United Airlines denied a woman's attempt to bring a peacock onto a flight. And most importantly-where can I get an emotional support peacock?
"I'm not kidding this woman is wrangling her peacock into the airport - right now, wrangling a peacock in the airport", a woman can be heard saying in the background of the video. Andrea Hiller, a spokeswoman for United, said the customer was told three times before she came to the airport that the peacock would not be able to take flight with her.
Some airlines will allow passengers to bring along a dog or cat to serve as emotional support during a flight, but some airlines are not quite so lenient when it comes to bringing animals on their flights.
Despite having a second ticket for a flight to make room for her peacock, an unidentified woman claims the request to United Airlines to bring her fine-feathered companion along for the flight was denied.
Those new regulations require anyone flying with emotional support or psychiatric service animals to submit a veterinarian health form and immunization record to Delta at least 48 hours in advance of a flight.
Effective March 1, Delta will require passengers traveling with service or support animals to show proof of good health and up-to-date immunizations with 48 hours notice, according to a statement.
Most react to emotional support animals with coos and adornment, but for Dexter the peacock, reactions were far from welcoming.
According to another incident reported by CNN, a woman boarded a US Airways flight at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport last fall with an emotional support pig, which weighed an estimated 70 to 80 pounds. The airline said it had seen an 84% increase since 2016 in incidents involving improperly trained animals, including urination, defecation, and attacks on passengers and crew members. One passenger was mauled by an emotional-support dog, according to Business Insider.
Airlines are also never required to accept snakes, reptiles, rodents, ferrets, or spiders.