High-flying fido is upgraded from a kennel in the cargo hold to row 1 in business class.
With Australia’s ban on international travel still in place, many airlines are flying near-empty jets down under – and for one jet-setting pooch, it meant being upgraded from a kennel in the cargo hold to his very own business class seat.
Meet Lewis, a former racing greyhound who these days takes a more laid-back approach to life.
Lewis is a graduate of Melbourne-based Greyt Greys Rescue, a volunteer non-profit group dedicated to rescuing, adopting and fostering ex-racing greyhounds into new ‘forever homes’.
And when Lewis’ mum decided to move from Melbourne to Italy, he came along for the ride – in style.
With the Singapore Airlines flight reportedly almost empty, the airline let Lewis travel in the cabin alongside his favourite human.
Lewis quickly made himself at home – in the first row of the business class cabin, no less, where there was ample room for his long legs.
He even celebrated his birthday en route, which of course meant a cake and some treats provided by the crew.
According to Greyt Greys Rescue, the SQ crew “said he was the best dog they’ve ever had, including fully-trained service dogs.”
It’s not known if Lewis collected KrisFlyer miles or gained Star Alliance status on the 16,500km journey.
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