Alaska Airlines has announced an update to its support animal policy to limit the number and type of emotional support animals and type of service animals a customer can travel with on all aircraft, the company said.
The updated policy aligns with recent airline industry changes and provides clear guidance and a consistent and safe travel experience for guests and employees. This change is being made to protect the health and safety of passengers and crew while maintaining a safe and orderly operation.
Summary of the new policy, which goes into effect for all travel occurring on or after Oct. 1, 2018, regardless of when booked:
Guests traveling with an emotional support animal may bring only one emotional support animal on the flight. Emotional support animals will be limited to either a dog or cat. No other species of animal will be permitted.
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.