Dog Bites Flight Attendant on American Airlines Flight

By Anna Breuer on 25 July 2019
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American aircraft at Chicago O'Hare

American aircraft at Chicago O’Hare

An emotional support dog accompanying a passenger on an American Airlines flight bit a flight attendant on Monday.

The injury, on the crewmember’s left hand, required five stitches. The incident took place on Flight 3506 from Dallas to Greensboro, North Carolina, the airline said. It was operated by Envoy Air, an American Eagle partner and a subsidiary of American.

The dog was reportedly in compliance with the airline’s policy for emotional support animals, which does allow dogs or cats and requires a veterinary health form and immunization details.

Meanwhile, the union that represents Envoy flight attendants called for even tighter standards for emotional support animals.

“What happened on yesterday’s American Airlines flight is completely unacceptable and inexcusable,” the Association of Flight Attendants said.

American last updated its policy in March of this year.

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