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(ABL13 Houston)   Southwest Airlines loves its passengers but it doesn't love their emotional support animals   (abc13.com) divider line
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416 clicks; posted to Business » on 27 Jan 2021 at 1:29 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-26 9:25:49 PM  
"THE F*CK YOU SAY TO ME B*TCH?"
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2021-01-26 9:32:19 PM  

Walker: "THE F*CK YOU SAY TO ME B*TCH?"
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Pardoned turkeys have a real attitude problem.
 
2021-01-26 9:54:38 PM  
Good. Most of the time that emotional support animal thing is bullshiat.

/I have no evidence to back this up
 
2021-01-26 11:20:22 PM  
Good.  ESA are not service animals.

Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA?

A. No.  These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person.  Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
 
2021-01-27 12:02:26 AM  
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2021-01-27 12:26:44 AM  

Uncle Eazy: Good. Most of the time that emotional support animal thing is bullshiat.

/I have no evidence to back this up


I flew on Southwest around Thanksgiving. (Yes I was safe. No one got COVID). I love animals. I regularly do volunteer work at animal shelters. It's with that said, but you are 100% right.

Holy hell...crying kids, barking dogs, people not wearing masks all at 5 AM. Most dogs are freaked out by the whole thing, and animal piss & shiat was a real thing. The flight from Austin to Boston was a damn nightmare. It's probably a good thing to mask up because of the stench.
 
2021-01-27 1:56:18 AM  

Dr.Fey: Good. ESA are not service animals.


They're pets. We don't need to give them a fancy name.
 
2021-01-27 1:56:20 AM  
YOU CAN'T BAN MY EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SWARM OF BOTFLIES!!! YOU WILL REGRET THIS!!!

/sent from my blackberry
 
2021-01-27 3:27:04 AM  

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2021-01-27 4:41:59 AM  
"No other species will be accepted as a trained service animal, the announcement said."

I do not think the DoT is going to win this in court while miniature horses can legally be trained service animals.
 
2021-01-27 4:45:49 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Dr.Fey: Good. ESA are not service animals.

They're pets. We don't need to give them a fancy name.


Honestly, I think the fancy name came from society undervaluing pets and discriminating against pet owners.

/ Most people that take ESAs in public are dumbasses that should face repercussions if their animal can't act appropriately
// ESAs have made life much harder for those with real service animals
/// I'm okay with ESAs not getting special treatment on planes.
 
2021-01-27 8:00:47 AM  
Good.

Ethically-disabled douchebags demanding special treatment for their EmOtIoNaL SuPpOrT aNiMaLs are the farking worst.

/incidentally, the English word for emotional support animal is "pet"
 
2021-01-27 8:15:19 AM  
Emotional support animal is code talk for Trying to get away with doing stupid shiat.
 
2021-01-27 8:16:19 AM  
In theory, I'm good with people bringing pets on the plane. In the before time I flew somewhat frequently so it was no surprise to see someone with a small dog that was clearly not a trained service animal. Most of the time they were perfectly fine - usually pretty docile and quiet, but prone to some whining/occasional barking on take-off or landing.

There was only one exception that stood out - a spazoid-completely-untrained dog that really, really hated flying that was unable to contain itself. It wouldn't sit still (at least it was leashed) and yes, it pissed in the aisle. I don't blame the dog for this - it had no say in the matter of flying. Its owner was an asshole though. It's people like that who ruin things for everyone else (it's great to sit next to someone with a content pupper that you're allowed to pet - the service dogs are nice and all, but since they're working I never attempted to pet them.

So anyway, my only point is I fully understand why the airlines are doing this, and the people who abused it can go fark themselves with a cactus.
 
2021-01-27 8:41:33 AM  
Good.  They wouldn't let me bring my emotional support whiskey on board.
 
2021-01-27 9:03:22 AM  

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He wasn't wrong on the support animal thing, but fark Adam Carrolla.
 
2021-01-27 9:54:49 AM  
I once went to lunch with a coworker for lunch. He brought his dog into the restaurant. They told him it's not allowed but then he showed some kind of card that says he has a vision impairment and needs the dog.

He has no vision impairment. My respect for him went lower that day.
 
2021-01-27 10:24:44 AM  
Good. Take drugs like the rest of us.
 
2021-01-27 11:55:33 PM  

OptimisticCynicism: "No other species will be accepted as a trained service animal, the announcement said."

I do not think the DoT is going to win this in court while miniature horses can legally be trained service animals.


DoT is acting on a change of rule from the Feds, there is nothing to win they are just the messenger in the case of airlines. All 3 of those with trained miniature horses can pool their money together for a lawyer if they like though.
 
2021-01-28 12:31:50 AM  

abiigdog: OptimisticCynicism: "No other species will be accepted as a trained service animal, the announcement said."

I do not think the DoT is going to win this in court while miniature horses can legally be trained service animals.

DoT is acting on a change of rule from the Feds, there is nothing to win they are just the messenger in the case of airlines. All 3 of those with trained miniature horses can pool their money together for a lawyer if they like though.


DoT IS the feds. Miniature horses also got explicitly added to the 2019 version of this rule. I do see that Elaine Chao signed off on this updated version of the rule that took them out(nearly a month after the election). This version of the rule specifically does not align on the definition that the ADA uses. Between the change in administration and the fact that Chao decided to ignore all the other horse commenters while parroting the comments of the airlines means that I think it will get revised in the future.
 
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