A Florida college student says she was left in tears late last year after a Spirit Airlines employee said she wasn't permitted to bring her emotional support hamster on board a flight. Yes, her emotional support hamster. Before you laugh at this story, however, keep reading down below. Show More Summary
Washington (AFP) - First it was Dexter the Peacock. Now it's Pebbles the Hamster.
A woman in Florida says an airline told her to flush her hamster down an airport toilet because the emotional support rodent wasn't allowed to fly with her. The Miami Herald reports Belen Aldecosea flew home from college to South...Show More Summary
Now that emotional support animals are at the center of a public discussion balancing the comfort of passengers with the safety of others, more stories are emerging. But does the latest hamster story pass the smell test? Belen Aldecosea, a 21-year-old college student, discovered a potentially cancerous growth on her neck. Show More Summary
"It is incredibly disheartening to hear this Guest reportedly decided to end her own pet’s life"
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman says an airline told her to flush her hamster down an airport toilet because the emotional support rodent wasn't allowed to fly with her.
There has been a huge rise in the number of people traveling with emotional support animals, to the point that both Delta and United have added further restrictions on traveling with such animals. The new regulations don’t make it impossible to travel with an emotional support animal, though they do require more paperwork. Spirit Airlines…
In yet another incident involving the attempted transport of an emotional support animal on a commercial flight, a 21-year-old college student flushed Pebbles, her dwarf hamster, down an airport toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to...Show More Summary
A college student says that Spirit Airlines told her when she made her flight reservation that she could bring her emotional support hamster named Pebbles onboard the plane. She bought Pebbles after a golf ball-sized lump developed on her neck and led to a cancer scare. Show More Summary
The airlines have been pushing back by making it tougher to fly with emotional support animals and I can’t say that I disagree with them. Years back I rarely recall ever seeming emotional support animals in the airport. These days, it seems like I see animals in the airport all the time. Show More Summary
When Dexter the emotional support peacock was denied entrance to a flight, he drove cross country. Pebbles the hamster wasn't so lucky. When Spirit Airlines didn't let her board the plane, her owner flushed her down the toilet after...Show More Summary
Headlines and highlights from around the web: This truly horrifying story just popped up in my news feed. A college student is claiming she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet because an airline employee pressured her to do so. Originally informed the hamster would be allowed, at the airport she was ultimately told no, […]
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She claims a Spirit Airlines employee suggested she do it. by Katie Herzog RIP Pebbles Getty Images Today in cute animal news, a college student from Miami claims a Spirit Airlines employee suggested that she flush her emotional support hamster down a toilet when she wasn't allowed to fly with it. Show More Summary
The rules and regulations regarding service animals on planes is something that many airlines are trying to tighten up, but this latest incident proves that things are rather confusing. A student went to catch a flight home to South Florida and she attempted to bring her emotional support pet hamster with her. Show More Summary