Question: Does Southwest Allow Emotional Support Animals?

Trained service and emotional support animals are permitted on Southwest Airlines flights, subject to compliance with certain safety and documentation requirements.

Do all airlines allow emotional support animals?

Only cats and dogs are accepted as emotional support animals. Advanced notice and approval is required to bring an emotional support / psychiatric service animal with you in the cabin.

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.

Which airlines allow emotional support animals in the cabin?

While on JetBlue flights, emotional support animals need to be on the floor or on a passenger’s lap.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Hedgehogs.
  2. Ferrets.
  3. Insects.
  4. Rodents.
  5. Snakes.
  6. Spiders.
  7. Sugar gliders.
  8. Reptiles.

Can emotional support dogs fly for free?

Federal regulations allow a legitimate emotional support animal, whether it be a dog, a cat, a pot-bellied pig or even a miniature horse in one case, to travel on airplanes in the cabin with the owner, outside of a carrier, and for free if the owner has proper documentation, which means a letter from a doctor or other

Can emotional support animals sit on passenger’s lap?

Certain small animals may be permitted to sit on your lap, if it can be done so safely. An airline is not required to upgrade you to a different class of service to accommodate your animal. Airlines cannot refuse to allow your animal onboard because it makes other passengers or flight crew uncomfortable.

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.

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 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.

Which airline is the most pet friendly?

  • American Airlines. As the biggest airline in the world, American Airlines is also one of the most pet-friendly.
  • JetBlue.
  • Air Canada.
  • Delta.
  • Air India.
  • Air France.
  • Swiss International Airlines.
  • Turkish Airlines.

Can dog sit on lap on plane?

Service dogs are allowed to sit on their owner’s lap or in the space in front of their seat.

Do airlines Verify ESA letters?

You will be required to produce a formal letter of prescription for a service dog or ESA from a licensed mental health professional. In MOST cases, the airlines will want to see this letter in advance of your flight to verify that it is in order.