Airline Emotional Support Animal Policies

Planning to fly with your dog? While air travel can be a quick way to get dogs from one place to another, you should know that every airline has different rules about transporting pets. Some airlines will allow small dogs to travel in the aircraft cabin as part of your carry-on luggage allowance, while others will only allow pets to travel in the cargo area, and fees can vary from a few hundred dollars to more than $500. We have compiled a list of the largest airlines and their pet policies below.

Official Emotional Support Animals are exempt from these fees and cannot be discriminated against based on breed, size, or weight. Make sure to review your airline’s emotional support animal policy so you don’t run into any problems at the airport.

To help you take off without a hitch, we have summarized the different policies the airlines have regarding Emotional Support Animals. As always, make sure to contact your airline to inform them you are traveling with an ESA. Have a great trip!