Passenger Accessibility

Each of our passengers have specific needs, and you are the best judge of the service you require. The following information is provided to assist with your trip planning.

In addition to requesting special assistance when making your reservation, please let our In-flight crew members know of your special needs during your travel. Friendly reminders to our employees are always appreciated and will help us place a face with a request for assistance.

Due to equipment size or other operational restrictions, we may be limited in certain services.

We recommend all customers travel with essential medications in a carry-on bag that can be placed beneath the seat in front of you for quick access if needed.


Personal Transportation Notice

In the interest of safety for our customers and employees, we do not accept any lithium-powered personal transportation devices of any kind, including Segways, hoverboards, etc., as checked or carry-on baggage.


Wheelchair Accessibility

Please request wheelchair services or other required assistance when reservations are made, and verify information is recorded upon check-in.

Onboard wheelchairs (the aircraft wheelchair for use during flight) are only available on the E-170 and E-175 aircraft.

All Republic aircraft are equipped with lavatories; with ADA-accessible lavatories available on the E-170 and E-175 aircraft.

Enplaning and deplaning will be provided by a passenger loading bridge in most locations except for those locations where a passenger loading bridge is not available.


Batteries

For safety reasons, our partner will examine all batteries to determine proper handling. For all wheelchair batteries not labeled by their manufacturer as ‘non-spillable’, and for wheelchairs which cannot be loaded, stowed, secured, and unloaded in an upright position at all times, removal and airline dangerous goods packaging procedures apply. Lithium-ion wheelchair batteries must be removed from the wheelchair and carried in the cabin by the passenger. The battery must have its terminals protected or insulated and must fit under the seat in front.


Breathing Devices/POC

For information regarding our policies for acceptance and usage of Personal Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) on our flights, please visit the website of the airline on which you will be traveling–American, Delta or United. A 48 hour advance notice may be required.

NOTE: The SeQual Eclipse and SeQual SAROS models are approved devices; however their dimensions are such that they cannot be stowed under the seat as required for carriage. Therefore, these models may be transported in the cabin and stowed in an overhead compartment for taxi, takeoff and landing, and may only be used during flight. If you need the consistent use of a POC, please select a different device for your travels.

Battery operated nebulizers, respirators, ventilators, and CPAP machines are accepted for transport as checked baggage provided they are packaged in accordance with DOT Hazardous Materials requirements for air transport on Republic aircraft.

  • All breathing devices to be used on board must be labeled by the manufacturer stating that they have been tested and are FAA compliant.
  • Breathing devices that do not have the manufacture’s label stating that they have been tested and are FAA compliant and do not have the RTCA on file with Republic Airline may be carried on board but are not permitted for use on board the aircraft.

Assistive devices are a free carry-on item.


Service Animals

Service animals are welcome on all flights. There are no additional charges for service animals traveling in the cabin.

To travel with an emotional support or psychiatric service animal in the cabin, you’ll need to contact the Reservations desk of our codeshare partner at least 48 hours before your flight and submit the required documentation. Please bring with you your documentation dated within one year from the date of the scheduled initial flight on the letterhead of a licensed mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker), or from a medical doctor specifically treating the customer’s mental or emotional disability.

For information on traveling with pets, click here.