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Traveling With Service Animals (Part 1)…American Airlines

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Service animals have been in the spotlight lately, so we’ve researched the regulations for different airlines for your convenience.  This is a multi-part series, so check back often!

American Airlines:

To travel with an emotional support or psychiatric service animal you must provide recent documentation (within 1 year) to Reservations at least 48 hours before your flight.

Doctor’s letter requirements

  • State you have a mental or emotional disability recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Show the need for emotional support or psychiatric service animal for air travel and / or activity at your destination
  • Proof of their licensing as a mental health professional or medical doctor (including date, type and state of license) and that you’re a patient

If we’re unable to validate your documentation or it wasn’t received at least 48 hours before your flight, the animal may need to be checked and travel in a kennel.

Here is a link to the necessary form.

Be sure to check with the airline before you travel to be sure you have everything in order to travel with your furry friend!

Up next…Delta Click here!.

Happy Travels!

The Wander the World team

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