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How does Cuddle Class LAA A321T pet cabin / kennel in F work?

How does Cuddle Class LAA A321T pet cabin / kennel in F work?

Old Aug 21, 15, 12:21 pm
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How does Cuddle Class LAA A321T pet cabin / kennel in F work?

Anyone seen this done or used this for their pet? http://www.travelandleisure.com/arti......-pet-cabins

I was excited from just reading the headline, but it turned out to be a closet for dogs...
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Old Aug 21, 15, 4:47 pm
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We've retitled this thread to comply with the FlyerTalk Rules.

"Cuddle Class" is a product designed to allow a small pet to be accommodated, in its carrier, into a ventilated closet space near its owner or escort in the First cabin of the three class transcontinental Airbus "A321T".

American Airlines introduces premier seating for PETS for just $125 (and, of course, it's called Cuddle Class)
  • Carrier will house First Class passengers' pets in special compartments
  • The premier pet cabins must be reserved at the same time you book
  • There's a $125 (80) carry-on fee and veterinary documentation is required
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...dle-Class.html


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Old Aug 21, 15, 5:04 pm
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I assume that this is mostly just to avoid losing First Class revenue from people who were sad to discover that since there's no under-seat storage in F on the A321Ts that they wouldn't be able to bring their pets.

Good marketing spin at least, though.
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Old Aug 21, 15, 5:26 pm
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Tight squeeze for our golden retriever.
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Old Aug 21, 15, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by remedy View Post
Tight squeeze for our golden retriever.
I take it it's not a teacup Golden then...

OTOH, Poochie seems to even have a mini-O2 bottle!
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Old Aug 21, 15, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by remedy View Post
Tight squeeze for our golden retriever.
Was hoping to have the dog at my feet. I'd pay more for that.
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Old Jan 27, 16, 1:58 pm
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Recently I flew AA 17 (JFK-SFO) in F. Two people flying, and though one had become displaced from the originally booked seat, both ultimately settled in their bulkhead Flagship suites. Each had a soft-sided carrier containing a cat.

They both required to place their soft-sided carrier into the "Cuddle Class" shelf space during taxi, takeoff and landing. The rest of the time, the passengers were allowed to keep the kennels in their seat area (generally under the foot shelf).

As can be seen in the illustration, the space for keeping the animal during taxi, takeoff and landing is in fact the lower portion of a closet with a ventilation grille in the door. There are actually two of these, immediately between bulkhead and first suites.
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Old Jan 29, 16, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Recently I flew AA 17 (JFK-SFO) in F. Two people flying, and though one had become displaced from the originally booked seat, both ultimately settled in their bulkhead Flagship suites. Each had a soft-sided carrier containing a cat.

They both required to place their soft-sided carrier into the "Cuddle Class" shelf space during taxi, takeoff and landing. The rest of the time, the passengers were allowed to keep the kennels in their seat area (generally under the foot shelf).

As can be seen in the illustration, the space for keeping the animal during taxi, takeoff and landing is in fact the lower portion of a closet with a ventilation grille in the door. There are actually two of these, immediately between bulkhead and first suites.
Since they seem to allow two pets per flight, would AA have booked a cat and a dog on the same plane? That could have been an interesting flight.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 8:47 pm
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  • The premier pet cabins must be reserved at the same time you book
How?

I just tried 2 bookings for paid fares in J and F, and there's no option to reserve it on checkout. Does that mean we can have to actually call after booking?
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Old Jan 6, 19, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by pkoo View Post
How?

I just tried 2 bookings for paid fares in J and F, and there's no option to reserve it on checkout. Does that mean we can have to actually call after booking?
yes, you must call after booking -- have booked my wife with cat before

on at least some aircraft there's a max # of animals per cabin so call soon after booking
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Old Jan 11, 22, 11:45 pm
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Still alive ?

Cant find any recent info and wanted to see if this was something still offered
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Old Jan 12, 22, 12:56 am
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Yes you can take your small pet in F or J on the A321T, very recent experience. I have had no issues at either JFK or LAX.
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Old Jan 12, 22, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by lrdpenn View Post
Yes you can take your small pet in F or J on the A321T, very recent experience. I have had no issues at either JFK or LAX.
On my last J flight Jfk-Lax they kicked the guy across the aisle off the plane because they said no pets in carrier allowed on the A321T
Poor guy had no choice so he got off the plane
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Old Jan 12, 22, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by cbrown5294 View Post
On my last J flight Jfk-Lax they kicked the guy across the aisle off the plane because they said no pets in carrier allowed on the A321T
Poor guy had no choice so he got off the plane
Wow, was there anything else at play? Did he know about the pet compartments (not that he should have, but havent we all corrected someone)? I am surprised because I have had no trouble from any FA, GA, check in agent. AAs own pet checkin form which Ive seen an agent fill out even has a question to validate the passenger is on a suitable aircraft and that includes the A321T.
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Old Oct 16, 22, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by lrdpenn View Post
Yes you can take your small pet in F or J on the A321T, very recent experience. I have had no issues at either JFK or LAX.
did you have to put them in the closet for take off/landing ?
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