• Delta changes rules on 'service animals' and 'emotional support animals

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Thu Dec 13 15:49:07 2018
    Delta Air Lines will no longer allow service animals on flights longer than eight hours from 18 December. Furthermore, so-called 'emotional support animals' which are younger than four months are not allowed anymore on any flight.

    Delta says that it has taken this decision with a view to customer safety. According to Delta, this also protects the rights of passengers who can not travel without trained assistance dogs, such as disabled veterans.

    In 2016 and 2017, Delta recorded a significant increase in the number of incidents involving animals that passengers take on board under the guise of 'emotional support'. In addition to pooping and peeing, there were also biting incidents.

    Earlier this year, USA airlines already took measures to regulate auxiliary animals on board. In addition to dogs, passengers increasingly took less obvious animals, such as snakes, reptiles, ferrets, rodents, spiders, hedgehogs and birds on board.

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    * Origin: AVIATION ECHO HQ (2:292/854)