Unfortunately due to the publicity that was created in regards to the boxer left too long on the tarmac and it’s sad passing. Qantas have stopped all snub nosed breeds from flying with immediate effect.
‘We were advised over the weekend that this would be a temporary measure whilst they work with the RSPCA on stricter guidelines, some which are rumoured to be banning all snub nosed breeds, a list is below. Banning severe brachy dogs but requiring a vet fit to fly immediately before flight for all other snub nosed breeds.
What really annoys me about this situation is that they have flown snub nosed breeds for all these years without problems. Then this case which, I would guess, is going to be due to being left out on the tarmac in the full heat and every other breed gets banned from flying.
If you have a flight booked to travel to Australia for your pet (dog or cat) and it comes under a snub nosed then please contact your agent for updates. I am sure they will be aware and like everyone here, will be waiting for the next media release.
Their latest release 4 hours ago stated
Reinforcing existing procedures designed to minimise the time animals are required to spend on the tarmac prior to being loaded.
"These changes will not apply to non snub-nosed breeds..."
So it seems they are happy to let all the others suffer on the tarmac.