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Old 10-09-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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My flight took a late the other day because some idiot got on the plane with a dog not in a carrier, claiming it was a service dog. The dog's behavior obviously proved it wasn't, right up to biting the agent who was trying to get a wheelchair customer into their seat.

The Captain threw the dog, it's owner, and the rest of the party off the plane. I can't believe how stupid some people are. What really ticks me off is that jerks like this make it more difficult with those who have a legitimate service dog.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Agreed.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Isn't there some kind of documentation asserting that indeed the dog is a service dog that the airlines can demand to see to prevent idiots from doing this?
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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sometimes people due to a medical condition, are unable to act agressively or get out-of-hand, need a service dog to perform these functions for them.
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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Isn't there some kind of documentation asserting that indeed the dog is a service dog that the airlines can demand to see to prevent idiots from doing this?
No, there is no documentation. The airline (or any business) can legally ask two questions.

1. Do you have a disability?
2. What task(s) is your dog trained to do which are specifically related to your disability.

They may not ask what the disability is.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Isn't there some kind of documentation asserting that indeed the dog is a service dog that the airlines can demand to see to prevent idiots from doing this?
No -- that is specifically restricted in the ADA. The idea being that people with service animals should not be made to suffer the indignity of having to prove they have a disability.

The service animal fakers know this and twist the intention of the law to their advantage because they're special snowflakes.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Hurray for the captain. The service animal system abuse has gotten massively out of hand.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:01 PM
 
Location: southern california
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like all the other cards, the ADA card needs to have limits.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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No -- that is specifically restricted in the ADA. The idea being that people with service animals should not be made to suffer the indignity of having to prove they have a disability.

The service animal fakers know this and twist the intention of the law to their advantage because they're special snowflakes.
Far too nice a description, Scoop. What I would call them would get be banned (again).
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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No -- that is specifically restricted in the ADA. The idea being that people with service animals should not be made to suffer the indignity of having to prove they have a disability.
I've never understood this. How is it any different than requiring a handicapped placard or plates when parking your car?
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