VistaJet has announced that their team of over 200 Cabin Hostesses now has tuition in all segments of pet first aid to ensure safety for all in-flight and that loyal companions receive the same leading service as their owners.
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 chocking and the best maneuvers for the situation;
- 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 to better understand behaviors, crew members also learn 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.
“The fast increase in pet adoptions is paired with a habit of having pets as daily companions,” Matteo Atti, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Innovation at VistaJet.
“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.”