Matthew, Live and Let's Fly: Recently, I argued that airlines must crack down on the abuse of emotional support animals. Passengers continue to twist federal law to bypass pet cargo fees and bring animals onboard who do not belong onboard. Case in point: 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.
People typically bring dogs and cats on the plane with them as “emotional support” animals — which is already an issue for other passengers on the flight with allergies — but folks like this nutcase of a woman are taking
Dexter didn't make it on the plane, and neither will fake service animals.
United is the latest airline to crack down on so-called emotional support animals. The policy change was prompted in part by a passenger who tried to board a United flight with a large peacock Sunday. Peter Greenberg reports.
Earlier this week I wrote about United Airlines refusing to allow a woman to bring her peacock onboard as an emotional service animal. New details have emerged about the passenger and her bird. The incident occurred last Sunday at N...