May 27, 2018

American Airlines updates support animal policy

15 May 2018, 08:57 | Cesar Cruz

No goats. Or peacocks. But mini horses ok under American Airlines new support animal policy

As more support animals try to fly, American Airlines says leave the goats at home | Miami Herald

Before you pack up and head to the airport, you'd better take a look at this updated list of support pets that can't chill with you in the cabin on American Airlines.

Ferrets, amphibians, spiders, rodents, and snakes and other reptiles also are banned from the cabin "due to safety and/or public health risk", according to the policy.

Shortly after the incident, United changed its support animal policy and officially banned peacocks and numerous same emotional support animals American Airlines has decided not to allow.

They come after a boom in the number of passengers who are transporting service or support animals aboard planes. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. "Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety issues for our team, our customers and working dogs onboard our aircraft".

The company noted that the air carrier saw a 40 per cent increase to 2017 from 2016 of passengers travelling with a service or support animal.

Miniature horses, meanwhile, remain okay, so long as they're properly trained as service animals.

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Another airline is cracking down on emotional support animals. American will now enforce the existing 48-hour advanced notice and pre-clearance policy for emotional support animals, but will have procedures in place for emergency travel booked within 48 hours of departure.

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American Airlines said it met with a number of disability groups including American Association of People with Disabilities and Paralyzed Veterans of America to get their input before changing its animal policy. That could put Burr at odds with mental health advocates who see emotional support animals as a crucial part of treatment for some people with mental disabilities.

The airline said the animal did not fit its guidelines for support animals.

Upon toughening its requirements in March, Delta reported an 84 percent hike in animal incidents since 2016, including the mauling of a passenger by a 50-pound dog on a flight from Atlanta to San Diego a year ago.

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