One of AAFA's top priority advocacy issues for the past two years is the issue of the rising numbers of animals on planes and trains. Animal dander can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Lately, there has been a surge of emotional support animals allowed on planes, and many of them are falsely "certified" by their human owners. This not only puts people with asthma and allergies at risk, but also people with other legitimate medical needs for service animals.
We have submitted letters to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the media and others on this issue.
We want to hear from you about your experiences with flying in the U.S.
- Have you been accommodated by airlines?
- Have you been seated next to an emotional support animal?
- Have you had to change your travel plans because of animals?
- Have you had an asthma attack or allergic reaction on flight, and suspected it was triggered by animals?
Please send us an email with your travel story to . We want to know the issues people are facing and also want to identify people who may be willing to share their story publicly with the media, airlines or other stakeholders.