Blind World Magazine

United Kingdom.
Guide Dog Boost for UK Airline.

October 27, 2005.
Rednova News.

BLIND and partially-sighted passengers can now take guide dogs on board Thomas Cook Airlines holiday flights. New Government rules have enabled Thomas Cook to allow guide dogs in the aircraft cabin for the first time.

The airline is piloting the scheme on short and mid-haul routes from Gatwick to Greece, Portugal, mainland Spain, the Balearics and the Canaries. Blind passengers will be seated in the aircraft bulkhead, where there is more space, and will have to purchase a seat for their guide dog. Owners will have to abide by the rules of the pet passport scheme and Thomas Cook will need a month's notice of a guide dog travelling as they will be able to accept only one per flight. More information can be found on

Source: Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK)

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