Airlines Tightening Rules For Service Animals After DOT Updated Its Rule.

January 8, 2021

Disability Scoop (1/8, Arnold) reports that airlines are adopting stricter requirements for service animals “after the U.S. Department of Transportation tightened rules for service animals in December, ending years of complaints from passengers and crew members about travelers flaunting service animal rules to fly with pets for free.” Under the new rule, service animals are limited to “a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability” and it excludes “emotional support animal[s].” So far American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have announced new rules conforming with the DOT rules.

Last modified on 01/08/2021

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