This U.S. Airline Is Making It Harder To Travel With An Emotional Support Animal

If you use an emotional support animal during flights, you might want to think twice about booking a long-haul flight with Delta.

The carrier has just announced that it will be imposing limitations on the ability of passengers to fly with emotional support animals in the cabin. Specifically, guests will no longer be able to take any kind of emotional support animal on any flight longer than eight hours.

Additionally, no emotional support animal under four months of age will be allowed to fly on any flight, regardless of length.

This is just the latest example of airlines tightening restrictions around these types of animals. Southwest, America, Spirit, and JetBlue have all begun to impose additional restrictions on the use of emotional support animals.

Delta cites an 84 percent increase in reported incidents involving emotional support animals between 2016 and 2017, likely due in part to more passengers using such animals.

The new rules take effect on Dec. 18, 2018.