Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules and Regulations
Applies to Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, and Service Dogs
“Carriers shall accept as evidence that an animal is a service animal identification cards, other written documentation, presence of harnesses or markings on harnesses, tags or the credible verbal assurances of the qualified individual with disabilities using the animal.”
“Carriers shall permit a service animal to accompany a qualified individual with disabilities in any seat in which the person sits, unless the animal obstructs an aisle or other area that must remain unobstructed in order to facilitate an emergency evacuation.”
1Code of Federal Regulations,Title 24, Volume 1 [Revised as of April 1, 2001], Chapter 1, Part 100, Subpart D,
Section 100.204, http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.
2Code of Federal Regulations,Title 24, Volume 1 [Revised as of April 1, 2001], Chapter 1, Part 5, Subpart C,
Section 5.303, http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.
3See also Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR), Title 14, Part 382, Subpart C,
Section 382.55, http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=7d1e48475823e76ded72015c8dc8a5ef&rgn=
4Federal Register, Vol. 61, No. 213, Friday, November 1, 1996, Rules and Regulations, p. 56420,