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Delta: On Long Flights, Leave Your Support Animal at Home

Neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they are under 4 months old starting Dec. 18

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    Delta: On Long Flights, Leave Your Support Animal at Home
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    In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, a passenger traveling with her pet dog talks to an airline agent at a boarding gate at Denver International Airport.

    If you're planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta Air Lines says you can't bring an emotional-support animal with you.

    The rules for pups are getting tighter too. Neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they are under 4 months old.

    Delta says the changes take effect Dec. 18.

    The airline says exceptions will be made until Feb. 1 for customers who already bought a ticket and asked to bring a support animal.

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