Okay… so now we’ve had someone try to bring an emotional support squirrel on a flight certainly not as bad as the person with the peacock or the turkey but still pushing the envelope. She was denied and taken off the flight because the airline’s policy limits emotional support animals to dogs and cats. What I want to know is when will Air start being more specific about what they consider an emotional support animal?
Currently their rules are open ended:
Emotional Support Animal: Airbnb defines assistance animals to include Emotional Support Animals. These are animals that are used as part of medical treatment and/or therapy to assist with an individual’s daily functional tasks, but are not limited to a specific type of animal and are not required to be trained to assist an individual in a particular task. These animals are sometimes referred to as comfort animals or therapy animals.
I dread the day someone tries to bring an emotional support Honey Badger to my guest house.