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Old Jan 5th 2019, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by amirk View Post
Today I finally could talk to Air Transat and they said they only move dogs in direct flights.
Guys, do you know any other reliable and affordable airlines moving dogs in connecting flights?
Can you rent a car and drive down to Gatwick and pick up a direct flight from there? Air Transat fly direct to Vancouver from Gatwick. Staying overnight in a hotel that will take dogs.

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Old Jan 30th 2019, 2:56 pm
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Hey, just wondered which number you called for Air Transat? I spoke with them today and they said that they could not book our dog onto a flight as it needed to go cargo, however they were unable to give me any additional contact details...I called the numbers on their website specifically shown on their animal transportation page...

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Old Jan 30th 2019, 3:43 pm
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Hi Magiscribe

The number we called for Air Transat pets is the one on the animal transportation page https://www.airtransat.com/en-GB/Tra...d-service-dogs i.e. 00 800 87 26 72 83

The process was that:
1. we had to choose which flight we wanted first from the air transit website
2. then call the phone number to ensure there would be room for our dog in cargo on that flight......we were told yes
3. so then we booked our flight online (April 18th) from Gatwick to Calgary direct.
4. then we had to call that number back to reserve the space in cargo for him. We paid the fee $275 CAD (if memory serves me correct), and his space is reserved.
However we have to phone again within 14 days of the flight date to confirm everything. As I understand it, this is the process for booking them in cargo or for booking them into the cabin with you (as the lady we spoke to asked if we would prefer him to join us in the cabin as he is considered a small dog).

I hope the above helps. Plan to have a couple of hours to sort it out with surfing the flights and waiting on the phone etc., first time we got through no problem, but subsequently had a 30+ minute wait
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Originally Posted by Phaedru5 View Post
Correct you can only fly direct with a dog, they cant/dont want to transfer a live animal between planes. Air transat fly direct from Gatwick to Calgary or Vancouver, I have done both with them. We flew with our dog with AT from Gatwick to Vancouver and they were fantastic.

Oh and you dont need the pet passport as that is a european thing. It only serves the purpose of proving the rabies jabs (which are required for the pet passport) - if you're doing the rabies anyway and the fit to fly paperwork then you're sorted.
Just a thought - on the AT website it states "For animals travelling in the checked baggage hold, do not provide food or water inside the cage as it may spill and cause your animal discomfort during flight."
Did you not provide water for what will be around a 9.5 hour flight, plus the time I presume they're waiting to be loaded/unloaded? Thanks
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Old Feb 3rd 2019, 5:13 pm
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Hi warwickbowman

thanks for the response...have been back in contact with Air Transat and they have confirmed that because our Dog weighs over 35kg we need to book her through their cargo arm..AIA Pets or with a pet relocation specialist.

we are extremely limited with options of where we can fly into and it appears to be either Toronto or Montréal.....Since Montréal is closest to New Brunswick this will be the most likely option....
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Hi
We flew over with our Black Lab in June last year. We fastened a funnel to the outside of the crate which went into the dish in the door of his crate, which allowed the baggage guys to give him some water during the flight.
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Old Feb 7th 2019, 9:50 pm
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Hi sorry to jump on your post I've a similar question so thought it would be easier to post on here hope you don't mind.
I will be moving to kelowna this year and we want to bring our dog with us. We will be flying from london we normally use air canada but I've seen they are expensive. I know air transat don't fly to kelowna though so unsure what to do? Are there any other airlines?
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What time of year will you be flying?

Fly to Calgary (or Vancouver) or even Toronto, on Air Transat, then get an internal flight (Westjet) after a 1 night stopover (so you can get your dog before getting onto the next flight..) --- or drive from Vancouver .

https://www.airtransat.com/en-GB/air...RT&pax=1-0-0-0

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Old Feb 7th 2019, 11:41 pm
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The shirt answer is not from the UK!

It is listed as an International airport, but that means south to the US or Mexico, or to Hawaii

You'll have to do as Siouxie suggest above.
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
What time of year will you be flying?

Fly to Calgary (or Vancouver) or even Toronto, on Air Transat, then get an internal flight (Westjet) after a 1 night stopover (so you can get your dog before getting onto the next flight..) --- or drive from Vancouver .

https://www.airtransat.com/en-GB/air...RT&pax=1-0-0-0

thanks souxie,
would it have to be an overnight stay? Or could we book for the same day?
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So from reading these posts, if we fly Air Canada from London to Halifax, we'll have spend loads to book through a 3rd party as only Air Transat lets you book them on your own?
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As you'll shortly be arriving in SK with your no doubt beloved pet dog (CKCS), as a fellow dog lover living here already my conscience is urging me to record a cautionary fyi here regarding a 3-month-effective flea-&-tick pill that's relatively new on the Canadian market and which is being actively prescribed by vets here for pet dogs. I'd been using its cat-version on my adopted indoor/outdoor cat without any apparent problems/issues for over a year, so I trustingly didn't stop to think twice or even to look online on my phone standing there in the vet's examination room for other owners' actual experiences with the stuff when my vet prescribed it for my 4yo strappingly-healthy purebred Boston Terrier back in October. Had I stopped to do some quick research online beforehand amongst various websites, I would've chosen not to go ahead with it. Anyhow, a day after its oral administration his glands were up, at 48hrs he was in serious trouble. My dog pulled through at Day Five, but it was a harrowing experience. So when you do take your dog to your first Canadian vet, be very careful about what you agree to use & buy for flea-&-tick preventive. Good luck & I hope that you'll have a safe trip getting here.

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As you'll shortly be arriving in SK with your no doubt beloved pet dog (CKCS), as a fellow dog lover living here already my conscience is urging me to record a cautionary fyi here regarding a 3-month-effective flea-&-tick pill that's relatively new on the Canadian market and which is being actively prescribed by vets here for pet dogs. I'd been using its cat-version on my adopted indoor/outdoor cat without any apparent problems/issues for over a year, so I trustingly didn't stop to think twice or even to look online on my phone standing there in the vet's examination room for other owners' actual experiences with the stuff when my vet prescribed it for my 4yo strappingly-healthy purebred Boston Terrier back in October. Had I stopped to do some quick research online beforehand amongst various websites, I would've chosen not to go ahead with it. Anyhow, a day after its oral administration his glands were up, at 48hrs he was in serious trouble. My dog pulled through at Day Five, but it was a harrowing experience. So when you do take your dog to your first Canadian vet, be very careful about what you agree to use & buy for flea-&-tick preventive. Good luck & I hope that you'll have a safe trip getting here.
Gosh, thanks for the warning. We’ll keep it in mind.
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