American Airlines follows and supports the Department of Transportation's minimum requirements when flying with emotional support animals (ESAs). However, they also have some discretion on how they may verify an emotional support animal before your trip.
Along with your emotional support animal letter, these three (3) forms must be completed, submitted and received by the airline within 48 hours before your flight. Fax forms to: 817-967-4715. They will notify you when your documents are approved.
If you're not 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.
American Airline Emotional Support Dogs and Animals may fly in the cabin at no charge if they meet these requirements:
ESAs may not:
If your ESA doesn't fit within the allowed spaces, you may need to:
Emotional support animals MUST always be in control by leash and/or harness. Check out our different colored, TSA friendly ESA dog vests and emotional support animal leashes below.