Air Travel Has Become a Real Zoo

Delta begins a welcome crackdown on 'emotional support animal' scams: Our view Checking in for a flight in 2005. (Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP) Many people who fly would agree that airline travel has gone to the dogs. And in some cases, they mean it literally. In the past few years, too many passengers have stretched the meaning of service animals that do vital jobs for their owners to include all manner of odd or ill-behaved pets. Take the large, mixed breed canine on a San Diego-bound Delta flight last June that attacked the man in the neighboring seat, leading to 28 stitches and scars on his face. OPPOSING VIEW: More animals on airplanes is good Or the big brown pig that acted like one by defecating in the aisle and howling before being booted from a US Airways flight. Continue reading…

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