Delta imposes new rules for service dogs after “serious incidents”

Daily News Article - January 24, 2018


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. For what reason is Delta implementing the new regulations?

3. a) Describe the new rules.
b) What two different types of animals are currently permitted on flights?

4. What problem has arisen by allowing service animals in the cabin during flights?

5. “Animal incidents“ have increased by 86% since 2016, Delta reports. List the types of incidents that have occurred.

6. It appears that the problem is not with service animals but with emotional-support animals.
a) What do you think is the best way for airlines to protect their passengers from untrained animals? Explain your answer.
b) What, if any, limitations should be placed on travelers taking their emotional-support animals on a flight with them, as opposed to these animals being transported the same way other travelers pets are transported?