Thinking of flying with your dog this summer? Be sure to check with your airline carrier as there may be pet travel restrictions due to high temperatures and heavy loads during peak summer travel periods.
We are happy to report that WestJet
accepts pets as checked baggage during the summer, with the exception of select locations from May 15 to October 31
. WestJet Cargo
planes are temperature controlled and can transport pets during the warmer months on domestic flights only. For more information, including details about shipping dogs, please call WestJet at 1-888-937-8538 or WestJet Cargo at 1-866-952-2746.
is not able to transport pets as checked baggage
from June 20 to September 10, 2015. However, Air Canada Cargo
is specially equipped for the transportation of animals during the summer months and will accept pets during this period with the exception of select cities. Importantly, Note: Air Canada Cargo cannot accept most animals for transportation when the outside ground temperature is 35°C or higher (including the humidity level) at any location in the routing.
Also note that Air Canada Cargo does not accept Brachycephalic breeds on days where the temperature is higher than 24°C, at any point of the journey, due to an increased risk of heat stroke and breathing problems.
For further details, including information on shipping dogs, please call 1-800-387-4865 or contact your local Air Canada Cargo office
As always, we encourage CKC members to review country-specific regulations re: restrictions on the entry of animals and vaccination and documentation requirements
, prior to booking.