Flying dogs

FLYING DOGS: Fares are ridiculously high.

SIR, Hello, I would like to address your columnist, David the Dogman, this week in the Euro Weekly News he had an article on flying with pets.

I have read the article and agree entirely with his opinions and advice, as he mentions about more and more people are moving to Spain or spend a considerable amount of time in Spain.

Me and my wife retired here in Spain last year and we have a little dog. When we need to go back to England we have been quoted quite ridiculous fares of 600 euros!!!!

This is crazy!!

Can we possibly address all airlines who fly to Spanish airports that this is a problem and by admitting especially small dogs who with mild sedatives can sit on the passenger’s knee our little dog is absolutely so well-behaved they wouldn’t even realise he was onboard and the airlines could make a lot of money out of this, albeit a reasonable charge, taking in mind that the dogs have all the necessary paperwork and up-to-date passports.

I along with many many people would use the service more often. Keep up the good work EWN we look forward to your paper every week.

Many thanks, Michael, Crevillent.

Hello Michael, Unfortunately the ‘budget’ airlines (not cheap) have it all their own way.

If you were doing long haul this normally goes through the airline which arranges space in the hold, meaning it seems cheaper to fly off to the USA than more local destinations.

This is all commercial and there certainly is no pressure that can be applied other than numbers.

You might want to consider forming a group with a name like ‘Flying Dogs,’ get members and build it up.

I will help you through the EWN with some publicity and then you have power to your elbow.

Why not have a go?

Regards David the Dogman

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