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Re: Emotional Support Animals

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The US will limit ESAs on US flights to dogs only.

From the NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/02/u...ore-in-us-news


The federal government gave its final approval on Wednesday to a set of rules that clamp down on the types of service animals allowed on U.S. flights, reserving the designation for dogs and freeing airlines from having to accommodate a variety of emotional support animals.

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The new rules require airlines to treat psychiatric service animals the same as other service animals. The owners of those service animals must provide documentation developed by the Transportation Department attesting to the animal’s health, behavior and training.


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Old 03.12.2020, 12:54
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Re: Emotional Support Animals

Finally, some order to the mess.

Only happened to me once of being seated next to a large dog. Asked the attendant for another seat since the dog used leg room for both the owner and mine. Fortunately, there was other seats free. It's not nice to pay for some space you cannot use.

There's also allergies. I've seen other people sneeze on planes because of a cat. There should be possible to declare allergies, so when seats are assigned an allergic person is not seated next to the allergy source.
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Finally, some order to the mess.

Only happened to me once of being seated next to a large dog. Asked the attendant for another seat since the dog used leg room for both the owner and mine. Fortunately, there was other seats free. It's not nice to pay for some space you cannot use.

There's also allergies. I've seen other people sneeze on planes because of a cat. There should be possible to declare allergies, so when seats are assigned an allergic person is not seated next to the allergy source.
I agree. I am allergic to babies.
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Update:

The US will limit ESAs on US flights to dogs only.

From the NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/02/u...ore-in-us-news


The federal government gave its final approval on Wednesday to a set of rules that clamp down on the types of service animals allowed on U.S. flights, reserving the designation for dogs and freeing airlines from having to accommodate a variety of emotional support animals.

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The new rules require airlines to treat psychiatric service animals the same as other service animals. The owners of those service animals must provide documentation developed by the Transportation Department attesting to the animal’s health, behavior and training.


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That's really bad as we just bought a turkey as an emotional support animals. On the good side, we know what to eat for Christmas now.
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Re: Emotional Support Animals

This is sad, watching Youtube videos of people boarding with ponies and turkey was a pasttime of ours. No more reasons to move to the US now!
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Re: Emotional Support Animals

My favorite quote from the article, in response to people abusing the ESA accommodation, is from Curt Decker, the executive director of the National Disability Rights Network:

“There’s no one in the disability community that thinks a turkey is a service animal,”[/I].



Glad they are tightening up the rules, as those taking the proverbial delegitimized ESAs in the public mind, making it so much harder for those who truly need their support animal. Real ESAs do so much good, often they are key to a person being able to live something close to a normal life.
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