A woman tried to bring an emotional support peacock on a United flight — and it reveals a growing crisis for airlines

Business Insider | 1/30/2018 | Mark Matousek
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United Airlines denied a woman's attempt to bring a peacock onto a flight.

The woman reportedly claimed that the peacock was an emotional support animal — which would allow the animal to fly for free.

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While the woman offered to pay for the peacock's ticket, United would not let the animal onto the flight.

United Airlines denied a woman's efforts to bring a peacock onto a flight departing from Newark Liberty International Airport, according to the travel blog Live and Let's Fly.

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Photos of the peacock were posted to Facebook by the travel talk show the Jet Set.

The woman reportedly claimed that the peacock was an emotional support animal — which would allow the animal to fly for free. While the woman also offered to pay for the peacock's ticket, United would not let the animal onto the flight.

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"This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size. We explained this to the customer on three separate occasions before she arrived at the airport," United said in a statement to Business Insider.

The airline also said that it requires passengers to "provide documentation from a medical professional and at least 48 hours advance notice" before bringing an emotional...
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