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United Airlines Bars Woman's Emotional Support Peacock From Flight—And She's Pissed
3 months ago

Emotional support animals have become all the rage. To be fair, there are plenty of people who truly need them. However, there are certainly those who abuse the privilege and relative ease of registration to be able to do things like bring their pet into a restaurant, or onto a plane.

Live and Let's Fly reported on Monday...

"...a woman tried to bring a peacock onboard a recent United Airlines flight at Newark Liberty International Airport. She did offer to pay for a second seat for this oversized bird, but claimed she had a right to bring it onboard as her emotional support animal."

While technically, dogs and cats can be brought into a cockpit of a plane without emotional support animal registration as long as they can fit underneath a seat, the registration helps pet owners to avoid additional fees, though the owner is required to give advance notice to the airline.

But there was more to the story...

WHAT?! We're discussing emotional support animals on an upcoming episode! Visit to find your local time...

Posted by The Jet Set on Sunday, January 28, 2018

But wait, there was even video posted on Tuesday!

Now we've got video! Check out The #Peacock arriving at #NewarkAirport before it was denied boarding on #United. (This video was sent to us by Sherri Ross!)

Posted by The Jet Set on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

So the peacock wasn't allowed onto the plane, and people had some feelings about it.

Many felt that this was an abuse of emotional support animal statutes...

Others felt that this did a disservice to those who really needed emotional support animals...

But mostly people just imagined what service animals they could get away with bringing onto a plane...

How about an emotional support tiger?

What will they think of next?

H/T: Twitter, Live and Let's Fly