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Old February 22nd, 2015, 12:06 PM
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Air Canada Cuts Dog Allergy Accommodations

As much as I love pets and animals...In my opinion animals should not be allowed on passenger planes with allergy sufferers. cargo only imo. If Cargo can't handle them for any reason...then the passanger should look for another alternative. Air Canada and other airlines have waffled on this issue forever.

Am I alone here in this hard-butt stance of mine?

http://allergicliving.com/2015/02/17...ccommodations/
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 03:31 PM
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As the article mentions - what about those travelling with their service dogs?
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 10:18 PM
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I think this will always be a contentious issue as there will always be allergy sufferers and people with service animals that all need to fly. The airlines continue to waffle because there really is no fair decision they can make that will ensure everyone's comfort and happiness. It's just one of those situations that need compromise.
BTW, the 5 row barrier sounds all well and good but let's be serious.......that air is all recirculated
I personally never turn on the "fresh" air above me.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 06:06 AM
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I guess i would make an exception for service dogs....as it's the right thing and legal (imo) to do and it rarely (I've never seen a service dog on a plane ever...seen pooches and cats a number of times) happens...versus people bringing pooches on the plane which happens all the time.

wait a sec - service dogs are big! where would they sit?
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 03:26 PM
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Service dogs can come in many sizes for varied services so you may have seen one and not realized.
There are children that live with severe autism that have smaller breed dogs that assist them emotionally in relating to the world around them.
I also wonder where these larger breeds would sit? Crossing my fingers I'm not sitting beside a large breed drooler on my next flight.......oh wait a minute, that would be my husband!
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