Emotional support peacock denied entry on United flight out of Newark

He didn't fly there The peacock's owner who calls herself Ventiko later posted this selfie on the bird's Instagram page posing with her family and Dexter in Indiana

The passenger was trying to bring a large peacock in all its glory onto a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport and had even bought a second seat to accommodate the bird's massive, colorful plumage, according to the airline blog Live and Let's Fly earlier this week.

Others suggested that needing an emotional support peacock in the first place was a sign of deeper issues.

"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.

"We explained this to the customer on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport", the airline said in its statement to the peacock network.

"This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size", Hiller said in a statement sent to NorthJersey.com.

A woman tried (unsuccessfully) to bring a peacock onto a United flight recently, reportedly claiming that it was an emotional support animal, which would allow the animal to fly for free.

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Beginning March 1, the airline will require passengers with service animals to submit paperwork two full days before flying.

Most react to emotional support animals with coos and adornment, but for Dexter the peacock, reactions were far from welcoming. As the woman was stowing her belongings, it's reported the pig defecated on the floor of the plane and then began to howl.

Last summer, a man was hospitalized from bite wounds after another passenger's 70-pound dog attacked him while boarding a Delta flight.

Delta chose to enact stricter rules after noticing an 84 percent increase since 2016 in incidents involving untrained or poorly trained animals. But WestJet is a whole other story. From a business perspective, it is better to have 99% of the passengers happy with you than face any negative criticism over one passenger who may feel slighted by the decision, even if that decision goes viral.

Airlines are also never required to accept snakes, reptiles, rodents, ferrets, or spiders.

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