OTTAWA Feb 25 The Canadian Transportation
Agency will review a policy at the country's biggest airlines
allowing cats in the cabin to see if it interferes with air
travel for allergic customers.
The independent tribunal announced the review on Thursday
after ruling that three people who are allergic to cats are, in
effect, persons with disabilities because the airlines' pet
policies affect their ability to fly.
The passengers had complained about Air Canada ACa.TO,
the country's biggest airline, its regional carrier Jazz
Airline, and WestJet Airline (WJA.TO), the No. 2 airline in
The agency, which wants the review to include other pets,
said it will determine appropriate, "reasonable" accommodation
and whether corrective measures are needed for the three
The airlines allow dogs and cats in a carrier that can fit
under a seat. WestJet also allows birds and rabbits.
(Reporting by Susan Taylor)