The latest group of passengers to be targeted by Qantas policy changes are barking mad about it. One member has been left furious that Qantas now require travelling pets to be consigned as freight for all tickets purchased after 1 December 2014.
It is a dog eat dog world out there for travelling fur-babies. The previous policy in place allowed pets to be checked in at the terminal at the same time as passenger check-in. The new policy requires animals to be consigned as freight which means delivery at the freight terminal is required hours prior to departure. It also means that an additional freight charge is payable.
One member’s interstate trip will now have a $280.00 addition together with two hours of inconvenience if they choose to travel with their furry friends.
Qantas are said to be looking for a measure to appease all the angry pet owners but this is yet to be forthcoming. Concerns about animal welfare, extended separation anxiety and freight delays and disasters have caused one member to seriously consider taking their business elsewhere.
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