By The Nation
The company has seen a 104-per-cent increase in the number of animals flown over the last two years, with one in four VistaJet Members flying regularly with their loyal companions.
Last year saw a 47-per-cent increase in the number of dogs flying on board VistaJet last year. Some 95-per-cent of American animal owners like the idea of being able to bring their pets on board, but distrust commercial airlines to safely care for their pets, making the journey stressful for both animal and human.
The VistaPet program has been designed in collaboration with experienced veterinary practitioners, groomers, dieticians and coaches to respond to the needs and challenges faced when travelling with animals. From care kits, sleep mats and balanced menus, to travel advice, global flying regulations and fear of flying courses, all VistaJet passengers can expect the same exceptional service and support.
To ensure a seamless travel experience, VistaJet’s customer service team advises passengers on the regulations that apply to their flights and destinations when travelling with pets, including details for vaccinations, microchips, certificates and permits.
VistaJet can arrange fear of flying courses for dogs, in partnership with The Dog House. The four-week course desensitises pets to what they could experience during a flight – the smell of fuel, the sounds of jet engines, cabin air pressure and the movements of air turbulence.
On board every flight, passengers will receive a VistaPet Pochette – a travel bag containing a collection of items to take care of pets during and after a flight. Bio-organic pet food from Rockster will provide pets with high-quality nutrients in the air or on arrival. The flavourful selection of Random Rewards treats, created by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux, is a unique mixture of dog training treats.
The Kibble Pet’s Travel Care Kit includes water-free shampoos and soothing wipes for salon quality fur care – a perfect way to help pets relax on board. Rope toys by Furzu will also keep dogs entertained throughout the flight.
Following advice from clinical veterinarian, VistaJet has developed a balanced menu to keep Members’ pets hydrated and healthy, while VistaJet Cabin Hostesses will offer natural flower essences to mix with pets’ drinking water to aid relaxation during the flight.
While flying regulations require that animals are kept on leash or in a travel cage for take-off and landing, during flight pets can relax by their owner’s side on a handmade Labbvenn sleep mat. A full cabin reclean is included as standard after every pet flight.
On arrival, VistaJet has selected a collection of pet-friendly facilities and partners all around the globe – whether Members require a pet hotel in London, the best pet salon in New York or a photography session to capture moments with pets around the world. The team can also assist in finding pet walkers and trainers, or suggest unforgettable experiences including pet yoga, rafting and surfing.
Book a flight at www.VistaJet.com/pets.