Can You Take Emotional Support Animals On International Flights?

Customer Confirmation of Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animal Behavior form completed by the pet owner.

Only one cat, dog or miniature horse is permitted per passenger.

Southwest Airlines will accept both service and emotional support animals in the cabin at no charge on domestic and international flights.

Are emotional support animals allowed on international flights?

They can also require documentation for flights over eight hours related to an animal’s bathroom habits but cannot have outright bans on animals on long flights. Airlines can require animals within the cabin to be tethered. Airlines can’t require advance notice for those traveling with traditional service animals.

What airlines allow emotional support dogs?

Flying with an ESA on American Airlines

  • Only one ESA or psychiatric service animal per passenger.
  • The emotional support animal must be clean and well behaved.
  • American Airlines only accepts the following emotional support animals:
  • ESA must be fit at your feet, under the seat, or on your lap.

Do emotional support animals fly free?

Federal regulations allow some disabled passengers to fly with their service animals, and the Air Carrier Service Act allows for those with mental-health issues to travel with an ESA free of charge if it helps alleviate anxiety.

Can support dogs fly?

Customers flying with their service dog on Southwest can bring their service animal in the cabin of the plane with them. The animal is legally allowed to be kept outside of a kennel, provided it can fit on the floor at the traveler’s feet, or on their lap, without obstructing pathway.

Can an emotional support dog sit on your lap on a plane?

If you are an owner of an emotional support dog, you can have your dog sit on your lap or at your feet for the duration of the flight. Emotional support animals are not charged additional fees to fly in-cabin, but must remain calm and under your control at all times.

Can I buy my dog an airline seat?

In-cabin. Generally, if your dog in its carrier can fit under the seat in front of you, it can go in the cabin. You can’t buy an extra seat for your dog. Traveling with a dog this way, essentially as carry-on luggage, usually incurs a lower fee than if it travels in the belly of the plane.

How much does an ESA letter cost?

ESA letter options.

The total cost of our complete service is $175.00 and includes everything you will need to fly and live with your pet.

How do I get my emotional support dog on a plane?

To travel with an emotional support or psychiatric service animal, passengers must upload the required documentation at least 48 hours before a flight. For questions, call 404-209-3434.

How do I make my dog an emotional support dog?

The only true way to certify your dog as an Emotional Support Dog is through a licensed mental health professional. You can connect with a mental health professional in real life or online through a website. To have a legitimate Support Animal, you must have an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional.

Can I take my emotional support dog to stores?

Americans With Disabilities cites that emotional support dogs or animals do not have the training to do specific tasks in assisting a person with disability or impairment, unlike service animals. Hence, the pets may not be allowed to accompany their owner in public places ie. restaurants, stores, hotels.

Can large dogs fly in cabin?

A 40-pound dog is indeed too large to travel in-cabin on most (if not all) airlines and will have to ride as cargo. If your dog is not a certified assistance dog and you are simply trying to find a way around following pet air travel regulations, you will not be allowed to fly your pet in-cabin.

Do you need to register an emotional support animal?

All you need to qualify for an emotional support animal is an ESA letter. It is not legally necessary to register your Emotional Support Animal. You may choose to order a custom ESA Identification Card and ESA vest. These are items that may make travel easier, but you can never be required to have them.