United Airlines Deny Boarding Pass To Peacock And Her Owner
United Airlines’ policy on emotional support animals is likely to undergo a change. And rightly so! What with the weird situations it can get caught into otherwise! From information received, one female passenger tried to board the airlines with a peacock, her supposed service animal. Apparently the woman had purchased a ticket for the animal and found nothing wrong in approaching the airline for a boarding pass for her animal.
The woman’s request was denied by the airline as the required guidelines on size and weight were not met by the animal. Sufficient documentation from a medical professional 48 hours prior to boarding in support of the animal’s need by the passenger was not made available to the airline. However, the woman just refused to understand the situation in spite of explaining it to her not once but thrice before their arrival to the airport. The woman had made a similar attempt from JFK which was predictably unsuccessful.
Thanks to the travel show, Jet Set, information, videos and photographs could be posted on the drama that took place at the airport after the arrival of the woman and her animal. A talk show on service animals to be aired by Jet Set is in the offing.
Officials at the Newark Liberty International Airport had to really try hard in sending the woman back to her hotel and giving ticket refunds and return cab fare finally helped to achieve the objective. Bobby Laurie, Jet Set’s co-host empathized with the airlines saying that being a flight attendant formerly, he too was not without such weird experiences. However, with airlines charging for every baggage some crafty passengers try to obtain a free passageway for their household pet by declaring it to be their emotional support animal.
This incident just goes to show the outrageous lengths people will go to accommodate their supposed support animals. A change in rules of commercial airlines is definitely needed!