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American Airlines Tightens Leash on Emotional Support Animals

Travelers flying with American Airlines will need to leave their emotional support tarantulas at home under a revised policy announced Monday that’s meant to rein in the surging number of support animals being brought onboard planes.

The changes won’t affect the Fort Worth-based carrier’s existing policy around trained service animals that assist people with disabilities.

Instead, they’ll target a broader group of animals that provide emotional or psychiatric support for travelers.

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