Learn how an emotional support animal could be the solution to your mental problems
A common assumption is that just because you have an ESA letter, you can automatically board any flight. There are still a couple of things one needs to take care of. Under federal regulations, if you suffer from mental health conditions like anxiety, stress, depression or PTSD you can take your pet with you in-cabin, provided it is a legitimate ESA. There are certainly legitimate concerns you need to take care of before boarding. First of all your pet needs to be well behaved. Along with that, you might even need to fill out some forms. However, in the end, it is all about the practical aspect of the situation. So, choose your airline accordingly.
You are allowed to fly with your ESA if you have an ESA letter. However, every airline has different requirements that you have to comply with. Most of the airlines do not allow the following pets on board such as hedgehogs, ferrets, insects, rodents, snakes, spiders, reptiles, goats, non-household birds (farm poultry, waterfowl, game bird, & birds of prey), and pets with tusks, horns or hooves.
These airlines can refuse your ESA if it starts growling, jumping on passengers, relieving themselves in the gate area or cabin or eating off seatback tray tables.