Life Style

Bark (Air) or bite: Cats compete for the dog’s flight

June 8, 2024

read 1 minute


Bark (Air) or bite: Cats compete for the dog’s flight

The tags we feature here are from partners who compensate us when you are approved through our site, and this may impact how or where these products appear . We don’t cover every credit card available but our analysis, reviews and opinions come entirely from our editorial team. Terms apply to offers listed on this page. Please see ours advertising policy And product evaluation method for more information.

Bark Air has started up Scheduled charter flight service just for pups and their humans on May 23, but the dog-centric airline is already in the doghouse.

Bark and jet charter company Talon Air offer flights between New York’s Westchester County Airport (HPN) and Los Angeles and London on 14-seat Gulfstream jets.

However, Westchester County is now suing Bark Inc. and Talon because flights depart from the airport’s private jet area. The county claims that the flights violate county law that requires both charter airlines and commercial airlines using aircraft with more than nine seats to use HPN’s six-gate commercial terminal.

Several other aircraft rental companies do challenge that county law in federal court, claiming that federal laws preempt those imposed by counties. But to date, the case has not yet been brought to trial.

The situation could get tense, but for now, a Bark spokesperson said: “Bark does not comment on litigation. But we do not believe this will impact our operations.”

Bark Air’s first flight to London took off last week and the airline recently announced the flight Full schedule through winter. It includes flights from Westchester to Los Angeles, London and Paris.

Daily newsletter

Gift your inbox with the TPG Daily newsletter

Join over 700,000 readers to get breaking news, in-depth guides and exclusive offers from TPG experts

Featured image by JOE GALL/BARK AIR

Editor’s disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or chain hotel and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *