Soaring thousands of feet in the air at hundreds of miles per hour is not something humans were designed to do naturally.
This, among other reasons, is why some people feel the need to bring an emotional support animal when they fly.
And in the same way the left keeps adding letters to the LGBT+ community, so have travelers added to the list of acceptable “emotional support animals.” Except now, the airlines have finally had enough.
Proud American Traveler previously reported on the lady who caused a two hour plane delay because she refused to take her “baby” off the plane, referring to her pet squirrel of course.
Or what about the pig that was allowed to fly coach as an “emotional support animal” and totally disgusted every passenger nearby when it defecated during the flight!
Stories like this are only the tip of the iceberg. By trying to be politically correct and appease fragile sensibilities, airlines began allowing any animal – big, or small, or scaly – to be classified as an ‘emotional support animal.’
Well, not anymore.
Airlines are now taking a step in a healthy direction to ensure that all the other passengers aren’t negatively affected by that one needy passenger.
According to BuzzFeed News, the Department of Transportation had to crack down on which animals were deemed acceptable to fly in the cabin after passengers “scammed the system” in order to bring their more obscure pets along with them.
And flight attendants have long been fed up with the policies concerning emotional support animals – which was made clear considering the high praises given by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) after the revisions were made.
Thankfully, dogs are now the only “legitimate service animals” allowed to fly, according to BuzzFeed News.
Beginning January 11, 2021, passengers will only be allowed to bring a dog who is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability” into the cabin.
While this new policy will definitely upset the proud owner of the therapy peacock who tried to board a United Airlines flight out of Newark with her colorful friend, it will undoubtedly excite the countless travelers who have been forced to deal with the woes of being squeezed next to an exotic animal.
As if body odor, flat soda, and trying to urinate in a moving tin box wasn’t difficult enough.
But don’t worry, you won’t have to leave your pet python, Pete, at home. You can still bring him – you’ll just have to pay a fee and he’ll just have to stay in the cargo hold.