A new regulation that took effect May 13th requires airlines to ensure that passengers traveling with service animals have access to relief areas for their working animals. The new rule is not only good news for people who travel with service animals; it means that soon just about every airport in the country will have a pit stop for pets.
(Tucson International Airport’s Prickly Paws pet relief area)
Most airports locate their pet relief areas landside, in the non-secure area of the airport. But a few, including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Salt Lake City International Airport, and Fresno Yosemite International Airport have set up relief areas post-security, in the secure part of the airport.