Flying Frontier: Emotional Support Animal Policies
Flying can be stressful, so if you have an emotional support animal, you'd probably like to bring it with you on your trip. If you're traveling with Frontier, emotional support animal companions will probably need to be counted as pets. Airlines are not required to accept ESAs, and each has its own policy on what types of animals passengers can have with them.
If you're planning a trip and need to confirm whether you can bring your ESA with you, DoNotPay can help. Here's what you need to know about planning a trip on Frontier with your ESA or service animal.
What Is Frontier Airlines’ Emotional Support Animal Policy?
Frontier does not allow passengers to travel with emotional support animals. While airlines no longer need to accommodate ESAs, they do need to accept service animals. If you have a fully trained service dog, including a psychiatric service dog, you can fly with the service dog without paying a pet fee.
To fly with a service dog, you'll need to fill out and return the Department of Transportation Service Animal Air Transportation Form at least 48 hours before your trip. This form includes information such as
- A description of your service dog
- Confirmation that the dog is vaccinated for rabies
- The name of the dog's veterinarian
- Your affirmation that the dog has been trained to perform a specific task to assist you
- Where the dog was trained
You can submit this form online, but it's a good idea to bring a copy to the airport with you. Airport staff may ask you questions about your service dog to confirm that it is, in fact, a trained service animal, such as what task or tasks the dog is trained to perform.
Additional requirements for traveling with a service animal include
- The animal must be fully trained and at least four months old.
- The animal needs to be kept on a leash or harness.
- The animal needs to be well behaved throughout the flight and in the airport.
- You cannot sit in the emergency exit row during your flight.
During the flight, your service dog can either sit on the floor of the aircraft or on your lap. If you're flying internationally with a service dog, you'll need to check the requirements for bringing an animal into the specific country you're visiting.
How Emotional Support Animals Help People:
|Improves Your Schedule||Schedules and routines may be very important, yet, schedules may seem tedious. A pet requires care and a certain routine. You must feed them; you have to walk them, bathe them, play with them, etc. Setting your schedule to be based on their needs can also impact your other day-to-day tasks.|
|Improve Memory and Focus||Pets are very good at keeping person-centered. If you forget to feed them, they will remind you. If you feel lost in thought, they can give you a nudge to remind you that they are there.|
|Improve Sleep||If you are someone who suffers from hyperactivity, you may feel unable to rest well at night. After running, walking, playing, and focusing on your pet throughout the day, you may be able to rest more at night.|
|Relieves Stress||Pets provide unconditional love to their owners. They are unable to yell or do things that may stress you. This can give you a sense of confidence and reduce your risk of depression or anxiety.|
How to Fly Frontier With an Emotional Support Animal
Frontier does not allow emotional support animals for passengers. You can try to contest this policy if you'd like, but your easiest option will probably be taking your ESA as a pet. While you will need to keep your ESA in a pet carrier during the entire flight, you will be able to keep the animal with you.
The following types of animals are allowed to travel on Frontier flights:
- Guinea pigs
- Small birds
Frontier charges a $99 pet fee for each leg of your trip. The airline does not require a pet health certificate, but some states and international destinations might make sure to confirm the requirements for the specific places you're traveling to.
Use DoNotPay to Help You Fly With Your Emotional Support Animal
Traveling with an emotional support animal or service animal can be complicated. Whether you're flying Frontier or any other airline, DoNotPay can help you quickly, easily, and successfully confirm the requirements for traveling with your animal. Save yourself the time and stress of getting in touch with the airline's customer service staff and let DoNotPay handle your request for you. If you need to get an ESA letter, DoNotPay can help you find an affordable service to do so as well.
Here's how DoNotPay can help:
With our new Service and Emotional Support Animals product, DoNotPay can help you contact airlines to learn about their ESA accommodation policies, as well as their procedures for traveling with service animals.
- Search "service animal" on DoNotPay.
- Select the type of issue you need help with, including contacting your landlord about your ESA/service animal, asking your airline about ESA options, or requesting ESA/service accommodations at other venues.
- Answer a series of questions about your current situation and the details of your ESA/service animal, so we can generate the best results for you.
It's that simple. DoNotPay will get in touch with the airline you'll be traveling with and then let you know about the answers to your questions.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay can help you with your ESA in a number of ways, so you can:
- Sue if your rights have been violated
- Secure an ESA letter
- Make sure your ESA is allowed in your home
- Understand the Fair Housing Act's ESA requirements
- Fly United with an ESA
- Fly Southwest with an ESA
- Read example ESA letters
- Fly American with an ESA
If you're planning a trip on Frontier with an emotional support animal, contact DoNotPay now!