What to Do When Your Holiday is Cancelled

You’re dreaming of lying on a beach, drink in hand with a good book. The sun is shining down on you, but there is a nice breeze coming in, and you can dip in and out of the sea as you please. Your dog is lazing by your side, enjoying the sunshine. Perhaps he is also enjoy a dip in the sea.

Looking forward to your newly booked holiday is all part of the holiday magic.

If you’re travelling with your dog, you will also have to be extra careful in making preparations. Things have to be thought through to ensure your best friend will also be welcome, and that you’re aware of the pet rules. Is your pet allowed at the resort, what is the best flight option?

Dog on beach in Corfu

What You Can Do If Something Goes Wrong

This can make it all the worse if something goes wrong, after that careful planning. A flight or hotel cancellation can be even more devastating if you have to make new arrangements not just for you, but also for your dog, especially if it occurs at the last minute.

To find out how to deal with a range of scenarios, visit this site for further information, or refer to the graphic below. If you’re based outside of the UK, there will be similar regulations and protection depending on your country.

Holiday cancellation infographic

If You’re Using a Pet Transport Company

Keep in mind that if you use a transport company to assist with flights for your furry friend, they should also be prepared to deal with any of these scenarios. So, don’t worry, your pet shouldn’t arrive at your holiday destination or back home without you.

Perhaps ask in advance what will happen in one of these scenarios.

Stay Calm for Now…

Holidays are an important opportunity to unwind, reflect and find adventure. So as stressful as the situation may be, try and stay calm. Try not to let any setbacks ruin your well-deserved trip. 

This is especially true if you’re travelling with your four-legged friend. Dogs feed off our energy, and while they may not be aware that a flight was canceled, they will still know if you are feeling stressed. So try and keep calm, get any compensation you’re entitled to, and enjoy your holiday!

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