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Behold! Your in-depth guide to all major airlines!

From instructions to what’s restricted, everything you would need to know before flying with your ESA is located below.All information was found on each individual airlines’ website.

Major Airlines Instructions Restricted Animals 
Air CanadaProvide Emotional Support Animal Letter Upon DepartureOnly Dogs are Acceptable
Alaska AirlinesSubmit 3 Custom Forms 48 Hours Prior to Departure, Verify at Ticket Counter Where an Airline Representative Will Confirm You Can Fly With Your ESA, and Keep with You Throughout Flight
– Animal Health Advisory Form
– Mental Health Form (ESA Letter)
– Animal Behavior Form 
Only Cats and Dogs are Acceptable 
Allegiant AirlinesSubmit 3 Custom Forms Prior to Departure
– Veterinary Health Form
– Mental Health Professional Form
– Animal Behavior & Responsibility form 
Only Cats and Dogs (Excluding Pit Bull Type Dog Breeds) are Acceptable. Miniature Horses are Permitted as Service Animals. 
American AirlinesSubmit 3+ Custom Forms 48 Hours Prior to Departure and Keep with You Throughout Flight
-Medical / Mental Health Professional Form
– Veterinary Health Form, or vaccination record with current rabies vaccination information
– Confirmation of Animal Behavior Form
– Animal Sanitation Form (for flights over 8 hours) 
Only Cats and Dogs are Acceptable. Miniature Horses are Permitted as Service Animals. 
Delta AirlinesSubmit 4 Custom Forms 48 Hours Prior to Departure, Verify at Ticket Counter Where an Airline Representative Will Confirm You Can Fly With Your ESA, and Keep Forms Throughout Flight
– Acknowledge
Form
– Veterinary Health Form
– Medical / Mental Health Professional Form or Your ESA Letter
– Confirmation of Animal Training
– Hedgehogs
– Ferrets
– Insects
– Rodents
– Snakes
– Spiders
– Sugar gliders
– Reptiles
– Amphibians
– Goats
– Non-household birds (farm poultry, waterfowl, game bird, & birds of prey)
– Animals improperly cleaned and/or with a foul odor
– Animals with tusks, horns or hooves 
Hawaiian AirlinesSubmit Custom Form or ESA Letter 48 Hours Prior to Departure
– Emotional Support / Psychiatric Service Animal Form 
Only Cats and Dogs are Acceptable 
jetBlue AirlinesSubmit 3+ Custom Forms 48 Hours Prior to Departure, Verify at Ticket Counter Where an Airline Representative Will Confirm You Can Fly With Your ESA, and Keep Forms Throughout Flight
– Medical / Mental Health Professional Form
– Veterinary Health Form
– Customer Confirmation of Animal Behavior
– Additional Documentation May Be Required if Destination is Not in the Contiguous U.S. 
Only Cats and Dogs are Acceptable. Miniature Horses are Permitted as Service Animals. 
Southwest AirlinesNotify Airline in Advance and Check-in at Ticket Counter with Your Emotional Support Animal Letter Only Cats and Dogs are Acceptable. Miniature Horses are Permitted as Service Animals. 
Spirit AirlinesSubmit 3 Custom Forms 48 Hours Prior to Departure and Keep Forms Throughout Flight
– Mental Health Professional Form
– Veterinary Health Form
– Acknowledge Form 
– Snakes
– Other reptiles
– Rodents such as hamsters, mice, rats, squirrels, etc.
– Ferrets
– Sugar gliders
– Spiders 
United AirlinesSubmit 3+ Custom Forms 48 Hours to Departure and Keep Forms Throughout Flight
– Veterinary Health Form
– Medical / Mental Health Professional Form, ESA Letter
– Animal Behavior Form
– Additional Documentation May Be Required if Destination is Not in the Contiguous U.S. 
Only Cats and Dogs are Acceptable. 
WestJet AirlinesSubmit 3 Custom Forms 48 Hours Prior to Departure, Verify at Ticket Counter Where an Airline Representative Will Confirm You Can Fly With Your ESA, and Keep Forms Throughout Flight
– Confirmation of animal training
– Medical / mental health professional form, ESA letter
– Veterinary health form 
– Amphibians
– Animals improperly cleaned and/or with a foul odor
– Animals with tusks, horns, or hooves
– Ferrets
– Goats
– Hedgehogs
– Insects
– Non-household birds (birds of prey, farm poultry, game birds, waterfowl)
– Reptiles
– Rodents
– Snakes
– Spiders
– Sugar gliders