WestJet recently invited BC & Alberta Guide Dogs to come check out one of their four new 767 planes! WestJet wanted to assess the new planes to ensure access for service dogs was properly considered and that they had a good plan on where people with service dogs would be most comfortably seated.
Zircon, a four year old BC & Alberta Guide Dog, fit the bill as he is an ‘extra-large’ service dog, weighing in at 105 pounds! Zircon patiently went up and down aisles, in and out of different bathrooms, sat with his handler in their chosen row of seats, and then checked out another row of seats and then another row of seats as the comfort of both the dog and the person travelling with the service dog was gauged. Our thanks to Westjet for taking the time and energy to look at access for service dogs on their new planes! Kudos to you! We were more than happy to help!
If you have a service dog and are planning to fly with WestJet, please see their website for more information.