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Delta Tightens Pet Policy

Delta Tightens Pet Policy Delta Tightens Pet Policy

Delta Airlines has announced it is updating its service and support animal policy yet again to further enhance restrictions. The airline will now allow only one emotional support animal per customer per flight and will prohibit all "pit bull type dogs" as service or support animals. The new limitations come as a "direct result of growing safety concerns following recent incidents in which several employees were bitten," the airline said in a press release, Fox News reported. Delta first updated its policy in March, citing customer abuse and a rise in animal-related incidents. The regulations require those wishing to travel with a service or support animal to provide special documentation. Customers must show a current signed veterinary health form or immunization record for the animal 48 hours in advance, as well as a signed letter by a doctor or mental health professional and proof the animal can behave while in the cabin. According to the statement, the airline carries around 700 service and support animals daily and has seen an 84% increase in reported animal incidents since 2016, including urination/defecation and biting.

 

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