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American Airlines becomes the second major airline to prohibit emotional support animals on flights

American Airlines becomes the second major airline to prohibit emotional support animals on flights

American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, announced that it will no longer permit emotional support animals on their flights. It comes after the US Department of Transportation enacted a new rule that emotional support animals will no longer be considered service animals on flights. Following the announcement from the DOT, major US airline Alaska Airlines said it would no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights with effective from January 11, 2021. American Airlines said the forthcoming…

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Alaska Airlines will no longer allow emotional support dogs on flights

Alaska Airlines will no longer allow emotional support dogs on flights

This year will see big changes to the way pets travel with their humans. One of the biggest changes was the announcement last month that the US Department of Transportation will no longer consider emotional support animals as service animals on flights. Following these changes, Alaska Airlines announced that it will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective January 11, 2021,¬†Alaska Airlines, the fifth-largest US airline based on passenger traffic,¬†will only transport service dogs, which are specially…

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Emotional support animals no longer service animals on flights, US limits service animal flights to only dogs

Emotional support animals no longer service animals on flights, US limits service animal flights to only dogs

The US government announced this week an overhaul on its rules for traveling by air with service animals. Among these changes include the rule that emotional support animals will no longer be considered service animals on flights. Furthermore, only dogs can be considered as a service animal. 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…

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