Airlines for America (A4A) wants the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to change the rules governing service animals to restrict passengers from bringing emotional service animals (ESA) aboard the cabin. On an Aug. 20 call with reporters ahead of the Labor Day travel period, A4A SVP-legislative and regulatory policy Sharon Pinkerton said the industry trade group has been urging DOT to align its definition of “service animal” with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ...

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