The passenger attempted to bring the peacock onboard a plane that was leaving from Newark Liberty International Airport, but United Airlines refused to give the animal a seat, alleging that it did not meet its guidelines "for a number of reasons", the statement to the media read. "We explained this to the customer on three separate occasions before she arrived at the airport", United said in a statement to Business Insider.
His owner, New York City based performance artist and photographer Ventiko says she will now be driving him across the country with her friends. How was the peacock going to fit in its seat in the first place?
Airline representatives and disability support advocates met in 2016 to establish guidelines for passengers who wish to bring their therapy animals on their flights.
Dogs, cats and even pigs and miniature horses have made it into airline passenger cabins as emotional support animals in recent years. The rule change was to prevent some planes being turned into zoos, where animals have relieved themselves on board or even sunk their teeth into other passengers.
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Delta issued its crackdown after a passenger's 70-pound support dog bit another customer in the face.
However, some organizations like the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) said that Delta's new policy violates certain provisions of the Department of Transportation's Air Carrier Access Act.
"In order to ensure we provide the best service to everyone onboard our flights, consistent with government rules we now require these customers to provide documentation from a medical professional and at least 48 hours advance notice".
It was a six-hour ordeal, according to the bird's Instagram.
Stories abound of scenes seemingly out of a parody movie; a duck wandering around an airline aisle; a flight attendant who said that they were asked to administer oxygen to a dog its owner claimed was having an anxiety attack midflight. "More people are cheating. And, as a person with a disability, I'll end up being penalized".