They got talking and the Brazilian captain, Capt Cesar, said whenever he travels back to Brazil with his family to visit his home, he brings his dog along. He said it matter-of-factly, in that there is no other way, "How could you possibly leave your dog behind?" - that is beyond his comprehension to leave his dog behind. Kudos to Capt Cesar!
And here's how he does it: KLM (the Royal Dutch Airlines) allows pets on board, in the cabin, not as freight. So, even though Capt Cesar can take a cheaper and much shorter flight from Malaysia to Brazil, he doesn't. Because the cheaper flights by other airlines do not allow pets on board in the cabin. So, he'd rather pay more and travel a longer itinerary just so that his dog can go along.
Hooray to Capt Cesar! And hooray to KLM!
No pet-boarding for his dog when he travels with his family, his dog IS family and his dog goes along whenever the whole family travels.
Now, doesn't this just cheer you up for the weekend?
See you up there, folks!!