Delta Air Lines bans emotional support animals

Sorry, but your emotional support hamster is no longer cleared to fly on Delta Air Lines.

The carrier on Thursday officially banned travelers from flying with emotional support animals. This comes after a final rule from the Department of Transportation affirming that carriers no longer have to recognize emotional support animals as service animals.

That means emotional support cats, dogs, hamsters, miniature ponies and other animals will no longer be ticketed on any Delta flight. Customers with a ticket for an emotional support animal can still fly with it if confirmed for travel before Jan. 11.

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