Service Animals shall have identifiers such as identification cards, other written documentation, presence of harnesses, tags or “the credible verbal assurances of a qualified individual with a disability using the animal”.
Please note: documentation is not required as a condition for permitting an individual to travel with his or her service animal in the cabin unless a customer’s verbal assurance is not credible.
Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animals
Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animals require current documentation (i.e., not more than one year old) on letterhead or prescription from a licensed mental health professional or physician* stating the following:
- The customer has a mental health-related disability.
- The animal accompanying the customer is necessary to the customer’s mental health or treatment.
- The number and type of animal(s)
- The individual providing the assessment of the customer is a licensed mental health professional and the customer is under his or her professional care.
- The mental health professional’s license number OR the type of license, the issue date and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued
Always include the confirmation number on all correspondence.
Please note: Required documentation for Emotional Support Animals must always accompany the animal when traveling and is to be presented upon request to JetBlue airport personnel for review.
*Any licensed mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed clinical social worker) including a medical doctor who is specifically treating a customer's mental or emotional disability.