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Feds Say Airlines Can Ban
Emotional Support Animals
Dec 2, 2020 12:42 PM CST
Feds Say Airlines Can Ban Emotional Support Animals
Agency tightens definition of service animals
- The government has decided that when it comes to air travel, only dogs can be service animals, and companions used for emotional support don't count. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday that aims to settle years of tension between airlines and passengers who bring their pets on...
Have to Attest
Their Pets Are
Jan 23, 2020 6:00 PM CST
Fliers May Have to Attest Their Pets Are Service Animals
Proposal would limit passengers to humans and dogs
- Passengers have taken advantage by bringing miniature horses, monkeys, turkeys, pigs, peacocks, rabbits and, of course, cats aboard their flights, saying they're service animals needed for emotional support, airline employees say. A federal proposal would simplify the rules on service animals by allowing only dogs onto flights, NBC reports....
Union Calls for Change
After Support Dog
Bites Flight Attendant
Jul 24, 2019 12:46 AM CDT
Union Calls for Change After Support Dog Bites Flight Attendant
American Airlines attendant needed 5 stitches
- An American Airlines flight attendant needed five stitches after an emotional support dog bit him on the hand, the airline says. American did not disclose what kind of dog was involved in the incident Monday on a flight from Dallas to North Carolina,
reports. The flight attendant's...
He Had a Window
Seat. The Dog Lunged
From the Middle: Suit
May 30, 2019 8:08 AM CDT
He Had a Window Seat. The Dog Lunged From the Middle: Suit
Suit says he bled so much after attack on Delta flight 'entire row of seats had to be removed'
- A Delta flight Marlin Jackson took in June 2017 from Atlanta to San Diego ended up being a horrific one, he claims—and now he's suing the airline and another passenger for negligence after an animal attack he says caused him "severe physical pain and suffering," as...
Bite From 'Emotional Support'
Pit Bull Brings $1.1M Suit
Feb 28, 2019 9:40 AM CST
Bite From 'Emotional Support' Pit Bull Brings $1.1M Suit
Girl left with permanent scarring after 2017 encounter at airport
- A mom wants $1.1 million from Alaska Airlines and the owner of a pit bull that bit her 5-year-old's face at Portland International Airport in 2017. It was part of a spike in incidents involving emotional support animals, as reported by various airlines. Alaska Airlines was among those...
Delta: Don't Bring
Animals on Long Flights
Dec 11, 2018 2:33 AM CST
Delta: Don't Bring Emotional Support Animals on Long Flights
Service puppies are also banned
- If you're planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta Air Lines says you can't bring an emotional-support animal with you. The rules for pups are getting tighter, too. Neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they are under 4...
Fliers Cheer as Woman,
Squirrel Are Kicked Off Plane
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Oct 14, 2018 10:14 AM CDT
Fliers Cheer as Woman, Squirrel Are Kicked Off Plane
The rodents aren't permitted on Frontier flights as emotional support animals
- If you're wondering how on earth a squirrel managed to get onto a plane at the Orlando airport, here's the answer: A woman walked right on board with it Tuesday.
reports the passenger had told Frontier Airlines in advance that she would be bringing an "...
Emotional Support Dog
Bites Child on Flight
Feb 22, 2018 4:08 PM CST
Emotional Support Dog Bites Child on Flight
Southwest says it will review policies for support, service animals
- An emotional support dog bit a young girl's head before a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday, leading to the removal of a passenger from the plane and a 20-minute delay, CBS News reports. Southwest spokesperson Melissa Ford tells Bloomberg the girl, who is around 6 years old, approached the dog...
PETA Has Issue With Woman
Who Flushed Her Hamster
Feb 9, 2018 5:03 AM CST
PETA Has Issue With Woman Who Flushed Her Hamster
'This must have been a horrific, terrifying death'
- Airlines that accept emotional support animals on flights usually have explicit instructions on which ones are OK and which aren't, but a miscommunication about Spirit Airlines' policy led to hubbub over a hamster. Belen Aldecosea, a 21-year-old college student who was heading home to Florida for surgery on her...
Flier Said She Had No Option
but to Flush Her Pet Hamster
Feb 8, 2018 11:30 AM CST
Flier Said She Had No Option but to Flush Her Pet Hamster
Belen Aldecosea claims a Spirit Airlines rep recommended she do so
- "I didn’t have any other options," says Belen Aldecosea, so she opted for a pretty awful one: She flushed her dwarf hamster down the toilet. The 21-year-old Florida woman says she was compelled to do so because of Spirit Airlines, which she says verified twice on the...
Airline Rejects Woman's
Emotional Support Peacock
Jan 31, 2018 1:54 AM CST
Airline Rejects Woman's Emotional Support Peacock
'This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons'
- If you need emotional support from a peacock, don't count on flying United. The airline turned away a woman who tried to bring a peacock on a recent flight from Newark Liberty International as her emotional support animal, reports Business Insider . The woman initially argued that she was entitled...
Nov 29, 2014 9:02 AM CST
Airline Boots Anxious Pig From Plane
'Emotional support animal' was anything but
- Time for the when-pigs-fly jokes. A pig was ordered off a US Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut this week after crewmembers determined that the animal had become disruptive, says an airline spokeswoman. The pig had been brought aboard the flight by a passenger as an "emotional...
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