Emotional Support Animal JetBlue Airways

Reviewed By Kyoko •  Updated: 12/14/22 •  3 min read
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Emotional Support Animal JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is a New York-based airline that is the seventh largest domestic airline in the United States. The company was founded in 2000 as JetBlue Airways Corporation by David Neeleman, who also serves as its chief executive officer (CEO). In 2001, it began operating commercial flights for the first time. In 2007, it acquired Air Sunshine Inc., which was headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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That year, it also introduced its first international service to Aruba from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The following year, JetBlue entered the airline industry’s first and largest U.S.-wide partnership with Continental Airlines. The alliance allows passengers to fly with one airline code and book flights on either partner’s website or app with only one fare purchased at either airline’s website or app.

JetBlue is one of the only airlines which is recognized by Skytrax, the International Air Transport Organization Rating, as providing customers with excellent service on their flights and on board products. Ratings include everything from seats to food and drinks, to the environment and facilities onboard the plane, to the staff who work in the cabin, to the ground staff who deliver the service that customers expect.

JetBlue’s animal policy regarding the passengers that would like to bring their emotional support animal is in line with guidelines published by the Department of Transportation (DOT), that govern the use of service animals and emotional support animals under the Air Carrier Access Act.

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

An emotional support animal is an animal that provides comfort and therapeutic benefits for a person with a disability. Emotional support animals provide therapeutic benefits for people who suffer from anxiety or depression, by providing physical contact, stability, and affection.

An emotional support animal does not need to be trained to perform specific tasks such as fetching things or pulling wheelchairs. Emotional support animals can be any form besides real animals. Those include miniature dogs, miniature horses, and other non-restraint animals who provide a calming effect for the owner.

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What are the regulations of taking ESAs to board JetBlue Airways?

JetBlue will accept only emotional support animals that are limited to dogs, cats and miniature horses, and will allow only one (1) animal to accompany a traveler on a scheduled flight. Customers who plan to bring an animal that is an animal that supports them or that may act as a psychiatric service animal must inform JetBlue 48 hours in advance that they intend to do this.

The documents that they need to provide before boarding their airlines consists of Medical or Mental Health Professional Form, Veterinary Health Form and Confirmation of Animal Behavior Form. All of these documents need to be submitted online at least 48 hours in advance.

Documentation needed for animals that provide emotional support or psychiatric services must travel with the animal and be provided to JetBlue personnel to review. Animals are tested for their behavior at the airport to verify that they are acting safely. This is done to protect passengers and employees.

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Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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