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Pets To Fly Friendly Skies

The recession hasn't stopped America's entrepreneurial spirit. Pet Airways has debuted, an all-pet airline that will transport people's furry companions to five major U.S. cities. Prissy pets that cannot tolerate being stashed in a normal plane's cargo hold can fly first class with the new airline, which includes regular check-ups as well as stops at regional airports for bathroom breaks. But owners will still have to endure time away from their pups: A trip from New York to L.A. will take roughly 24 hours because of layovers. Also, get ready to pony up for the service. A one-way ticket costs $250.