Passengers abuse rules to bring animals on planes

Passengers abuse rules to bring animals on planes

If you think you are seeing more four-legged flyers, that’s because it’s easier than ever for them to ride in the cabin. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg reports on how some passengers are taking advantage of a law meant to protect the disabled. He put the law to the test by seeing if a pig could fly as emotional support pets.


  1. Crazy Cooconuts on December 7, 2019 at 9:49 am

    It would be cool to have a pet airline that is like a daycare for your pets and brings them to meet you at your destination. Like there could be a special entrance or terminal where you drop off your pets then you go inside to the regular building.

  2. Crazy Cooconuts on December 7, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Esas aren’t for disabilities. Even if it’s a “psychological disability”, for those there are psas (Psychiatric severice animals). Esa are simply for comfort, there’s a big difference between needing a dog to Mitigate a disability, and being calmed and help by an animal.

  3. Invictus Gardener on December 7, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Once I heard about the lady bringing the peacock on board I knew it was getting out of hand

  4. jen colby on December 7, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Certifications are FAKE

  5. Pat d on December 7, 2019 at 9:54 am

    I barely want to sit next to a human let alone, a pet. Passengers should be notified a pet will be sitting next to them. Most likely, I’ll tell the airline to book me on another flight.

  6. granny sweet on December 7, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Why arent JUDGES slapping these jerks with life threatening a handicap person? Stolen valor?? Plus breaking laws to enter xyz?

  7. Miguel Gonzalez on December 7, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Dog I understand a pig is a whole different story

  8. Dr K. on December 7, 2019 at 9:57 am

    i train service animals, I’m also training emotional support animals for service members with PTSD, both animals have an important jobs, and both are needed by their humans. When I’m training, expect to see dogs from 8 months old up to 2 1/2 yrs old, and they are in training, so you’ll see them distracted and forget, I’m teaching them, so they make mistakes, learning is thru repetitive learning, we will do it again and again, the gentleman said that non service dogs or ppl pretending to have service dogs, and yes I’ve seen that, often at Walmart and shopping centers but not all are, Just keep in mind, a lot of training is required for these pets, emotional support animal or service dogs, they all have a job to do, they both are important, and expect to see misbehaving and mistakes while learning

  9. ABE M on December 7, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Wait until someone brings a giant snake

  10. Rom Barker on December 7, 2019 at 9:59 am

    If humans feel superior enough to treat another life as property, at least they should treat their pets with maximum respect and consideration. I am not against allowing pets into planes as long as they are not a threat to people and do not endanger the flight.

  11. Aiden Avery on December 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I hate these sites!!! I have an ESA, but I went through my doctor and my therapist to get him certafied. These people make it so much harder for people with actual disabilities

  12. pemonline on December 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    If you can scam the system, good luck , cause they’re scamming you

  13. Eddie Villegas on December 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    well i guess i now have a fear of flying.

  14. Dora The Explorer on December 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Umm can we say that ESAS don’t need any training only basic commands

  15. Flippy220 on December 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    The pig had a service dog vest on. That’s 100% so illegal

  16. Dentalimplant Patientneedsyourhelp on December 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    My Rabbit fly with us in the Cabin with in Europe ( except in U.K.) I would happily pay double just to fly with my pet . CARGO HOLD IS NOT 100% safe for my Rabbit pet just my humble opinion

  17. Billy on December 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I dont mind animals on the plane but i can see how it would be a problem for people who are severely allergic, or people who are scared of animals. I didnt even know it was a thing until i met my gf who gets anxiety attacks around dogs.

  18. Chakat Nightsparkle on December 7, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I have a Emotional Support dog. I see this stuff so much. Its bad. I have No problem showing a ID card saying that My Dog is Trained Emotional Support Animal. I made my ID and asked My Doctor if he would be willing to Sign the back of it with his phone number to clinic. So if anyone questioned it, they could actually Call the Doctor up. I think thats What we need, My Doctor even agreed saying we do need something like ID for Support Animals that has some basic info on it. Like Animals Name, Training (IE Emotional Support, PTSD, so on) and on the back, some Doctor Information.
    Now, Dont think this ID would be just shown around to just anyone that asked. But more for like Airliners. Make sure the Support Animal is actually Legit.

  19. Water Sheep on December 7, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Time to bring my Tarantula to London

  20. 1957khartung on December 7, 2019 at 10:08 am

    No such thing as an Emotional support animal. Just B.S. so you can take your pet any where you want to go!

  21. Area 51 on December 7, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I’d rather fly with dogs than human babies.

  22. bryanbl44 on December 7, 2019 at 10:09 am

    This does not make travel fun.

  23. Jon M on December 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

    These people don’t want to pay for a kennel and of course they don’t want to pay the normal fee for flying their pet. That’s it!

  24. Louis Caruso on December 7, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I am allergic to a dogs dander…so I should be in a cabin with a dog for several hours…no way… this is why I carry cyanide laced dog treats in my pocket when I fly….or put them in with the luggage and cargo.

  25. Whut Now! on December 7, 2019 at 10:13 am

    How you shave with a straight razor blind? How you know you didn’t miss a spot? Can I bring my pet WOLVERINE?

  26. Jsbdbdhdhshdh Bsbsjsvxbbs on December 7, 2019 at 10:14 am

    1:07 “eMoTiOnAL *SqUiRt* aNiMaL”

  27. Pat d on December 7, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Passenger mauled by emotional support dog on Altanta-to-San Diego flight:

  28. Rocky Goldendoodle on December 7, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Friend: *bets something*
    Me: haha, yeah, when pigs fly!

  29. Common Sense, Politics! on December 7, 2019 at 10:19 am

    What a STUPID idea! I would stop flying commercial if I had to deal with someone else loud, and probably stinky DOG!

  30. Debbie Cakes on December 7, 2019 at 10:20 am

    As long as I ain’t sitting next to it and it’s not making any loud noise and I can’t smell it’s poop then I don’t mind

  31. Shasta Graff on December 7, 2019 at 10:22 am

    What about my 18′ python. Snookums gets sad when she has to ride in cargo.

  32. George Petlowany on December 7, 2019 at 10:24 am

    When I saw the ‘When Pigs Fly’ tag on the CBS graphic, I thought for sure they were going to recount the most infamous swine story of them all:

    In 2000, a woman purchased a ticket on USAirways from Philadelphia to Seattle, accompanied by a pot-bellied pig support animal. When she showed up at the ticket counter, the animal was actually over 200 pounds in weight, and initially the airline refused to board her. After a heated confrontation between the woman and airline agents, a customer service manager made the decision to grant her and the pig travel – and the rest is history.

    I know, not very believable, so here you go:

  33. skylineXpert on December 7, 2019 at 10:25 am

    My stuffed ESA scooby doo sleeps in my cabin bag and KLM didnt complain when i brought him onboard business.

    Went to ireland last year and found spuddies (couch potatoes) at blarney castle.

  34. Erick Herrera on December 7, 2019 at 10:26 am

    That’s nasty

  35. Whut Now! on December 7, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I’m bringing my pet WOMBAT

  36. TheCrazyVulpixGuy on December 7, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Esa are so easy to get tho and it’s no where near as bad as faking a service animal

    To get an esa ask ur therapist
    (Esa do not have public access)

    To get a service animal as ur doctor (u have to be disabled)

  37. cubbies2018 on December 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

    The Seeing Eye is based out of Morristown, NJ. They do incredible work for the visually impaired.

  38. Uber Man Tampa on December 7, 2019 at 10:31 am

    ESA are not protected

  39. Yaga on December 7, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I really love the pets, but what if I have an allergy?

  40. Candace Shirley on December 7, 2019 at 10:32 am

    People need emotional support animals
    I’d need one on any long haul flight
    Guide and service animals are the best in the world

  41. Krystopher Lee on December 7, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Funny how people are complaining about more and more emotional support animals yet suicide and depression are at an all time high.

  42. Lynn Moon on December 7, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Truth, self-centered entitle evil people. They live to ruin others days.

  43. The Cat Ate My Shoe on December 7, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Aren’t ALL PETS "emotional support" animals?

  44. Xander Stone on December 7, 2019 at 10:37 am

    where I live (sweden) a dog handler, meaning the ¨disabled¨ person has to carry their service dog id card with them where ever they take the dog. I think that would stop this whole fake thing, like for gods sake Karen, no.. your barking Chihuahua running all over terminal nine, is NOT a service dog..

  45. Flippy220 on December 7, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Honestly people just need to be educated on the law

  46. Jill on December 7, 2019 at 10:42 am

    What about people who are allergic? I can’t be in the same plane as a dog for over 4 hours or I’ll litterally stop breathing…happy this doesn’t happen in my country

  47. richgs76 on December 7, 2019 at 10:42 am

    A seeing eye dog on an air liner is understandable just from a common sense point of view. As for the other so called emotional support pets,give me a break. What has happened to our society. I have never seen so many mentally weak people before. Is it the everybody’s a victim syndrome that has been brainwashed into so many people’s minds. People need to realize that the world does not revolve around them. Most people need to toughen up mentally and grow a thicker skin.

  48. Jay Bird on December 7, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Idiots….keep it up and we all get busted and lose rights.

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