Premier Pet Program put to sleep?

Old Feb 16, 10, 6:45 pm
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Premier Pet Program put to sleep?

Info on carry-on dogs and the Premier Pet Program are nowhere to be found on the YX web site. The links are dead ends and take you back to the home page, noting a page error.

I do not recall hearing about their discontinuation; if gone, when did the changes occur?

If discontinued, why?

It appears that passengers now require a medical authorization form to bring their dog onboard Midwest and Frontier, effective Dec 2009.

http://www.midwestairlines.com/uploa...portAnimal.pdf

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Old Feb 16, 10, 9:23 pm
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Yes for now there really isn't a PPP (Premier Pet Program) like there used to be. Pets now go below plane. Can you let me know where you found these links? We'll clean them up.
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Old Feb 17, 10, 3:49 am
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Only service animals are allowed in the cabin.
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Old Feb 17, 10, 7:37 am
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I never thought Pet Airways would have this much impact on airlines like Midwest

Seriously, though, I always thought Midwest's pet program was hyped way too much, considering the small number of people who likely took advantage of it.
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Old Feb 17, 10, 7:57 am
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Yes for now there really isn't a PPP (Premier Pet Program) like there used to be. Pets now go below plane. Can you let me know where you found these links? We'll clean them up.
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http://www.midwestairlines.com/MAWeb...petTravel.aspx

http://www.midwestairlines.com/MAWeb...etBrochure.pdf
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Old Feb 17, 10, 9:08 am
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Perhaps Midwest should officially announce that the Premier Pet Program no longer exists as it continues to get frequent mention in the media.

During the last two days alone, Midwest Airlines and pet travel were highlighted in several places, including:

How to have a jet set pet
http://blogs.glam.com/glamnest/?p=6751

Uno the Beagle remains a superstar
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/story/1134073.html

Every time I look at my Google news alerts for Midwest it's amazing to see how much interest this program still generates. It's generally positive (and free) publicity for the airline.

Like mke9499, I'm also curious as to what happened with the program.
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Old Feb 17, 10, 10:57 pm
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No pets in the cabin anymore on Midwest? I agree, the Premier Pet Program was very well publicized; every time I used to call reservations and was put on hold I remember the recording on the hold message promoting it.

If anyone wants to go to the dark side AirTran allows small dogs, cats and birds as carry-on on all flights for a $69 fee. According to the SkyWest web site one pet per flight is allowed on the SkyWest codeshares out of MKE as well.
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Old Feb 18, 10, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by wahooflyer View Post
No pets in the cabin anymore on Midwest? I agree, the Premier Pet Program was very well publicized; every time I used to call reservations and was put on hold I remember the recording on the hold message promoting it.

If anyone wants to go to the dark side AirTran allows small dogs, cats and birds as carry-on on all flights for a $69 fee. According to the SkyWest web site one pet per flight is allowed on the SkyWest codeshares out of MKE as well.
I believe that FL allows six pets as carry-ons, but does not accept checked pets. Six pets? That seems a bit extreme, even though I like animals. I believe YX allowed two per flight.
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Old Mar 17, 10, 5:40 am
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Newly redesigned page with details about current pet program, including video:

http://www.midwestairlines.com/Progr...PetTravel.aspx

Judging by the last scene of the video, it looks like some celebrity dogs may still be flying Midwest.
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Old Mar 24, 10, 12:03 am
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"Premier Pet Program put to sleep?"

Gotta love this thread title.
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Old Mar 24, 10, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by number21 View Post
"Premier Pet Program put to sleep?"

Gotta love this thread title.
Thanks.

I like the acronym for the program, "PPP".

Maybe this is the reason YX no longer allows pets in the cabin.
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Old Mar 24, 10, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by wahooflyer View Post
If anyone wants to go to the dark side AirTran allows small dogs, cats and birds as carry-on on all flights for a $69 fee. According to the SkyWest web site one pet per flight is allowed on the SkyWest codeshares out of MKE as well.
What a nuisance that is. I had a small rat type dog under the seat next to me in business class that was yapping during the entire boarding process.

Just what I wanted to listen to after a long day.
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