National Service Animal Registry


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Alaska Airlines Emotional Support Animal Forms and Requirements

Flying with your pet on Alaska Airlines can cost you $100.00 each way. However, Alaska Airlines ESA policy is your emotional support dog or animal may fly in the cabin of the aircraft at no additional charge. That's correct! No extra cost, your anxieties of flying are eased, and you know that your furry friend is safe with you in the cabin of the aircraft, not subjected to hot and/or cold temperatures that occur in cargo compartment of the aircraft. Alaska Airlines only asks that you complete a few forms prior to your flight and adhere to some of their requirements while at the airport and while on board the plane.

Alaska Airlines Emotional Support Animal Forms

Flying with your emotional support dog on Alaska Airlines is quite simple once you're familiar with their process. For beginners, you'll need an emotional support animal letter. Once you have that letter from a licensed mental health professional and/or your doctor, you'll want to download, complete, and submit their three (3) required documents at least 48 hours in advance to your flight.

  1. Medical/Mental Health Professional Form
  2. Veterinary Health Form, or vaccination record with current rabies vaccination information
  3. Confirmation of Animal Behavior Form (Handler Form)

Download Alaska Airlines ESA Forms Here

If you're not currently working with a licensed mental health professional to complete the Medical/Mental Health Professional Form and/or obtain a prescription ESA letter, we recommend using Chilhowee Psychological Services (CPS). CPS is the original and most trusted and referred online provider of prescription emotional support animal letters.

Alaska Airlines ESA Requirements

Alaska Airlines priority is everyone's safety: yours, your ESA, and their other passengers. To ensure the safety and comfort in the duration of that flight, they ask that an ESA and their handler follow a few friendly reminder and requirements:

  1. The animal is expected to be seated on the floor below a guest's seat or, if small enough, may sit on the handler's lap.
  2. The animal doesn't exceed the footprint, personal space of a guest space, or extend into the aisle.
  3. The animal may not occupy a tray table or eat off the tray table.
  4. The animal must be either a cat, dog, or miniature horse, and no younger that 4-months old.
  5. The animal should be in an approved kennel/carrier or leashed on the handler's lap.

Because the emotional support dog and/or animal must be in control by the owner at all times while at the airport and on the plane, we highly recommend our NSAR, TSA-friendly ESA dog vests and ESA leashes. They meet Alaskan Airlines requirements to have your animal travel with you on your lap, as long as the animal isn't larger than an average two-year old.