Air Department of Transportation (DOT) Service Animal Form
The U.S. Department of Transportation published a final rule concerning service animals in the Federal Register on December 10th, 2020. According to it and the Department’s Air Carrier Access Act, a service animal handler has to provide carriers with two forms of documentation, namely a U.S. Department of Transportation Service Animal Air Transportation Form and a U.S. Department of Transportation Service Animal Relief Attestation Form.
In case people find the process of getting all needed documents tedious or challenging, we offer them our services as professionals in the sphere of animal service. All you need to do is to provide us with all the required information and wait. The copy will be sent to your email, so you can print it out at any time you need it.
Can Airlines Decline a Person with a Service Animal?
Yes, there are a few conditions that may allow airlines to decline a service animal handler:
- An animal violates safety requirements (too heavy, too large, etc.);
- It can be a direct threat to the health or safety of others;
- It cannot behave well on the plane;
- A service animal owner didn’t provide DOT service animal forms to the airlines on time.
Other than that, a person with a service animal cannot be denied at the airport; if so, the help of the ADA may be used to deal with this problem.
How Can Employees at the Airport Define a Service Animal?
- Ask a person whether their animal is indeed a service animal and what tasks it typically perform for the owner;
- Look to see whether there are any service animal accessories, like harnessed, leashed, and so on;
- See whether an animal is well-trained and behaves well.
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