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  1. It’s not looking good. At this point I’ll be happy if our Panama Canal cruise (January 10, 2021) goes!
  2. My 10 day Alaskan trip - round trip from Vancouver, BC - on Cunard is set to go on June 22. Hope we’re on it!
  3. There has been a Guide and SD Act in BC for a very long time but in it’s current format probably since 2016. Without certification, a business can refuse you access/service. “The Rights of Certified Dog & Handler Teams Under the Guide Dog and Service Dog Act, certified dog and handler teams have the same rights as people not accompanied by dogs. Provided the dog is well-behaved, a team cannot be denied access to: Restaurants and cafes Buses and taxis Hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts All other businesses Any public place” Note the “certified dog and handler teams” statement. It’s Canada and we’re a polite people. A ‘heated discussion’ may gain you access but won’t further your cause.
  4. Having an Aphis 7001 form won’t help and an ID from CCI - even though it’s an ADI member school - probably won’t either. A dog needs to be registered with the BC government to insure access. You could ask CCI if they would submit an application for you. Registration is good for two years.
  5. Business is the way to go, especially on such a long flight. I typically fly from the west coast to Europe on British Airlines. The storage is a drawer under the seat. You might look at the individual airline web site or try seat guru.com for cabin photos.
  6. British Columbia is service dog friendly - if you have a BC registered guide or service dog. Business are allowed - even encouraged - to ask to see your ID. Without ID they are allowed to refuse admittance.
  7. For the record, it isn’t the ADA that’s in play when you fly; it’s the Air Carrier’s Access Act. As noted, info found on CC isn’t always correct. 😉 https://www.transportation.gov/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/traveling-disability
  8. No problem. It’s confusing when they will allow a folding wheelchair in a non-accessible cabin but not a scooter that comes apart.
  9. It’s also my understanding that Cunard will not allow scooters in regular cabins. I’m a wheelchair user and Cunard will allow a wheelchair in a non-accessible cabin if it will fold up so it fits through the cabin door; not so with scooters: https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/the-cunard-experience/accessibility/wheelchairs-mobility-scooters Mobility scooters. Mobility scooters will only be permitted on board if guests have booked an accessible stateroom, or selected suite. A list of suitable staterooms can be found in the accessible stateroom section. The policy applies to all scooter makes and models to ensure a consistent approach. Mobility scooters must be declared at the time of booking, or as soon as the need is known, otherwise your scooter may be denied boarding. I’d love to hear if they don’t follow this policy!
  10. In all my years of flying, both with manual and power wheelchairs, I’ve only been able to get my chair stored in the cabin once - and then it was a huge hassle getting them to do it. I never want to go through that again so now I just strip the chair and let them stow it in cargo.
  11. I see no one commented on damage caused by airlines so thought I’d jump in. I use a power wheelchair but I imagine the issues are the same. I have had my chair totally trashed once and damaged on several other occasions. I’ve found the safest thing to do is remove any and all parts possible and store them in the cabin with you. Once I’m in my seat, I have the seat and back, the joystick, the foot rests and the battery taken off. I’ve only experienced cosmetic damage since doing that. I’m not able to do that amount of dismantling with my current chair because of additional functionality. Because of that, I’ve decided to take my old chair on my next cruise and leave my $31,000 chair at home. I hate to have to make that decision but I figure I’m better off with a working wheelchair rather than be stranded with an unusable chair!
  12. Update on the reply from Jamaica regarding their import requirements if you plan to stay onboard - You DO NOT require a permit or need to meet the requirements for import. They Do require basic information on yourself and your dog, which is needed in order to prepare an In-transit Letter. - Your name - Address -Name of animal, Breed, age, sex, colour -Microchip # -Rabies Vaccination Date - Information on the vessel, date and time of arrival, departure - Any other documents you can provide for your dog All this information is needed in order to inform the Port Animal Health Technician to monitor and ensure that the animal remains on board. Hope this helps anyone else who will be stopping in Jamaica and is finding their requirements to disembark too onerous or too expensive (rabies titre test = $$$) or if you’re concerned about over medicating your dog. And yeah, if there’s an emergency I guess we’re screwed! At least the dog can tread water; I’ll sink like a stone!
  13. FYI - The so called ‘pet passports’ you can purchase in the US are not the UK/EU Pet Passports used in Europe and are not acceptable as a travel document for your dog when traveling in those countries. Hope that helps.
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