For years, there have been limited opportunities for flying with a medium or large dog. Owners of larger dogs had to risk transporting their pups in the belly of the plane as luggage. Now JSX Airlines is shaking things up, allowing passengers to take larger dogs into the cabin with them. Are you interested in flying a JSX with a dog? Here’s what you need to know:
What is JSX?
JSX (formerly known as Jet SuiteX) is an independent airline that flies to destinations in California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. The airline operates as a “hop-on jet service” flying through private terminals. The use of small jets allows the JSX to work with fewer lines and constraints. For example, the airline requires you to check in only 20 minutes before your flight! JSX also has unique rules for flying dogs.
How to fly a JSX with a dog
Flying a JSX with a dog is both comfortable and convenient. The airline allows small dogs in a carrier, free of charge. To travel with a medium or large dog leash, you just need to buy a second ticket. With rates starting at $ 89 one way and no extra pet fee, this is a small price to pay. It cost me less than $ 200 to pick up Louis and two checked-in luggage between Las Vegas and Oakland, California.
In the month since Louis and I flew the JSX, the Covid-19 virus has turned the world upside down. Currently, most governments ask people not to travel unless necessary. As of March 25, 2020, JSX still operates scheduled flights. They have limited the number of passengers to 20, so there is room for “social distancing”. If you need to fly a JSX with a dog, you need to call the airline directly to book.