Airline launches frequent flyer program for pets

For pet owners who believe that their furry companions are just like people, there is a carrier that will agree with this.

Korean Air debuted a new frequent flyer pet, reward system, SKYPETS, last week. The program allows pets to rack up points for each trip that they take and this in exchange for future free travel.

For each flight, a pet is taking in Korea, you get a stamp. International travel will add two stamps of their SKYPETS profile.

After a pet has collected six stamps, the owner may, for the half of the animal costs for a domestic flight. It takes 12 points for the half for international travel. A free pet ticket costs 12 stamps for domestic flights and 24 international.

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Each stamp lasts for only three years, so it’s really just the real jet-setting pets will be able to redeem free international flights.

Passengers can register up to five pets (dogs, cats, or birds) for the service.

JetBlue has a similar system for pets to fly in the United States. With JetPaws, passengers can earn 300 TrueBlue points for each flight they take with a pet in tow. And Virgin Atlantic Flying Paws, rewards travelers with 1,000 or 2,000 Flying Club miles for travel with pets.

After registering a pet to fly, don’t forget the other important steps to ensure that they are comfortable during their journey. After all, there are no upgrades for pets back in the hold — even if they are frequent flyers.

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