Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
MONTREAL — Here’s a big plus for pet owners: Air Transat has just announced that it is now offering Economy class passengers the chance to travel with their pets in the aircraft’s cabin.
Designed the provide passengers with greater peace of mind, the enhanced policy allows cats and dogs 10 kg (22 pounds) or less (including the weight of their cage) on the vast majority of the carrier’s flights. Caged animals must be placed under the seat in front of passengers.
In the event an allergic passenger is seated close to an animal, accommodating measures will be taken once onboard.
Travellers interested in this new service are invited to reserve their pet’s place through the Information and Seat Selection Center at 1-877-TRANSAT. They can also make reservations upon arrival at the airport, however the number of animals allowed to travel in the cabin is limited.
The price per flight, per animal in cabin is $50 for domestic, South and U.S. flights, and $90 for Europe flights.
Only cats and dogs are allowed on Air Transat flights.
For more information go to https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/Travel-information/Special-services/Pets-and-service-dogs.