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Thu, 9 September 2021

VistaJet's Cabin Hostess Training Now Includes First Aid for Pets

VistaJet has expanded its VistaPet program, as the number of animals flying onboard its luxury jets has increased by 86% in the last two years.

In addition to training with the British Butler Institute, Norland College and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, as well as being the first in private aviation to have in-house MedAire instructors, VistaJets team of over 200 Cabin Hostesses now has tuition in all segments of pet first aid.

The extensive training program includes:

Pet CPR procedures from checking circulation, identifying location of the heart and optimum ratio of compressions to breath;

Recognizing warning signs of choking and the best maneuvers for the situation;

Lulu is pleased to learn that VistaJet's Cabin Hostesses now receive First Aid Training for pets. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Vital signs such as heart rate, varying pulse locations, body temperature, and mucous membrane and capillary refill time to check for circulation and levels of oxygen in the bloodstream;

Understanding indications of poisoning from ingested or topical, spider or insect bites, and the best treatment for each; and

Learning how to read body language, whether that be a friendly dog holding its ears up and a loosely wagging tail; a fearful dog with ears back and tail tucked; recognizing the difference between a rapidly twitching tail and a friendly wag; or the unpredictability of cats, gaining clues from their eyes, ears and whiskers.

Matteo Atti, EVP Marketing & Innovation at VistaJet said, "The fast increase in pet adoptions is paired with a habit of having pets as daily companions. Rabbits are a recent new breed of pet flown by VistaJet, and while dogs continue to make up the majority of animal passengers, the number of cats spiked 357% from 2019 to 2020. It's important to continually evolve our services to offer best-in-class travel solutions to all our passengers, making them feel safe and cared for at all times. With one-in-four Members flying with pets, VistaJet is dedicated to ensuring dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and any other guests benefit from the same unparalleled service their owners expect from us.

VistaPet is not only about safety in-flight, the company also offers customers the following innovative solutions:

Fear of flying courses. In partnership with The Dog House, pre-flight courses are offered to prepare for a comfortable in-flight experience. The four-week training helps dogs overcome sounds of jet engines, air pressure and the movements of air turbulence.

Balanced menus to keep animals healthy and hydrated. Pet passengers are served inflight meals created in collaboration with clinical veterinarian Dr Bruce Fogle. Natural flower essences are also available to mix with pets drinking water to aid relaxation.

A safe and soft cabin. During the flight, pets can enjoy handmade Labbvenn sleep mats so they can sit down near their owners in the cabin.

In-flight amenity kits. The VistaPet Pochette includes bio-organic, nutritional pet food from Rockster, treats created by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux for The Dog House, and Kibble Pets water-free shampoo and wipes for salon-quality fur care. For inflight entertainment, there are Furzu rope toys.

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