We have been invited to an immediate family members' wedding in Florida in May and would have to fly. It would be my sons' first time flying and he has severe allergies to dogs/cats. We contacted the airline to find out what accommodations could be made only to discover that we basically have no rights because the rights of those traveling with pets is above ours. We would have to be bumped because airlines are required to allow service/emotional-support animals on board even if we booked our tickets first.
So what I'm confused about is that those with severe allergies like my son are protected under the ADA, yet he gets no accommodations when traveling. Why is the burden of changing flight plans, etc. put on those with a life-altering disability?
Has anyone else had to deal with this and how did you? Is it worth the risk or should we tell this family member we just can't make it?