At the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021, airlines began changing their rules with respect to emotional support animals. United, American, Delta, Jet Blue and Southwest Airlines (as well as many local and regional air carriers) have decided that emotional support animals are not permitted on flights. Trained service dogs, however, are still permitted on flights.
Despite these recent changes, the rules that apply to airlines are not the same as the ones that apply to housing. I have written a number of posts about emotional support animals and where they can go:
- Are We Sure Some Dogs Are Still Allowed?
- Are These Dogs Allowed: Yet Another Case on Emotional Support Animals
- Could a Condominium Face Legal Trouble Because of Residents’ Blog Against Emotional Support Animals
These blog posts cover situations when someone requests an emotional support animal in relation to housing. These cases often come up when a condominium or apartment building does not permit pets and someone requests a reasonable accommodation to allow a support animal.
In today’s post, I want to make sure that associations and landlords do not get confused and try to follow the recent examples of the airlines.
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