Air Canada has stopped accepting new requests for pets to travel in the baggage compartment of its flights until Sept. 12, the airline said Wednesday, as major airports around the country face travel delays, flight cancellations and logistical challenges.
Small animals will still be allowed in the cabins of most flights, provided they can lie down in a carrier under the seat in front of the passenger.
Bringing a pet in the cabin will cost $50 for flights within Canada and the US (excluding Hawaii), the airline said, and $100 for international flights.
“Due to current airport delays, for the safety and comfort of pets, we will not be accepting new requests for pets traveling in the baggage compartment until Sept. 12, 2022,” Air Canada said via email in response to questions from CBC News.
“All current pet bookings will be honored.
Until September 12, animals will no longer be