Trained Service Animals | Elite Airways

Trained Service Animals

Elite Airways will permit, without charge, a Trained Service Animal to accompany a person with a disability in the cabin. A Trained Service Animal is defined as a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to: (1) lead the blind, when the dog accompanies a passenger with impaired vision dependent upon such dog; (2) assist the deaf, when the dog accompanies a passenger with impaired hearing dependent upon such dog; (3) assist the physically and psychiatrically impaired passenger dependent upon such dog.

In the cases of (1) and (2) above, Elite Airways will also accept, such dogs when accompanied by the dog's trainer, with credible documentation, is en-route to the domicile of the owner for completion of training.

Only dogs will be accepted as Trained Service Animals. The passenger is required to keep the dog under control at all times, with the dog on a leash or harness while in the boarding area and onboard the aircraft.

Passengers travelling with a Trained Service Animal must complete and submit the Department of Transportation Service Animal Air Transportation Form, attesting to the dog's health, behavior, and training. Passengers must submit the completed DOT form to customerservice@eliteairways.net no later than 48 hours prior to travel.

Seating - The passenger may sit anywhere, except in an emergency exit row, provided the dog does not obstruct an aisle or egress of passengers in an emergency evacuation. The dog must fit within the floorspace of the passenger's seat. The dog may not occupy a seat.

Oxygen - No oxygen will be administered to a service animal in the event of an emergency.

Service Animals trained in explosive detection, contraband search, or search and rescue on active duty and traveling for that purpose will be accepted for travel only when such dogs are accompanied by U.S. military and U.S. government handlers. The passenger must present credible documentation the dog is traveling for that purpose.

U.S. Department of Transportation Service Animal Air Transportation Form