Do you travel with emotional support animals? Then this new limit from United Airlines according to NBC 12 Phoenix, could impact your travel plans in the future.
Instead of not allowing emotional support animals, United Airlines is now limiting you to an 8-hour time limit to travel with them.
And according to their updated policy posted on their website, it all starts TODAY!
"Starting January 7, we will implement the following policy changes:
- We are limiting emotional support animals to flights under 8 hours. We have seen increases in onboard incidents on longer flights involving these animals, many of which are unaccustomed to spending an extended amount of time in the cabin of an aircraft.
- We will no longer accept kittens or puppies under four months of age as emotional support animals, in-cabin pets or service animals on any flight, regardless of length. Animals under the age of four months typically have not received the necessary vaccinations that help ensure the safety of our employees and customers.
- We are limiting acceptance of emotional support animals to dogs and cats. Additionally, we are limiting acceptance of service animals to dogs, cats and miniature horses."
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments you can get a hold of United Airlines directly.