Does the ADA actually state that the airline has to let the ESA fly at no fee? If not, SW could charge the people flying with pets the same fare for their pets that they would charge a passenger; that would put an end to most of the phonies looking for a cheap or free way of transporting their pets. For those who need an ESA, limit seating to the back of the plane. That way, those of us that don't want to share our space with someone's animal will be able to enjoy the flight as best we can.
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It never ceases to amaze me as to the curative powers of flying on Southwest Air. People who are unable to board a plane without assistance, roll down the ramp in wheelchairs and after grabbing the front rows and flying on SW are, upon arrival at their destination, able to immediately get out of their seats, retrieve their carry-ons from overhead bins, deplane, and walk up the exit ramps without assistance. They then proceed to the shuttle for the terminal and walk to baggage claim. For those with true disabilities that require wheelchair assistance to board and deplane, you have my sympathy and I wish you the best, but it remains a mystery to me that there can be a dozen wheelchairs used on boarding and rarely do I see more than one or two used at deplaning, and that's to go up a ramp.
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