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Alaska Airlines announced Tuesday that it will no longer allow emotional support animals on its flights just weeks after the U.S government tightened its definition of service animals allowed on planes.
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Starting Jan. 11, the airline will only allow service dogs "which are specially trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability" aboard, the airline said in a statement.
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Under Alaska's new policy, the airline will only accept a maximum of two service dogs per guest in the cabin and it will "include psychiatric service dogs."
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Prior to boarding, guests will be required to complete a DOT form online at the airline's website, declaring "that their animal is a legitimate service dog, is trained and vaccinated and will behave appropriately during the journey."