Good news for pet travel on Qantas Airlines! The airline has reversed its decision not to carry American Staffordshire Terriers on international flights. They will now permit their transport in a metal crate (such as a CR 82 crate) or equivalent crate used for more aggressive breeds. However, the transport must be arranged by a pet transporter.
Additionally, Qantas will transport snub nosed pets (Persians, Himalayan, Bulldogs, Pugs, and Pekinese) in crates one size larger than normally required.
These changes were caused by an overwhelming response from pet owners in Australia who own Staffordshire Terriers and want to use Qantas’ services. Online petitions raised over 7,000 signatures. Good for the airline to react to their customers who travel with their pets!