According to a report by "Live and Let Fly," an unidentified woman recently purchased two sets of tickets for her and her service animal at the Newark Liberty International Airport. United Airlines denied her service animal to board the plane.
Why might you ask? Well, her service animal was a very large peacock.
Fox News spoke with a representative of United Airlines and they told them that the peacock and the traveler were unable to board.
"This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size. We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport," United said in a statement.
According to United's Service Animal policy, "An animal should sit at the customer's feet without protruding into the aisles to comply with safety regulations."
Depending on the kind of peacock, some of these birds can grow as long as 9.5 feet. I highly doubt this bird could fold up and stow itself under the seat.
United also told Fox that they are reevaluating their support animal policies. However, Delta was quick to change their rules resulting in not so happy fliers.
"United is dedicated to providing convenient and comfortable service to all of our customers," United Airlines said. "We know that some customers require an emotional support animal to assist them through their journey. 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. In our effort to better balance protecting our employees and customers while accommodating passengers with disabilities, we are reviewing our existing policy and plan to share more soon."
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