2019 US / Canada ESA Airline Travel Requirements

Typical airline traveling requirements

  • One emotional support animal per person
  • Animal must be clean and well-behaved
  • Animals must be able to fit at your feet, under your seat or in your lap (lap animals must be smaller than a 2-year old child)
  • If the animal is in a kennel, it must fit under the seat in front of you with the animal in it

Emotional support animals cannot:

  • Be seated in an exit row
  • Protrude into or block aisles
  • Occupy a seat
  • Eat from tray tables

If your animal doesn’t fit within the allowed spaces, you may need to:

  • Rebook on a flight with more open seats
  • Buy a ticket for the animal
  • Transport the animal as a checked pet