12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES is to allow blind and partially sighted passengers to take guide dogs on board their flights. New rules from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) will allow the airline to test 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 DEFRA”s pet passport scheme. Thomas Cook will need a month”s notice of a guide dog travelling and will be able to accept only one per flight.