The use of such animals on flights has ballooned in recent years. "It's hard to discern the difference between people passing off a pet as an emotional support dog versus a legitimate service animal that is there to mitigate a disability".
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Albert Rizzi, the organization's founder, who is legally blind, stressed in an American Airlines employee podcast on Monday that the changes being made by the airline will not affect those who rely on trained service animals.
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Boda cited past "incidents" regarding support animals as the airline's reason for the new restrictions. "Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety issues for our team, our customers and working dogs onboard our aircraft". That could put Burr at odds with mental health advocates who see emotional support animals as a crucial part of treatment for some people with mental disabilities. Owners must also vouch for the animal and that it won't have disruptive behavior such as growling or lunging at fellow travelers. Non-household birds such as chickens, ducks and hawks, animals with tusks or hooves, or any animal that is "unclean/has an odor" will also not be allowed.
The airlines is also forbidding any animal that is unclean and or has an odour. However, miniature horses that have been properly trained as service animals are an exception. The changes will take effect July 1. Those who want to bring a comfort animal on board now have to file paperwork 48 hours before a flight. Travelers must also fill out a form conforming to behavior guidelines for their support animal, including agreeing that if the animal can not be well-behaved on the flight, it will be treated as a pet and all pet fees will apply. Both airlines started requiring those flying with emotional support animals to sign a form that their animal is well behaved, in addition to asking for a letter signed by a doctor or licensed mental health professional that certifies the passenger needs a comfort animal.
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