Posted by: athomas
As you have read here over the years, I have been very much against the proliferation of "emotional support animals:- whatever that means- within the confines of the air transport network.

Many individuals took full advantage of this soft-spot in the law and caused lot's of unnecessary upheaval and stress.

Just last week I saw a woman feeding her dog off a table in the food court at Orlando International...

Legitimate service animals are a whole other classification and should be viewed differently- as the Department of Transportation is doing in its new rules.

Kudos to the DOT for their wise and thoughtful move here.

No matter how much some people might want it, animals are not people - and never will be.
Posted by: athomas
In the first big incident of 2020, a Newark-bound passenger rushed the cockpit and eventually injured six people, including some of the police officers who were trying to arrest him once the plane landed.

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Posted by: athomas
A solid piece by CNN on the rise air rage cases; the reasons why; and, what is being done to address the problem.

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Posted by: athomas
I really like this one. It has all the elements. She is an awesome role model for her kids.

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According to research conducted by IATA, an air rage incident occurs every 1,053 flights.

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A comprehensive study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that air rage incidents are becoming increasingly frequent, with alcohol and travel frustrations identified as the biggest fuels.

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Posted by: athomas
When are the airlines going to stop this insanity? What a freakin' joke...

Click here to see what are almost impossible-to-believe pics of this loser and her "service animal"

Posted by: athomas
Another case; another reason to ban ALL non-service pets.

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An Australian model who went berserk on a U.S.- bound flight- who could have been sentenced to a long-term prison stint- got a huge break from an American judge.

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