Huge bill to fly ca­nines across At­lantic

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Sharon Os­bourne spends £230,000 (Dhs1 mil­lion) a year on plane tickets for her dogs.

The 64-year-old star fre­quently flies be­tween the UK and Los An­ge­les for film­ing com­mit­ments and she takes her two pooches – Pomera­ni­ans Bella and Rocky – with her ev­ery­where, even buy­ing them first-class plane tickets.

The Talk host has even shelled out £400 (Dhs1,807) on get­ting in­di­vid­ual pet pass­ports for her pups and once on board they each have their own fully re­clin­ing busi­ness class seat, worth a com­bined to­tal of £19,600 (Dhs88,000).

A source told MailOn­line: “Sharon adores these dogs – they are like grand­chil­dren to her. She has an in­cred­i­bly hec­tic transat­lantic job and un­der­stand­ably finds all the flying pretty ex­haust­ing and stress­ful. It takes its toll. Bella and Rocky pro­vide a real sense of se­cu­rity and com­fort, and are both per­fectly happy at 36,000ft. “They have their own flat-down beds and are as good as gold.” Ac­cord­ing to the web­site, Sharon man­ages to get around the strict air­line rules about pets on board by claim­ing they’re “emo­tional sup­port an­i­mals”, and the star must get a let­ter from a li­censed med­i­cal health pro­fes­sional that states she needs the an­i­mals with her in order to feel safe while flying. The news comes af­ter she re­cently sparked con­cerns when she for­got the name of one of her X Fac­tor con­tes­tants for the se­cond time. A source said pre­vi­ously: “She moved house and now is work­ing two jobs – one in the UK and one in the US.

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