Airlines warn travelers: Emotional support animals will no longer be permitted

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. air carriers are warning passengers they may soon have to leave their emotional support rabbits, hamsters, cats and turkeys at home.

New federal rules set to go into effect next week significantly narrow the definition of service animals. As a result, emotional support animals are no longer considered service animals, and airlines — which previously had to make accommodations for them — will no longer be required to do so.

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