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Dog owner books entire Air India Business cabin for pet

Team Udayavani, Sep 19, 2021, 12:49 PM IST

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In a heartwarming incident, a man booked an entire business class with Air India to take him and his dog from Mumbai to Chennai.

As per reports, a passenger can travel with two pets in an Air India flight. Based on the animal’s size, they can be in the cabin or in the cargo hold. In business class, pets are seated in the last row of the cabin.

The dog owner spent more than Rs 2.5 lakh to book the entire business class, just for the two of them. News 18 report states that the pet was a Maltese snowy furball. The owner and the pet boarded the Air India flight AI-671 that departed from Mumbai at 9 am on Wednesday morning.

The aircraft in which the dog and its owner traveled is the J-class cabin on Air India A-320, which has 12 seats.

A business class seat on the Air India flight from Mumbai to Chennai is at Rs 20,000.

Reports state that Air India is the only Indian carrier that lets domestic pets in the passenger cabin.

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