As of January 11, 2021, only trained service animals will be allowed to fly in the cabin, subject to official documentation that the animal meets training and health requirements and not emotional support animals.
As of January 11, 2021 Company Delta Airlines You will no longer be allowed to attach to the cabin Emotional support animals (ESA – Emotional Support Animal). According to her, for the safety of the other passengers. The airline’s decision follows a statement from the US Department of Transportation last month stating that airlines are no longer required to recognize emotional support animals as service animals.
Emotional support animals, in most cases dogs or cats, are allowed to join the cabin in cases where their owners need them for emotional or emotional support subject to medical clearance from a qualified psychiatrist or psychologist. This involves flying the animal alongside the owner even without a flying cage. Their number has been growing in recent years and not always for justifiable reasons. In addition, various types of animals were seen on the planes, such as pigs, peacocks, ponies and more, which created problems for the other passengers.
In contrast, Delta Airlines will allow forService animals Fly alongside their owners subject to official documentation that the animal meets training and health requirements. In addition, the airline will lift the ban on pit bull dogs from being used as service animals provided they meet the requirements of trained service animals.
A service animal is: “An animal that has been individually trained to perform tasks for a person with a disability, such as a guide dog, a hearing dog that has been trained to alert sounds to people with hearing impairments, a dog that has been trained to assist people on the autism spectrum or another animal that has been trained to provide Personal protection or to carry out rescue operations of people with disabilities or to carry out daily assistance operations for them ”(Regulation 1 To the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities (Accessibility to Service) Regulations, 2013).
“We welcome the change that will allow airlines to ensure the safety of passengers and crew, while protecting the rights of customers who need the help of trained service animals,” she said. Alison Osband (Allison Ausband), Flight Services Manager at Delta Airlines.
“Delta Airlines’ updated policy follows a nearly 85% increase in animal incidents since 2016, including urination, defecation and bites,” he said. David Garrison (David Garrison), Director of Safety and Security at Delta Airlines. “At the top of our priorities is the health, safety and comfort of Delta Airlines customers and our people. We strongly believe that changing this policy will improve the flight experience for everyone. ”
The change in policy at Delta Airlines includes:
* Customers holding a flight ticket attached to Live Emotional Support approved before January 11, 2021, may fly as scheduled. Trained service animals are defined as dogs regardless of breed, specially trained to assist a person with a disability.
* Delta Airlines will lift its ban on pit bull dogs that meet the documentation requirements of trained service animals; However, in accordance with Delta Airlines’ current policy, pit bull dogs will not be allowed to fly as emotional support animals for those customers who have ordered and approved before January 11, 2021.
* Clients traveling alongside trained service dogs should submit appropriate documentation (DOT) through the Delta.com website attesting to the dog’s health, training and behavior 48 hours before departure. If a flight is booked less than 48 hours before departure, a customer may present the documentation at the check-in desk or at the departure gate.
* Customers flying with a service dog trained on flights scheduled for eight hours or more must also submit an assistance certificate form stating that the dog will not be released on the plane or can do so without causing health problems. Delta will continue to prevent the entry of any trained service animal that poses a threat or exhibits aggressive or inappropriate behavior in a public setting.
Learn more about Delta’s updated service policy, which takes effect January 11, 2021, Available at Delta.com.
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