The US Department of Transportation (DOT) on Aug. 8 issued a final policy statement regarding the transport of emotional support animals (ESA) aboard commercial aircraft cabins. While the guidance itself is not legally binding, it will form the basis of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that DOT plans to publish later in 2019. The Department issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in May 2018 and received approximately 4,500 comments from the public in response. The ...

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