Where do guide dogs sit on planes?

Asked By: Jules Tremblay
Date created: Sun, Feb 7, 2021 9:31 AM
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Guide/assistance dogs travel in the aircraft cabin and must sit on the floor at the passenger's feet.

A maximum of four Guide/assistance dogs are permitted per flight.

The dog along with containers and food are carried free of charge.

Answered By: Elijah Johnson
Date created: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 11:34 AM
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In a nutshell, airlines shall permit dogs and other service animals used by people with disabilities to accompany them on a flight. Note that service animals do not need to perform a function for the passenger during the flight in order to fly in the cabin…
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Unlike pet dogs, recognised guide and assistance dogs are permitted to travel with their owners in the cabin of the aircraft with UK, European and most international air carriers, who will provide floor space in an adjoining seat or across the bulkhead, usually at no additional charge to guide and assistance dog owners

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Unlike pet dogs, recognised guide and assistance dogs are permitted to travel with their owners in the cabin of the aircraft with UK, European and most international air carriers, who will provide floor space in an adjoining seat or across the bulkhead, usually at no additional charge to guide and assistance dog owners

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Pets are placed in "hold 5", at the rear of the plane.

It is part of the cargo area underneath the cabin, but it is separated and it is heated.

It is kept at the same temperature and pressure as the cabin, since the captain is notified of animals on board, and will make sure of this.

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Depending on the animals' breed, size and requirements, they can travel as a carry-on, be checked or transported with American Airlines Cargo.

With the exception of a few breed restrictions, you can only travel with cats and dogs.

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At this time we get the dogs used to having their back rubbed by petting as they pee or poop.

When the dog is older and working as a guide dog, the dogs blind handler can say "get busy" and rub the dogs back (the back arches differently whether the dog pees or poops) and then within an inch there's the dog poop.

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Service Dogs cannot block or obstruct aisles on the plane, they may not sit in a seat, and for safety reasons, the handler and dog cannot be seated in an emergency exit row.

While Emotional Support Animals are not granted access under the ADA, the ACAA does allow them to fly with their owners.

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