Flying horses grounded as US airlines apply new animal rules

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The days of the flying horse are ending as US carriers implement Department of Transportation rules allowing them to ban emotional support animals other than trained dogs from January 11.

The rules were changed after the situation in the US had reached bizarre levels with an increasing number of people boarding aircraft with small horses, peacocks, snakes and other animals they claimed were for emotional support.

Airlines believed many passengers were exploiting a loophole in federal regulations to avoid paying to transport their pets and had already moved to ban some animals after a series of incidents.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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