Emotional Support Peacock Denied Flight

Do you think the emotional support animal craze is getting a little out of hand?   United Airlines apparently does.  Over the weekend they turned away an emotional support peacock at a New Jersey airport and are now considering revising the guidelines for service and comfort animals.

United Airlines said in a statement that they explained to the customer on three separate occasions that she would not be able to fly with the bird.

United Airlines added in a statement on emotional support animals that the airline was “dedicated to providing convenient and comfortable service to all of our customers.”

“We know that some customers require an emotional support animal to assist them through their journey,” the statement said. “In order to ensure we provide the best service to everyone onboard our flights, consistent with government rules we currently require these customers to provide documentation from a medical professional and at least 48 hours advance notice.”

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