New rules could bump emotional-support animals from planes

Southwest Life

New rules could bump emotional-support animals from planes

Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry-on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar’s owners paid.

New rules could bump emotional-support animals from planes

Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry-on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar’s owners paid.
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