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Old Jan 13th 2012, 12:37 pm
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One I experience to take my cat with me during travelling from Canada to Uk...It was nice experience...
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Old Jan 13th 2012, 2:14 pm
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I called air transat and they said it was $275 per animal from dublin or glasgow to toronto! And that I book with them!! So this sounds incorrect?

Does air canada go as freight? I have 3 dogs, all over 32kg.

Also if anyone coming back to the UK has a dog crate they want to sell please let me know! I need 2 large vari crates and 1 xl.
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Old Jan 15th 2012, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by marietuluse View Post
Yes, they do, Canadian Affair/Air Transat require a pet agency to book on your behalf, they won't let you book directly with them.

That is not true, we booked it directly with Air Transat. They will transfer you to pet cargo department when you call, that's all, no need to use any pet agency and they never suggested it. All you need it docs for the pooch or kitty cat from the vet.
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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers View Post
That is not true, we booked it directly with Air Transat. They will transfer you to pet cargo department when you call, that's all, no need to use any pet agency and they never suggested it. All you need it docs for the pooch or kitty cat from the vet.
Well I am just saying this was our experience just 6 weeks ago, we phoned Air Transat, they put us through to said cargo dept, they said you can't book directly with us only an approved Pet Agency can do it!
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Originally Posted by marietuluse View Post
Well I am just saying this was our experience just 6 weeks ago, we phoned Air Transat, they put us through to said cargo dept, they said you can't book directly with us only an approved Pet Agency can do it!
Same for us, said we had to use pet relocation agent, we paid the agency and they booked the flight, sent us all the paperwork etc....
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Old Jan 15th 2012, 5:38 pm
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Probably Summer - once the house is sold and hubby has a job!
I would not fly your dog during the summer months. It is not recommended at all. I spent almost a year researching information on this topic because I had to fly my dog from Italy to the USA. She is almost 13 and as you can guess I was terrified! I postponed my journey until mid October to avoid any problems with the weather. Dog's can easily overheat and there will be a lot of waiting around in his Kennel. Everything was fine, so try not to worry too much. Just make sure you prepare him as best as you can for his journey and don't sedate him.
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Originally Posted by marietuluse View Post
Well I am just saying this was our experience just 6 weeks ago, we phoned Air Transat, they put us through to said cargo dept, they said you can't book directly with us only an approved Pet Agency can do it!
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Same for us, said we had to use pet relocation agent, we paid the agency and they booked the flight, sent us all the paperwork etc....
Wow, maybe i just got luck then. It seems a ridiculous they would change the rules, maybe it's a Canadian thing.......

ps....I blame everything on Canada
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Old Jan 15th 2012, 6:04 pm
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I would not fly your dog during the summer months. It is not recommended at all. I spent almost a year researching information on this topic because I had to fly my dog from Italy to the USA. She is almost 13 and as you can guess I was terrified! I postponed my journey until mid October to avoid any problems with the weather. Dog's can easily overheat and there will be a lot of waiting around in his Kennel. Everything was fine, so try not to worry too much. Just make sure you prepare him as best as you can for his journey and don't sedate him.
The cargo is climate controlled, so hopefully Summer shouldn't be a problem.
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The cargo is climate controlled, so hopefully Summer shouldn't be a problem.
No FK they do not recommend you fly dogs in winter or summer months so really leaves spring and fall ideally.
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Old Jan 15th 2012, 10:45 pm
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No FK they do not recommend you fly dogs in winter or summer months so really leaves spring and fall ideally.
They are all bloody liars then, i should report them ...


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Old Jan 15th 2012, 11:23 pm
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You see, the problem is not actually on the plane itself, it's the waiting around beforehand. Usually, you have to hand your dog over up to three hours before the flight. He will be taken to the cargo area of the airport which is not air conditioned. Then there is the wait on the runway. The dog is the last to be loaded onto the plane and that tarmac heats up really fast in summer months. Then what if there is some kind of delay in taking off?? Often there is. The plane's air conditioning system is not fully functioning until the engines start up.These are the dangers. I'm glad that Doll face already knows about this!
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Old Jan 15th 2012, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by cosmicjunkie View Post
You see, the problem is not actually on the plane itself, it's the waiting around beforehand. Usually, you have to hand your dog over up to three hours before the flight. He will be taken to the cargo area of the airport which is not air conditioned. Then there is the wait on the runway. The dog is the last to be loaded onto the plane and that tarmac heats up really fast in summer months. Then what if there is some kind of delay in taking off?? Often there is. The plane's air conditioning system is not fully functioning until the engines start up.These are the dangers. I'm glad that Doll face already knows about this!
I think the problem lies with the airlines, they need to be consistent with the information they dish out.
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Old Jan 15th 2012, 11:43 pm
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I think the problem lies with the airlines, they need to be consistent with the information they dish out.
Totally with you on that one!! I read so much information that when it came down to actually getting the process started I didn't know who or what to believe
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Old Jan 16th 2012, 12:19 am
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Totally with you on that one!! I read so much information that when it came down to actually getting the process started I didn't know who or what to believe
It's awful..
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They are all bloody liars then, i should report them ...


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