Delta Bans Emotional Support Animals on Long Flights

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at 9:30 AM
A Delta plane taxis at Los Angeles International Airport on July 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo:Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Beginning December 18, Delta Airlines will ban emotional support animals on flights longer than eight hours, citing an 84 percent increase in sanitation and biting incidents from 2016 to 2017. The new rule also bans all service animals under four months of age on flights of any length. We'll talk about laws and guidelines for the use of service animals in public spaces and we want to hear from you: What do you think of Delta's ban?

Guests:

Brett Snyder, author, "The Cranky Flier" blog

Theresa Stern, vice president of outreach, admissions, and alumni services, Guide Dogs for the Blind

Lynette Hart, professor of human-animal interactions, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

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