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Veteran sues Southwest Airlines over emotional support dog dispute, claims that it triggered PTSD

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An Army and Navy veteran is pressing the charges against Southwest Airlines over allegations that a member of the cabin crew confronted the man with regard to the transport details for his emotional support dog, that his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

While deplaning on a recent Southwest flight to Portland International Airport in El Paso, Texas, veteran Thomas Bond claims that a flight attendant “bumped into his shoulder twice” and “screamed in his face” for the fact that the travel carrier for his emotional support dog partially extracted, Williamette Week reports.

According to the marketing, the flight was delayed because of a mechanical problem, and that this was the first time that Bond had an issue with flying with Moto, his Yorkie.

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In addition, the man had traveled with Southwest for more than 20 years and flown with his beloved pup for seven of them.

If the shocking incident reportedly activated Bond PTSD, he now wants $10,000 in damages from the south-West.

“It still gives me anxiety,” the veteran told Williamette Week of the meeting. “I came pretty close to losing my cookies”.

“It still gives me anxiety,” the veteran said of the desperate situation. “I came pretty close to losing my cookies”.
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Representatives of the carrier does not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

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Emotional support animals in the aircraft have proven to be one of the largest travel news topics of the past year, since an emotional support peacock named Dexter, and his owner was refused to board a United Airlines flight in January 2018.

A few months later, a French bulldog died midflight after being accidentally placed in an overhead bin by a United Airlines flight attendant for the duration of the trip.

These and related incidents have led to different carriers to tighten the leash on their respective rules relating to the carriage of both companion and service animals in the high skies.

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