31 Jan '18, 9am

Woman with 'emotional support' peacock barred from flight

(ASIAONE ) - With a peacock perched on her arm, a woman attempted to check in for her flight at a New Jersey airport last Saturday (Jan 27). She and her "emotional support animal" were turned away by United Airlines despite her offer to buy the bird its own air ticket, US media reported. In photos posted on travel talk show The Jet Set's Facebook page, the large pheasant could be seen resting on a luggage trolley. Reports of the incident have ruffled the feathers of netizens. Some of them said that United Airlines should have allowed the traveller to board her flight with her peacock while others called the incident ridiculous. Several airlines in the United States allow service animals and emotional support animals in the cabin to accompany persons with disabilities. However, these travellers have to produce documentation from licensed healthcare professionals. United tol...

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