It’s rare that animals have their own seats, though. American Airlines has a celebrity pet program which allows it. And in 2000 US Airways made news for selling a first class seat to a pig.
On a United flight from Denver to Newark this past weekend there were plenty of elites sitting back in coach who were jealous of this cat.
Credit: Michael Fradkin
It’s possible there was a passenger there, too. But have you ever lost out on an upgrade because that last first class seat was taken by a cat, or a pig?