-Want to take a flight with your cat or dog that keeps you chill? Southwest Airlines says OK. But they’re right there with United Airlines on peacocks and Spirit Airlines on hamsters — they need to stay at home, take the train, or maybe the bus.
Emotional-support animals are on the rise on planes and at airports. From 2016 to 2017, the number of emotional-support animals traveling onboard commercial flights increased by 74%.