- Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight https://apnews.com/f29933c0a6f242d8828fa7cd51498a4a
Unlike service animals such as guide dogs, support animals need no training. However, passengers can be asked to show a medical professional’s note explaining why they need the animal to travel. Southwest started reviewing its policy even before Wednesday’s event, Ford said. Starting next week, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will require more paperwork and assurances from owners of support animals. Both Delta and United said they have seen a sharp rise in the number of support animals in the last year or so. Last June, a 70-pound (32-kilogram) dog flying on Delta as a support animal bit a passenger in the face severely enough that the man required hospital care.
- Dexter: https://www.instagram.com/dexterthepeacock/
- A duck with a window seat? How ‘emotional support’ critters are getting on your flight http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article201164864.html
- An emotional support peacock? Comfort animal or not, some airlines saying no as rules are tightened https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2018/01/31/airlines-tighten-rules-comfort-animals-rather-than-wait-dot/1083895001/
- Following peacock fiasco, United Airlines tightens policy for comfort animals https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2018/02/01/united-joins-delta-updating-policies-deal-flood-comfort-animals/1086683001/