Neither will support dogs that growl at, jump on or try to bite other fliers.
Beginning July 1, the airline announced that amphibians, ferrets, goats, hedgehogs, insects, reptiles, rodents, snakes, spiders and sugar gliders will not be allowed in the cabin due to "safety and/or public health risk". From 2016 to 2017, American alone saw a 40 percent spike in passengers traveling with service or support animals.
American will now enforce the existing 48-hour advanced notice and pre-clearance policy for emotional support animals - including dogs and cats - where passengers must submit documents 48 hours ahead of flight time showing that permitted animals are healthy, trained and there at the recommendation of a mental health professional.
"We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal", American said in a statement.
American Airlines is making it very clear: Insects, goats and hedgehogs can not be brought on planes as emotional support animals.
But the animals, like service animals for the blind and others who are physically disabled, fly in the cabin for free, instead of being stowed and costing a fee of about $125 on most airlines, which may explain their massive popularity.
The airline worked with several disabilities groups, including the American Association of People with Disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America, American Council for the Blind and My Blind Spot, to develop the new rules.
Oh, but mini horses are okay, as long they are properly trained as a service animal.
The airlines is also forbidding any animal that is unclean and or has an odour. He also discusses how we support our customers who have disabilities and what we've done to ensure we make decisions that maximize both inclusiveness and safety.
When we've come to a place where airlines have to deny emotional support peacocks entry to a flight, it's possible we've come entirely too far.
The country's largest airline, which has a major hub in Miami, released its new policy Monday detailing stricter rules for flying with a furry emotional support companion.
Last June, a man said he required 28 stitches to his face after being mauled by an emotional support dog on a Delta Air Lines flight in Atlanta.