Delta Airlines has announced new draconian new rules concerning service animals. From CNN:
All passengers attempting to board with a service animal will have to show “proof,” 48 hours before flying, that the animal is in good health and has been vaccinated. Passengers with emotional support animals must sign a form that the animal is well behaved and won’t act aggressively. In addition they have to present a letter prepared and signed by a doctor or licensed mental health professional that certifies they need a comfort pet.
I don’t fly Delta, but usually, when one airline rolls out a new rule or fee, the others follow very quickly.
Personally, I don’t really care as long as I can continue to fly with my service pelican Randy. He’s a real godsend, especially on long flights or when there’s turbulence. Having him sit next to me really calms me down.