Airlines To Ban ‘Support’ Animals

New rules would ban any service animals except professionally trained dogs on flights in the U.S. and stop requiring airlines to allow animals required uniquely for emotional support. The Department of Transportation said that while it “recognizes the integral role” that service animals play for people with disabilities, it wants to cut down on passengers who “falsely claim their pets are service animals.” The proposed rules, as several airlines have already tightened their rules on so-called service pets, are open to public comment for 60 days before taking effect.


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