United airlines joined delta airlines new policy this month and will no longer accept emotional support animal kittens or puppies on board. The company states that it will also not allow emotional support animals on flights longer than 8 hours as it tries to crack down on soiled cabins and biting incidents that have harmed passengers and crew.
Airlines have been tightening up their guidelines for emotional support animals and we have seen new guidelines from the following over the past few months; Alaska, American, Allegiant, Delta, Jetblue, Frontier, Spirit, and United Airlines. You can find all the new United guidelines on our site at the link below;
The Chicago-based airline joins rival Delta Air Lines in tightening its rules. Delta took the lead in banning young puppies and kittens last month.
Support and service animals fly free of charge and without a carrier under the 1986 Air Carrier Access Act.