Airline Requirements for Traveling with a Service Dog

In 2021 the U.S. Department of Transportation announced new rules that protected the rights of service dog owners (including psychiatric service dog (PSD) owners) on flights. Airlines must allow psychiatric service dogs to board the cabin of flights without any additional charges or fees. Psychiatric service dogs are also exempt from size and weight restrictions applicable [...]

By |2021-07-31T18:18:37+00:00|Airlines|0 Comments

Which Airlines Are Still Allowing Emotional Support Animals?

The year 2021 started with major news for ESA owners: as of January 11th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) no longer requires airlines to accommodate emotional support animals. In the years prior to this rule change, all airlines were required by law to accommodate owners of ESAs with proper documentation from a licensed mental health professional.  [...]

By |2021-11-11T08:27:07+00:00|Airlines|106 Comments

Tips for Flying with Your Emotional Support Animal (ESA) During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The onset of the Coronavirus outbreak resulted in a severe decline in air travel with borders closing down and fearful travelers staying home. By late March, there were 40-60% fewer flights scheduled with international flights being particularly affected. However, with strict lockdown orders ending in many areas and the summer season here, airlines have seen [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:31+00:00|Airlines|11 Comments

How Do I Make My Dog an Emotional Support Dog?

Emotional support dogs have become a popular option for people coping with mental and emotional health issues. Many dog owners are aware of the therapeutic benefits and support their canine friends provide. An emotional support dog is a legally recognized assistance animal that is allowed to accompany its owner in residences free of charge (even [...]

How To Fly with a Dog

A Guide for Traveling with a Psychiatric Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog, or Pet If you’re new to flying with Psychiatric Service Dog or pet, it’s normal to feel anxious about how things will go. The trick to having a smooth experience at the airport and during your flight is preparation: you want to make [...]

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