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Pets in Plane Cabins: Under Review in Canada

The Canadian Transportation Agency wants to talk to Canada’s airlines about their policies for carrying small animals in the cabin. It made the request in a February 2010 ruling in which it found that passengers with cat allergies have disabilities in terms of air travel.

The ruling looked at three cat-allergy complaints against Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet. CTA decisions on allergy complaints are usually made case-by-case. But in this instance the agency requested the parties broaden the scope to examine airline policies on carrying all pets in cabins, not just cats, and allow interested organizations and individuals to comment. Read more.

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