Airlines Are Changing Their Pet Policies
Does your pup make the cut?
Making your summer vacation destination feel like a true home away from home requires the people—and pets—that you love most. Though furry friends might prefer the perks of first class to crates and kennels, airlines have been largely accommodating in recent years, making trips for the whole family—Fido included—as comfortable and convenient as possible.
As of this summer, however, some airline companies are making restrictions when it comes to pet travel, citing a spike in in-flight pet incidents and safety concerns as reasons to pull on the reins. Check out each airline’s new restrictions below to see how your travel plans might be affected.
Starting on July 10, the Atlanta-based airline is implementing new limitations regarding emotional support animals, which unlike service animals, are not specifically trained for people with disabilities, but provide comfort nonetheless to people struggling with mental and emotional disorders. Emotional support animals will now be limited to one per passenger. Delta also added a new animal to its “Not Permitted” list: “pit bull type dogs,” including pit bull mixes, which the airline says is for safety reasons for other travelers and airline employees.