home News forums Reviews Trade links

Go Back   The DVC Boards at MouseOwners.com - the place to talk DVC and Walt Disney World > TRIP PLANNING > Transportation
 Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 01-23-2020, 09:00 AM   #1
erikthewise
Add-on Aficionado
 
erikthewise's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: OH
Posts: 8,907
Default Emotional Support Animals Have To Walk

In today's news:
Transportation Dept. is planning to institute new rule that only dogs may qualify as inflight service animals.
I will have to teach my emotional support capybara to bark!
__________________

Charter Member of OOO (Order Of the Oval)

Last edited by erikthewise; 01-23-2020 at 11:27 AM.
erikthewise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:29 AM   #2
helenabear
Add-on Aficionado
 
helenabear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 12,735
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by erikthewise View Post
In today's news:
Transportation Dept. is planning to institute new rule that only dogs may qualify as inflight service animals.
I will have to teach my emotional support capybara to bark!
Psst your ESA isn't a service animal anyway.

Love capybaras though.
__________________
helenabear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:32 AM   #3
tomandrobin
DVC Board Guide
 
tomandrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 36,110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by erikthewise View Post
In today's news:
Transportation Dept. is planning to institute new rule that only dogs may qualify as inflight service animals.

In other words.....They need to be a Service Animal as defined by the ADA.
__________________
Love, Faith and Pixie dust!
tomandrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:38 AM   #4
helenabear
Add-on Aficionado
 
helenabear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 12,735
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomandrobin View Post
In other words.....They need to be a Service Animal as defined by the ADA.
ADA does not define working animals have to be dogs though. That might be an issue legally.

I support cracking down on fake service animals though.
__________________
helenabear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:38 AM   #5
erikthewise
Add-on Aficionado
 
erikthewise's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: OH
Posts: 8,907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by helenabear View Post
Psst your ESA isn't a service animal anyway.

Love capybaras though.
Maybe I didn't state it well. My impression was that no animals other than certified service dogs would be allowed in the cabin.
__________________

Charter Member of OOO (Order Of the Oval)
erikthewise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:42 AM   #6
helenabear
Add-on Aficionado
 
helenabear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 12,735
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by erikthewise View Post
Maybe I didn't state it well. My impression was that no animals other than certified service dogs would be allowed in the cabin.
Oh! That changes things! Do you have a link to the article?
__________________
helenabear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:54 AM   #7
erikthewise
Add-on Aficionado
 
erikthewise's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: OH
Posts: 8,907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by helenabear View Post
Oh! That changes things! Do you have a link to the article?
Saw it in my local paper but here it is in the Wall Street Journal. Apparently it's not quite a done deal yet.
__________________

Charter Member of OOO (Order Of the Oval)
erikthewise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:56 AM   #8
helenabear
Add-on Aficionado
 
helenabear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 12,735
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by erikthewise View Post
Saw it in my local paper but here it is in the Wall Street Journal. Apparently it's not quite a done deal yet.
Thanks! I'm all for cracking down like this.
__________________
helenabear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 10:27 AM   #9
bwvBound
Grand Villa
 
bwvBound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,517
Default

I think they are gonna get push back on blocking service mini-horses. These seem to be well defined, specifically trained for service and well justified. Sadly, they just don't fit easily w/in the air traveller's personal space.
bwvBound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 10:31 AM   #10
ermindy1133
Add-on Aficionado
 
ermindy1133's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 8,942
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bwvBound View Post
I think they are gonna get push back on blocking service mini-horses. These seem to be well defined, specifically trained for service and well justified. Sadly, they just don't fit easily w/in the air traveller's personal space.
I understand the validity of the mini-horses. But they really are too large for the planes that I've been on. Sadly, the larger service dogs are really too large, but are more flexible and can adapt to the smaller space. I really like the idea of cracking down on the outright abuse of the system, though.
__________________
(ME, Mindy) (DH, Tim) (DS, Brandon) (DD, Emily, Emma, or Princess, lol!) (DSGF, Heather)
ermindy1133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 AM.

MouseOwners. "MouseOwners" is a registered servicemark. This is an unofficial fan site and is not affiliated in any way with The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Development, or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries. All Disney images The Walt Disney Company.
Powered by Forum Software