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    Service Spider on a plane?!?!?!?

    I was just reading the section of service animals allowed in Jet Blue airlines, and ran into this part:

    Certain unusual service animals (i.e. snakes, other reptiles, ferrets, rodents and spiders) pose unavoidable safety and/or public health concerns and will not be allowed on JetBlue flights. The release of such an animal in the aircraft could result in a direct threat to the health or safety of customers and crewmembers.
    Guess I better stick to a service dog, huh?
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    People using unusual animals as service animals was addressed in the ADA reformation act of 2008. The law change went into effect on March 15th 2011, and service animal is now defined as “Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler´s disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing non-violent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities, and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of an animal´s presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition.”

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    My daddy long legs ties my shoes. He does not pose a danger to anyone. If I have to fly, I will use SouthWest.
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    I think this had something to do with those monkeys ripping those people faces off too. Although they weren't service monkeys, people were increasingly bringing monkies on planes and it was a risk. I remember reading something about it. I think

    This may have been the article or similar
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