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Last Updated: Wednesday July 15 2009 07:33 GMT

American airline opens for pets

Newsround's Sonali

Sonali checks out an airline for pets

If you're heading off on a flight this summer, chances are your pet won't be travelling in style - unless you live in America that is.

That's because an airline aimed at our four-legged, feathered and furry friends has just opened.

Pet Airways is just for animals, and the pets are given pre-boarding walkies and in-flight toilet trips.

The company was set up so pet owners know their critters aren't bundled into the cargo hold with everyone's luggage.

Humans won't be flying alongside their pets, and the flights do tend to take longer than regular journeys.

But the airline hope that won't put off their new "paw-ssengers".