Fewer animals to fly

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Alaska Airlines announced a new policy that will require more documents before an emotional support animal can fly.

    Customers that fly with psychiatric service animals must provide animal health and behavior documents starting May 1st.  They must also provide a signed document from a medical professional to the airline, 48 hours before departure.

    The Airline will also stop flying amphibians, goats, and animals with horns, tusks or hooves.

    An exception will be made for trained miniature horses.

    Emotional support animals on planes have caused some recent problems by biting customers and employees.

    Alaska Airlines estimates it flies close to 150 support animals each day.

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