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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/delta-support-service-animals-wreaking-havoc-sky-163853521.html

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  Service animals are meant to comfort their owners. But it appears they’re causing chaos on commercial flights.

In light of increased incidents on its aircrafts, Delta Air Lines announced new procedures and updated requirements for customers traveling with service and support animals. The company believes that some travelers have been trying (and succeeding in) to board flights pets under the guise of support animals.

Delta’s aircrafts carry 700 service animals daily or 250,000 every year, according to the company.

Citing “comfort turkeys, gliding possums known as sugar gliders, snakes, spiders and more,” Delta says consumers have been abusing the privilege and definition of a service animal on their travels.

This has led to an 84% increase in reported animal incidents since 2016, ranging from urination to a full-fledged attack by a large dog. Last year, specifically, employees noted more “barking, growling, lunging and biting” from service animals.

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Re: Delta: Support and service animals are wreaking havoc in the sky
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 11:52:51 PM »

I'm just gonna let this story speak for itself.   ;D

It certainly did!!! 
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