USSDR Blog Banner

Flying with Emotional Support Dog

Flying with Emotional Support Dog

Anup No Comments December 3, 2019
blog title

Recent law changes with the Air Carrier Access Act now allows for up to one prescribed emotional support dog to fly in the cabin of an aircraft with its handler. Under the new guidelines, airlines do require an emotional support animal letter from a licensed therapist or Dr recommending the animal for emotional or mental disabilities.

Many of the air carriers have limitations with size and breed restrictions so always check the airlines guidelines prior to flying. You can find these guidelines for each carrier under our menu bar emotional support animal. When planning your trip we always recommend choosing a carrier that can best accommodate your dog instead of price shopping. For example, try to pick direct flights and always try to get bulk head seating, as there is more room in this seating area for your dog. In most cases, your dog will need to fit at your feet or on your lap.

Inform Airline You Will Be Flying with Emotional Support Animal

Once you have chosen the airline and booked your ticket, call your airline to inform them that you are traveling with an ESA. The airline will require you to either upload or email your ESA Letter or the Airlines ESA forms. Each airline has their own policy and procedure so contacting the airline ahead of time is a must, all airlines require 48 hour notice to accommodate your ESA. Make sure you have a legitimate ESA letter, there are many companies online selling fraudulent ESA letters we get calls every day with folks stuck at the airport. The letter or Airline Documents must be signed by a licensed Dr or Therapist, it must have their license number and contact information. As long as you have a legitimate ESA letter and give the airlines proper notice, you will not have an issue traveling with your ESA. However, if the airline staff determines your dog can cause harm to the other passengers, they can deny access. Do not travel with your ESA if they may hurt other passengers. This will cause further discrimination against all ESA handlers.

Preparing Your Emotional Support Dog for Travel

We always recommend having a plan and being organized for your flight. If you are stressed and anxious you may cause your dog to be also. So be prepared and have a good plan. Always exercise your dog with a long walk or jog prior to travel, we recommend an hour of exercise to help your dog sleep during the flight. Most airports now have relief areas for dog’s, you can find airport relief areas at this link. It is also a good idea to have a travel water bowl for your dog. Make sure to have your medical recommendation letter with you at the gate in the event the gate attendant asks for it. We also recommend having an emotional support animal vest on your dog so people know he is not a pet.

That is all you need to traveling with your ESA, you can purchase travel letters at this link.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Preloader
X
SERVICE DOG ID CARD USA Service Animal Registration Your Service Dog ID card will include our convenient QR Code for a quick scan link to our registry lookup. By simply entering your dog\'s registration number your official registered profile will be accessible for quick verification in the event the validity of your service dog is ever questioned. 2054
$29.99
Product Image
5 11490
THE BEST! - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
THANK YOU! NOW MY DOG CAN ALWAYS BE WITH ME WHERE EVER I GO
Do I get it in the mail? - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I'm waiting for it in the mail
Satisfied - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I’m a satisfied customer
exelente - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
exelente me encanto todo muy buena calidad
Support Registration - by , March 25, 2011
4/ 4stars
It was good, it's just the digital part you pay $ 92.00 and then have to pay to get it printed out. But Thanks for everything.
Excellent - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Easy to apply. Delivered quickly
Return customer - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
USA service dog makes this so easy! The mental health professional got back to me the next day and I had my letter within 2 days !
Great Experience! - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
The process was very simple and everyone was super helpful. I would definitely recommend them!
Excellent experience - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Easy ordering process, very quick shipping, timely delivery and the product exceeded my expectations for quality and workmanship. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
Shipping cost? - by , March 25, 2011
4/ 4stars
The service was fast and the items are exactly as described. I am currently in Mexico and was very pleased that the items were shipped here, however 100 dollars US to ship 1 lb seems excessive. That being said I am thankful to have these much needed items.
- by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
My therapist registered my dog, so I'm not sure how easy it was to do. However, I really love how quickly I received my tag and card. Now I can't be told that "they don't allow pets" at places anymore.
AMAZING! - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Everyone was incredibly responsive and helpful. I am so thankful for this service!
Light vest and cards - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Fast delivery. Quality products
ID card - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
It looks great, haven't used it yet but will be in the near future
Perfect - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I can't believe they came up with the perfect picture from the photo I sent in. Everything was awsome.
Great products - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Amazing experience. Simple, professional and quality. Thank you!
Fantastic customer service - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Fantastic customer service Maddie went above and beyond I made a mistake when purchasing a vest size for Callie I ordered an extra small she saw a picture of Callie and realized the mistake and contacted me and corrected the issuie thank you so much for the fantastic customer service Maddie!!!
Excellent quality, easy use of website and great customer service, - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Perfect. exactly what I needed.
Benji - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Great except the certificate did not come ? Only the vest and laminate card ?
Document looks unprofessional - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
The process was fast and smooth, however the letter that was sent to me looked like I created it myself, not professional looking. No official letterhead, font etc.