Advisory Committee taking closer look at emotional support animals and air travel

- Service and guide animals are universally accepted in America, but emotional support animals are now commonplace in our skies and as controversial as baggage fees.

Social media has revealed more and more animals aboard planes that suggest things are getting a little out of control. Birds, pigs, monkeys, tortoises, turkeys, miniature horses, and even kangaroos have all been racking up frequent flyer miles. And in case you were wondering, ducks prefer the window seat.

An Advisory Committee is taking a closer look at determining what should be permitted for air travel, while also keeping in accordance with the Air Carrier Access Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act.

According to a veteran flight attendant, there are limits to the number of animals that can be boarded on a flight, but there are currently no restrictions on the number of service animals allowed. Meaning that cuddly puppy sitting next to you could technically be 400 puppies on a 747.

And to think you used to be worried about getting the aisle seat.

 

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