NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is joining the pack of airlines that are making it harder for passengers to bring emotional-support animals on board.
JetBlue announced Tuesday that starting July 1 it will require those customers to submit forms from a veterinarian vouching for the animal’s fitness and vaccinations.
Customers will have to tell JetBlue 48 hours in advance if they will be traveling with a support animal. And they must accept liability if the animal hurts someone or damages property.
The liability clause is similar to one at United Airlines and tougher than wording on American and Delta forms.
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Unlike service animals such as guide dogs, support animals need no special training. Airline pet fees are waived for support animals, and their numbers have soared. The government is considering new restrictions.