Flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
The flight attendant was bitten on the hand by a service dog during a flight from Dallas to Greensboro, North Carolina, and required five stitches.
The unnamed male flight attendant required five stitches on his left hand when he returned to Dallas, the type of dog was not disclosed.
"What happened on yesterday’s American Airlines flight is completely unacceptable and inexcusable,'' the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said in a statement late Tuesday.
Airlines have been tightening their policies in the wake of an increasing number of incidents involving in-flight animals and an overall increase in the number of pets brought on board.
We have read stories of passengers who tried to bring on a range of emotional support animals, including a peacock and even a squirrel.
American most recently revised its policies in March, limiting emotional support animals to cats and dogs and requiring a veterinary health form with vaccination details, itssecond revisionin as many years.