In 2015 the Department of Transportation made a ruling stating that all airports that service over 10,000 passengers in a year, must install a place for animals to relieve themselves in each terminal. Now those relief spots are starting to be unveiled for use.
The concept is to make it easier for people who travel with service animals, and it’s estimated that over 800 of the spots will be built within the next 20 years.
The Los Angeles International Airport opened seven of the areas this past August, and both the Denver International, and Lambert St. Louis airports, opened theirs in October.
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the director of the St. Louis airport, released a statement about the move.
“This is another step in improving the travel experience for all of our passengers, especially those who rely on service animals to travel. Now those passengers with long layovers or connecting flights can more easily accommodate their animals with these new facilities without the hassle of going back through a security checkpoint.”