When I moved from the east coast to the pacific northwest 3 years ago, I brought my cat into the cabin with me on a Continental flight. I paid for first, and paid an extra $80 for my cat to travel with me in the cabin. Supposedly, they allow one pet in the front cabin, 2 in the back.
Ended up being a bit of a problem in the end, because the guy sitting next to me got upgraded to first by sheer luck, but he was allergic to cats. Ended up not being a great flight for him-even after they moved me from the last row of first to the first row. He still complained about how unfairly he was treated because they allowed pets. Considering I paid for my ticket, and for my cats ticket (yes, CO
gave her a reservation too!) and he got the free upgrade, and I moved seats, I just sat back and enjoyed my flight.
She slept the whole time in her carrier at my feet.
's even offered her some salmon from dinner, but given that it was the first time she was at 35K feet, I felt it best to let her sleep.