With Thanksgiving approaching, so is the holiday travel season. Alaska Airlines' director of sales and community marketing, Scott Habberstad, joined Daybreak's Travel Tuesday to talk about the end-of-year getaway rush.

Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals this year. Habberstad says that not much has changed, but the policy does line up with the guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The following is the new policy according to AlaskaAir.com:

Guests traveling with a trained service animal:

  • Service animals (now includes psychiatric service animals) will be limited to either a dog, cat or miniature horse.
  • Service animals must be under the control of their owner at all times.
  • Alaska Airlines accepts fully trained psychiatric service animals as trained service animals—no documentation is required for service animals.

Guests traveling with an emotional support animal:

  • May bring only one emotional support animal on the flight.
  • Emotional support animals will be limited to either a dog or cat.  No other species of animal will be permitted.
  • For the safety of other passengers, all emotional support animals must be in a carrier or leashed at all times.
  • Must provide appropriate documentation and 48-hours advance notice, per our existing policy. 

Habberstad also discussed the Anchorage airport's new Alaska Airlines hangar and holiday traveling tips.

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