Feds announce new rules for service animals on planes (ASL – 8.9.19)

Feds announce new rules for service animals on planes (ASL – 8.9.19)


The US Department of Transportation announced new guidelines for service and emotional support animals on planes.

It says airlines cannot ban specific breeds of dogs on flights.

But airlines can make a case-by-case determination of whether an animal is safe to travel.

The rule comes as a result of the controversy over safety as well as passengers abusing the policies for emotional support animals.

Airlines have one month to change any policies that don’t comply with the new policy.

The Transportation Department says it is still developing new long-term rules for passengers with service animals.

The guidelines appear to invalidate a recently announced Delta Air Lines policy barring pit bull type dogs as service or emotional support animals.

Delta said Thursday it’s reviewing the changes.

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