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JetBlue Airways offers discounted fare for pets traveling in September

August 9, 2009 |  1:32 pm

JetBlue Feline and canine travelers planning to fly JetBlue Airways in September are in for a treat -- no, not jerky: a 50% discount.

JetBlue typically charges a $100 fare for dog and cat passengers, but by using a promotional code being given out at Petco stores and on Petco's website, pet owners can have that fee knocked down to $50. To get the discount, call (800) JETBLUE, or 538-2583, and mention the code "LETSGO."

"There are currently great flight deals out there for our two-legged customers, but we didn’t want our four-legged customers to be left out either," JetBlue spokesman Bryan Baldwin told The Times' Daily Travel & Deal Blog about the special promotion.

The discount is available on flights in September, and reservations must be booked before Aug. 31 using the promotional code to qualify for the discount.

JetBlue's pet-friendly policy allows for up to four animal passengers (either cats or dogs) to travel inside the cabin on domestic and international flights. (Southwest Airlines and Air Canada recently adopted similar policies.) Pets are not allowed to fly as checked baggage on JetBlue, and pets traveling in the cabin must weigh no more than 20 pounds, including the weight of their carrier. 

JetBlue was recently ranked the No. 2 most pet-friendly airline by Petfinder.com, in part because of its recently launched JetPaws program.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo credit: Jin Lee / Associated Press

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