Midwest Furflight

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Midwest Furflight is an event involving furries booking as a group on a round trip commercial airplane flight to Midwest FurFest from the US West Coast. The inaugural 2017 event was notable in having the support of airport and airline staff allowing fursuiting in the terminal and in the flights themselves. At least 66 furries were on the plane, with additional furries having booked separately and unknowing of the group[1], effectively taking majority of the 119-seat plane.

Midwest Furflight Logo

2017 Flight Details[edit]

The flight was organized by Mike Folf under CanisVulpes and booked on Virgin America, picked specifically for its marketed party vibe[2]. The 66 furries were divided as follows:

  • 56 in coach
  • 5 in premium economy (marketed as Main Cabin Select)
  • 5 in first class

While based in San Francisco International Airport, Midwest Furflight attracted furries from Seattle, Southern California, Las Vegas, and further places such as Singapore and Washington DC[3]

Fursuiters were escorted by security into their own priority line to expedite the screening process, with suiting permitted afterwards. Furries were also given their own boarding group after first class. This unsurprisingly managed to catch the eye of several passing passengers, one of which posted on and briefly made the front page of reddit. Due to a failure to achieve any direct contact with O'Hare officials, fursuiting wasn't permitted in the latter airport with all suiters having to take the heads off when out of the plan. While there were preventative actions taken out of concerns of causing incidents in flight, none happened and both flights were civil and self-enforced [4].

Furflight passengers were also given a collectible luggage tag and Mary Mouse Certified Midwest FurFlyer badge.

Future Flights[edit]

On April 13, 2018 it was announced that Midwest FurFlight would be reprised and expanded to three cities along the west coast: Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles [5]. These flights are operated by Alaska Airlines and would be ran with an additional flight from Wednesday.

Canis Vulpes has also opened a survey for future FurFlights for potential expansion [6]


  1. About Furflight - CanisVulpes
  2. Forming FurFlight - CanisVulpes
  3. Furflight Statistics from CanisVulpes twitter account
  4. Herding Cats - CanisVulpes
  5. @GoCanisVulpes announcement
  6. Future FurFlight Survey

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