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ESA Letter

bricosko
New Arrival

My psychiatrist, who recommended my ESA, wrote me a letter to allow my dog to fly with me. Her letter references DSM-V, which replaced DSM-IV, but the Southwest policy asks for DSM-IV - am I going to have a problem at the airport? Thanks!

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Re: ESA Letter

Willcm54
New Arrival

I am wondering the answer to this question too. Will documentation with DSM-V be accepted? Thank you 

Re: ESA Letter

rtbarron
Active Member

@bricosko wrote:

My psychiatrist, who recommended my ESA, wrote me a letter to allow my dog to fly with me. Her letter references DSM-V, which replaced DSM-IV, but the Southwest policy asks for DSM-IV - am I going to have a problem at the airport? Thanks!


@bricosko @Willcm54

The logical answer would be "Yes, Southwest will accept the letter that references the new manual" especially since the new manual has been out for 5 years already. However, for Southwest's official answer, I refer you to their Contact Us page here:

https://www.southwest.com/contact-us/contact-us.html

Twitter seems to be the fastest way to get your question answered.