Chaos in airports: Air Canada will no longer transport animals in the hold

Air Canada announced on Wednesday that it will no longer transport pets in the hold until September 12, due to “longer than usual” delays at airports.

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“Due to longer than usual delays at airports, and for the safety and comfort of your pet, we will not be accepting new requests for pets traveling in the baggage hold until to September 12, 2022”, can we read on the Air Canada website.

People who wish to travel with their animal can however bring it into the cabin if it meets the required conditions (in particular size and weight). For those who cannot take Fido or Kitty in the cabin, the airline invites travelers to consider the Air Canada Cargo option.

An abandoned dog 9 p.m. with the luggage

On Sunday, CTV News reported that a dog transported by Air Transat was abandoned for 9 p.m. with the numerous luggage at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

“He was found in a corner with lost luggage,” said Jena Butts, the owner of the animal.

The latter, who believes that her dog was “traumatized”, said that when an officer found him and took him out of his cage to give him water, he was covered in urine.

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