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 […]

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How Do I Make My Dog an Emotional Support Dog?

Emotional support dogs are becoming an increasingly popular option for people coping with mental and emotional health issues. Many current dog owners are aware of the therapeutic benefits and support their canine friends provide. An emotional support animal is a type of legally recognized assistance animal that is allowed to accompany their owner in residential […]

How To Fly with a Dog – A Travel Guide

Updated: March 9, 2020

Flying with a dog can be like flying with a baby. The process might be unpleasant, but necessary. Some airlines will allow you to travel in the cabin with your dog if they are small. While other airlines do not accept pets inside the cabin regardless of size.

If your dog is an […]

Feds Issue New Airline Rules for Flying with Emotional Support Animals – 2019

The rules governing ESAs under the ACAA were sometimes subject to debate and interpreted differently by those in the airline industry and travelers. The DOT's guidance gives greater clarity to ESA owners on what their rights are when it comes to flying with an ESA.

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What Does an Airline Approved ESA Letter Look Like?

In this post, we will cover the requirements airlines will be looking for in the ESA letter, why it’s important not to fake an ESA letter, and what a legitimate emotional support letter needs to include.

Guidelines for Flying with your Emotional Support Dog

More than likely, you have heard about emotional support dogs. Emotional Support Dogs are a great tool but have developed a bad reputation in the media. Unfortunately, even top news organizations are getting the rules and regulations around Emotional Support Animals wrong. Emotional Support Animals have saved many lives and could help you improve yours. Below […]

The Air Carrier Access Act for Emotional Support Animals

If you become disabled, your world changes, not only for you physically or mentally but in many other aspects of your day-to-day living. Having an assistance animal may mean the difference between living a decent life and living a life of pain.
Fortunately, government agencies recognize that individuals coping with the challenges of a condition may […]

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Flying with a Dog In-Cabin

In order to fly with your dog in-cabin you must first contact your airline and let them know you are flying with a dog. There are size and breed restrictions when flying with most airlines in the United States. You must also keep your dog in a travel bag or kennel for the duration of […]

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Delta, American, and United Airlines – New ESA Policies

Airlines are tightening regulations for traveling with an Emotional Support Animal. Although the media makes it seem like a bad thing for ESA handlers, that is far from the truth. These rules only make it easier for passengers to travel with their ESA if they have a legitimate ESA letter.
Part #1 – What is an […]

Delta’s New Emotional Support Animal Policy and Forms

Effective March 2018, Delta will request their clients to submit a special form requesting access for their Emotional Support Animals. Despite the bad press, Delta’s new policy is a step in the right direction for Emotional Support Animal Handlers.

Before we dive into the adjustment, it is important to clearly understand ESA regulations.
What is an ESA?

An […]

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