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Delta Airlines - More Stringent Requirements

Announcement made January 19, 2018.
New requirements begin March 1, 2018.

All Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals must have paperwork turned in 48 hours in advance of flight.
Dogs must have current Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations. (No word yet on titers for distemper).
For questions, call 404-209-3434.

To travel with a Trained Service Animal, passengers must:
  1. Download and fill out the required Trained Service Animal PDF
  2. Upload it to My Trips through the Accessibility Service Request Form
  3. Keep completed paperwork with you while traveling

To travel with an Emotional Support or Psychiatric Service Animal, passengers must:
  1. Download and fill out the required Emotional Support or Psychiatric Service Animal PDF
  2. Upload it to My Trips through the Accessibility Service Request Form
  3. Keep completed paperwork with you while traveling

Any animal other than a dog or cat will be evaluated on case-by-case basis. Service and support animals must remain with the passenger at all times. Unaccompanied animals are not permitted in the cabin.

NOTE: If you encounter any issues with your service animal while at the airport or on board, please ask to speak to a Complaint Resolution Official (CRO). These trained Delta representatives are ready to assist passengers with accessibility needs and protect your rights when you travel by air.


Delta will only refuse transportation of the animal if it engages in disruptive behavior such as:
  • Growling
  • Jumping on passengers
  • Relieving themselves in the gate area or cabin
  • Barking excessively, not in response to a handler’s need or distress
  • Eating off seatback tray tables

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...e-animals.html

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Required Trained Service Animal PDF

This form must be submitted at least 48 hours before your flight, meeting the following
guidelines:
  • This form is valid for one year from the date the licensed veterinary professional has signed this form
  • Other documentation may be required for travel entering or exiting certain domestic or international locations
  • Service animals must be leashed or otherwise restrained by carrier or tether and remain under the control of their owner for the duration of the flight
  • Animals must not obstruct an aisle or other area that must remain unobstructed to facilitate an emergency evacuation
  • Animals must remain in the customer's personal seat/foot space at all times during flight
  • If an animal carrier will be used, it must meet the approved guidelines and fit under the aircraft seat

Instructions
1. Complete and sign the following PDF form
2. Go to delta.com/mytrips to complete the service request form
3. Attach the completed form as part of your service request to bring a Trained
Service Animal
4. Visit the airport check-in counter, where your request will be verified at the
airport by a Delta Representative
5. Keep the completed paperwork with you while traveling at all times

Request is not confirmed until your animals can be visually verified at airport check-in counter.

Required Documents
Form 1 of 1: Veterinary Health Form
Complete and submit the following form or provide official vaccination record

https://www.delta.com/content/dam/de...uiredForms.pdf

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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE ANIMALS

These forms must be submitted at least 48 hours before your flight, meeting the
following guidelines:

• This form is valid for one year from the date the licensed medical or mental health
professional treating the Delta customer has signed this form
• Other documentation may be required for travel entering or exiting certain domestic or
international locations
• Service animals must be leashed or otherwise restrained by carrier or tether and remain
under the control of their owner for the duration of the flight
• Animals must not obstruct an aisle or other area that must remain unobstructed to
facilitate an emergency evacuation
• Animals must remain in the customer's personal seat/foot space at all times during flight
• If an animal carrier will be used, it must meet the approved guidelines and fit under the
aircraft seat

Instructions
1. Complete and sign the following PDF forms
2. Go to delta.com/mytrips to complete the service request form
3. Attach the completed forms as part of your service request to bring a Service or
Emotional Support Animal
4. Visit the airport check-in counter, where your request will be verified at the
airport by a Delta Representative
5. Keep the completed paperwork with you while traveling at all times

Required Documents
Form 1 of 3: Veterinary Health Form
Complete and submit the following form or provide official vaccination record
Form 2 of 3: Medical/Mental Health Professional Form
Please complete and submit the following form
Form 3 of 3: Confirmation of Animal Training
Please complete and submit the following form

https://www.delta.com/content/dam/de...uiredForms.pdf

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I suppose it is because people were being bitten by fake emotional support dogs. This will make it more difficult to fake.

" Any animal other than a dog or cat will be evaluated on case-by-case basis. "

Oh good. Theres a chance I can bring my therapy Komodo Dragon.



• Animals must not obstruct an aisle or other area that must remain unobstructed to
facilitate an emergency evacuation. Of what? The plane? Or something more personal?

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You will see that flying with an Emotional Support Animal or Psychiatric Service Animal requires two extra forms.

The Medical/Mental Health Professional Form takes the place of the previous required letter. It must be signed by a licensed medical/mental health professional treating the customerís mental or emotional disability. The licensed medical/mental health professional also certifies that the customer has a mental health related disability listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and is under their care.

Confirmation of Animal Training Form is signed by the owner stating that the animal has been trained to behave properly in a public setting and that the owner is aware that if the animal acts inappropriately that it will not be allowed to fly in cabin.

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I suppose it is because people were being bitten by fake emotional support dogs. This will make it more difficult to fake.
This will also make it more difficult to fly with even a well mannered and well trained Service Dog. All paperwork must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance.

Those individuals who wish to make an emergency or unplanned flight must either delay their flights or fly without their Service Dogs.

A couple of examples in which this adds burdens would be for those who may have a family member near death or who must attend a business meeting that is demanded by their job.
lhczth and Kibs like this.

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... "Any animal other than a dog or cat will be evaluated on case-by-case basis. "

Oh good. Theres a chance I can bring my therapy Komodo Dragon. ...

Not all info was printed in my posts / links to addition info given:

Animals Not Permitted
We do not permit the following as trained service or support animals, as these animals pose safety and/or public health concerns. If you have additional questions, please contact the accessibility assistance line at 404-209-3434.

Hedgehogs
Ferrets
Insects
Rodents
Snakes
Spiders
Sugar gliders
Reptiles
Amphibians
Goats
Non-household birds (farm poultry, waterfowl, game bird, & birds of prey)
Animals improperly cleaned and/or with a foul odor
Animals with tusks, horns or hooves

The above shows a Komodo Dragon would not be allowed.


Another question was concerning emergency evacuations and blocking certain areas in plane -- the concerns always are first for the human passengers.

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It's frustrating that people have been exploiting this to such an extend that new rules have to be enforced... How could you bring a dog onto an AIRPLANE that even had the slightest chance to bite someone? So incredibly irresponsible.
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" * Animals must remain in the customer's personal seat/foot space at all times during flight"

This would make it difficult for GSDs and their people. I wonder if you can buy your dog a seat next to you?
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Not all info was printed above / links to info given:

Animals Not Permitted
We do not permit the following as trained service or support animals, as these animals pose safety and/or public health concerns. If you have additional questions, please contact the accessibility assistance line at 404-209-3434.

Hedgehogs
Ferrets
Insects
Rodents
Snakes
Spiders
Sugar gliders
Reptiles
Amphibians
Goats
Non-household birds (farm poultry, waterfowl, game bird, & birds of prey)
Animals improperly cleaned and/or with a foul odor
Animals with tusks, horns or hooves

The above shows a Komodo Dragon would not be allowed.
Ah Rats!
Oh.... No rats either

What! No Therapy insects either? Oh no!
No birds of prey? No giant hook beaked eagles clinging to the back of the seat?
No animals with tusks, horns or hooves? Oh No! I cant bring my Therapy pony!

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