Allegiant Air service animal policy is to welcome service and emotional support animals on all their flights. These animals accompany individuals with disabilities and may fly at no additional charge. Whether you’re flying with Allegiant or another carrier, Dogs on Planes encourages all travelers with any kind of service animal to be familiar with their rights and responsibilities.
Within the parameters of the rules and regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Allegiant Air has its own set of service animal policies as set forth by Section 48 in its Contract of Carriage. Here are the essential details you need to know.
Allegiant Air Service Animal Policy
When flying with a service animal, please present identification cards, tags, or other written documentation as evidence of the dog’s occupation. The dog should also have a harness, and the passenger should be able to provide credible verbal assurance.
Allegiant allows those traveling with service animals to sit in the bulkhead seat or other seating—it is up to the passenger’s preference. If the animal obstructs an aisle, you may be asked to move. Service animals may not occupy a seat. The service animal may only travel with his owner/the person needing assistance. Service animals in training are also accepted by Allegiant for transport.
Allegiant Air Emotional Support Animal Policy and Travel Form
The Allegiant Air emotional support animal policy is similar to airlines of comparable size and scope. These animals do not need to have training for a specific function but require proper documentation on the letterhead of a mental health professional. This note must state that the passenger has a mental or emotional health-related disability recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). It should also state that the animal’s presence is necessary for the passenger’s mental health or treatment—or to assist him or her with a disability during the flight or at the passenger’s destination.
Additionally, this note should include that the individual providing the assessment is a licensed mental health professional and that the passenger is under his or her care. The date and type of the mental health professional’s license must be provided.