Allergic Girl Advocacy: U.S. Department of Transportation, Looking for Comments by July 9, 2018

DOT page to send your comment

From the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America


Animals on planes have made big headlines in the past year. As more people travel with animals, more people with asthma and allergies triggered by pet dander are concerned about having serious reactions while flying.

  • Has the increase in animals on planes made travel difficult for you or family members with asthma or allergies? 
  • Have you had to change travel plans or leave a plane because of animals on your flight? 
  • Have you had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction on a flight because of sharing a cabin with animals?

If so, we encourage you to share your story with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). They are asking for public comments on pets on planes.


How Can I Send My Story to the DOT?

The DOT is asking for comments through July 9, 2018

Traveling by Air with Service Animals Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)

Docket ID: DOT-OST-2018-0068Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)

This rulemaking would address the appropriate definition of a service animal and include safeguards to ensure safety and reduce the likelihood that passengers wishing to travel with their pets on aircraft will be able to falsely claim that their pets are service animals. This ANPRM follows up on air travel accessibility issues discussed in the preamble of the 2008 Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) final rule. This rulemaking covers one of the topics initially proposed under RIN 2105-AE12. The Department is required by statute to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the items identified in RIN 2105-AE12 by July 15, 2017.

Go to this link to add your comment through July 9, 2018:.


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America also wants to hear from you: 

"We would also like you to share your story with AAFA. We are collecting your stories to advocate on your behalf with the DOT." Email AAFA


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