Air Carrier Access Act News

“U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Formation and Membership of the Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee”

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the formation of the Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee (ACAA Advisory Committee) and the appointment of 19 members. The ACAA Advisory Committee will advise the DOT Secretary about issues relating to the air travel needs of passengers with disabilities. The first meeting of the ACAA Advisory Committee is expected to occur in early 2020 and will be open to the public.

Delta Airlines Doubles Down on Ban of Pit Bulls as Service Animals Despite Pushback

Last month, the Department of Transportation rejected Delta's ban of pit bulls and said the airline must allow any breed of service dog on board. In a recent press release, Delta Airlines defended their decision to maintain their ban on pit bulls. In addition, they announced that they would be discontinuing their eight-hour flight limit for emotional support animals.