JetBlue Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and Psychiatric Service Dog Policy
JetBlue Main Takeaways:
- JetBlue allows passengers to travel with psychiatric service dogs but requires the completion of the Service Animal Air Transportation form at least 48 hours before traveling.
- Passengers can travel with up to two trained service dogs but need a separate form for each dog.
- JetBlue requires 48 hours advance notice for passengers traveling with psychiatric service dogs.
- Small dogs and cats may travel in the cabin with their owners for a pet fee of $125 each way.
- There are no specific breed restrictions, but aggressive animals may be turned away.
- Pet carriers must fit under the seat and cannot exceed specific size and weight limits.
- Domestic flights accept pets, and vaccination requirements vary by state.
- JetBlue does not fly pets to certain international destinations, and CDC guidelines restrict pets from certain countries for US inbound travel.
Understanding and abiding by JetBlue ESA and PSD policies helps make your travel arrangement go more smoothly.
JetBlue’s Required Documents
To travel with a psychiatric service dog on JetBlue, download and complete the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Service Animal Air Transportation form. Once completed, submit the forms at least 48 hours before traveling.
Passengers may travel with up to two trained service dogs but must complete a separate form for each dog. All fields on the form must be filled out, and a copy of each dog’s form must be on your person when arriving at the airport, boarding your flight, and making transfers.
Additionally, those flying to high-risk countries require a CDC Dog Import Permit until further notice.
JetBlue requires passengers traveling with a psychiatric service dog to provide at least 48 hours advance notice. For reservations and other information regarding your flight, you can call. 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583). Hearing- and speech-impaired passengers can call 1-800-336-5530.
According to the JetBlue pet policy, small dogs and cats may travel in the cabin with their owners as long as they are in an FAA-approved carrier. Only one pet per passenger is permitted.
JetBlue’s Pet Fees
The airline charges a pet fee of $125 each way. You may book your pets on the mobile app, online, or by contacting the airline. Only six pets are allowed per flight, so it is important to book early.
JetBlue’s Breed Restrictions
While JetBlue does not appear to have any specific breed restrictions, the airline reserves the right to turn away any animal exhibiting signs of aggression and poses a threat to staff members or other travelers.
JetBlue’s Pet Carrier Size Requirements
Your pet and its carrier must fit under the seat in front of you. The carrier cannot exceed 17 inches long, 12.5 inches wide, or 8.5 inches high. The combined weight must not be more than 20 pounds.
JetBlue’s Travel Requirements
JetBlue’s passengers must adhere to domestic and international flight guidelines and US inbound travel guidelines.
All domestic flights accept pets. Vaccination requirements vary by state. Those traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico must provide proof of vaccinations.
JetBlue does not fly pets to Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago, nor does it fly to and from London. Following CDC guidelines, it cannot accept dogs or cats on flights to or from Colombia, Ecuador, or Peru.
Those traveling into the U.S. from high-risk areas must enter the country through JFK, which is a CDC-Classified Point of Entry for vaccinated pets.