cabin for his pet dog
In a rare incident, an Indian passenger booked the entire business class of an Air India flight to travel with his pet dog.
The 'J' or business class of an Air India flight from Mumbai to Chennai was booked so that 'K9' could travel with its owner in absolute “luxury and peace.”
The aircraft, an Airbus A320, had 12 business class seats.
On an average, a business class ticket in the two-hour flight from Mumbai to Chennai costs between Rs18,000 and Rs20,000. So, the owner of the dog would have spent more than Rs250,000 for the two-hour-long flight from Mumbai to Chennai.
At present, Air India allows pets to travel on-board its flights under certain conditions.
Dogs have travelled in Air India business class before, however, this is probably the first time that an entire business cabin was booked for a pet. Air India is the only Indian carrier that lets domestic pets in the passenger cabin. A maximum of two pets.