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Flying Private Enables Travelers to Bring Emotional Support Animals On Board

Dog ready for travel

New regulations that no longer require airlines to accommodate emotional support animals have resulted in bans across several major airlines.

Pets are like members of the family, and they should be treated that way.

Luxury Aircraft, LLC. has announced that amid new restrictions banning emotional support animals on several commercial airlines, travelers should know that they have other options and that flying private can offer much more flexibility. 

 

Up until recently, travelers on commercial flights were permitted to bring pets and certain animals on board as emotional support animals.

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Emotional support animals and airline restrictions: What to know

The age of free-flying emotional support animals is ending as most major airlines, enabled by new Department of Transportation rules, crack down on which critters can fly and how.

American, Delta, United, JetBlue, Spirit, Alaska and Frontier are among the carriers that have said they will no longer allow emotional support animals. Southwest “will announce any changes to our current policies in the near future,” the airline said this week.

“Southwest applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation for issuing a new final rule that imposes common-sense limits on the transport of animals in the aircraft cabin,” a statement from the

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Eight questions about flying with emotional support animals, answered


The age of free-flying emotional support animals is ending as most major airlines, enabled by new Department of Transportation rules, limits which critters can fly and how.


Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit and United are among the airlines that have said they will no longer allow emotional support animals. Southwest “will announce any changes to our current policies in the near future,” it said this week.


“Southwest applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation for issuing a new final rule that imposes common-sense limits on the transport of animals in the aircraft cabin,” a statement from the

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Airlines Rules for Emotional Support Animals Have Dramatically Changed

For years, passengers have flown a host of pets as emotional support animals, including dogs, cats, pigs, and mini horses. With ambiguity around what an emotional support animal is (they were classified as service animals that were allowed on planes without any fee), airlines accommodated requests from fliers who asked their pet be flown with them to help ease anxiety and offer comfort, with a note from a mental health professional. Many have unsuccessfully tried to take their snakes, spiders, peacocks, and rodents with them.

Unlike service dogs, emotional support animals didn’t need to be trained, so airlines often dealt

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Animals Can Get COVID-19, Too

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Photo: nomads.team (Shutterstock)

At least two gorillas at the San Diego Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, the zoo has announced. They aren’t the first animals to contract the coronavirus in this pandemic, and they probably won’t be the last.

Which animals can get the coronavirus?

Besides the gorillas, we know that some tigers and lions at the Bronx zoo tested positive for COVID in April. Studies conducted by veterinarians have also found COVID in cats and dogs who picked up the coronavirus from their human families. And perhaps most concerning, there have been outbreaks

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