Petition No 1048/2019 by Guido Serra (Italian) on the acceptance and recognition of emotional support animals on flights operated by EU airlines  
Petition data  

1048/2019

Summary title: Petition No 1048/2019 by Guido Serra (Italian) on the acceptance and recognition of emotional support animals on flights operated by EU airlines

Petition number: 1048/2019

Topics: Transport

Country: European Union

Petitioner data  

Name: Guido Serra

Petition Summary  

The petitioner states that there is currently no formal recognition of emotional support animals in the EU. On flights operated by EU airlines, these animals are often not accepted in the cabin. On the other hand, there are rules for assistance dogs. The situation is different in the USA: under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), emotional support animals are accepted in the cabin. In the EU on the other hand, the airlines are given the choice whether to allow these animals in the cabin or not.