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Emotional support animals on airlines get their wings clipped

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Your pet peacock may soon not be allowed to fly the friendly skies with you anymore, now that the Transportation Department is tightening rules on "emotional support animals" after a series of high-profile incidents on board airplanes.
On Wednesday, DOT said it will no longer consider animal companions used by travelers on commercial flights for emotional support as "service animals," opening the door for airlines to ban them outright.
Passengers who wish to bring their emotional support animals with them when they travel will likely now have to check them as baggage or leave them at home...
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US rules only dogs count as service animals on planes

US rules only dogs count as service animals on planes

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

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 board for free by saying they...
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The DOT is cracking down on emotional support animals on airplanes and will only allow trained dogs to fly as service animals

The DOT is cracking down on emotional support animals on airplanes and will only allow trained dogs to fly as service animals

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued a final ruling on what counts as an emotional support animal when flying after the system suffered years of abuse by the traveling public.
"This final rule defines a service animal as a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability," the DOT said in its rule.
Flyers in the past have used the emotional support animal loophole...
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