Let’s ban emotional-support animals from the skies

Is it time to ground emotional-support animals for good?
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No ‘pet-friendly’ rooms at the inn

Maureen Lundgren books a reservation through Expedia at a “pet-friendly” inn. But there’s a catch. Can she get a refund?

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What to do when a resort won’t accept your Travelzoo voucher

When Jerry Shepard’s Travelzoo voucher for pet-friendly accommodations doesn’t come through, the resort agrees to extend the offer. Now it won’t honor the voucher. What gives?
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Pet policy spat reveals fliers’ distrust of airlines

Can I come to Mexico? Pleeeeze? / Photo by Mindy - Flickr
Perrito is a 4-year-old terrier from Yelapa, Mexico, who’s proud of having made it to “El Norte” with his human companions, Raoul and Baerbel Schuhmacher. At least that’s what his Facebook page says.
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Kicked off a flight because of a dogfight

This flight went to the dogs. / Photo by Jden Red - Flickr
Mention the word “pets” and “planes” and it’s enough to start a dogfight.

That’s exactly what happened to Marilyn Bruno, who was flying from Miami to Boston on American Airlines recently. Bruno is allergic to dogs — technically, it’s a class 3 allergy, which is relatively mild and doesn’t require her to travel with an epinephrine pen.
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Ridiculous or not? Responsible travelers vacation with their pets

Over the toyears, my incendiary writings have offended everyone from airline pilots to card-carrying frequent fliers to travel agents. I make no apologies for ticking them off.

But nothing — nothing! — comes close to the bite of angry pet owners.
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Is this enough compensation? “I paid $94 to sleep in my own ant-infested bed”

Kate Farrelly has a little ant problem in her apartment, so she decided to book a hotel room while her landlord fumigated her building. She paid $181 for two nights in a “pet friendly” room at the Vagabond Inn Glendale through a Priceline-affiliate site. Problem is, the Vagabond Inn didn’t actually have any pet-friendly rooms. They sent Farrelly packing — back to her ant-infested apartment — and they charged her for one night after she canceled her reservation. Is one night’s refund enough? Read more “Is this enough compensation? “I paid $94 to sleep in my own ant-infested bed””