Southwest Airlines tightens the rules on emotional support animals

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Courtesy: John Walton (KTAL, KMSS, KSHV)

Southwest Airlines is changing what type of emotional support animals they’ll allow on its flights.

Starting next month, only dogs and cats will be allowed on the flights and they’ll have to travel in a carrier or be leashed.

The Dallas-based airline is the latest carrier to crack down on the boom in emotional support animals on board commercial flights.

American, Delta, United and JetBlue issued tighter rules for such animals earlier this year.

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