Monday, June 27, 2022

VIDEO: Woman barred from carrying peacocks on US flight

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WASHINGTON: A woman at Newark Liberty International Airport in US was left spitting feathers when she couldn’t take her pet peacock on a United Airlines flight.

According to Fox News, the woman called the bird as ‘comfort animal’ and said she felt it necessary to have her “emotional support” by her side.

The woman also told the officials that she had an extra ticket booked for the bird. Sadly, the peacock couldn’t accompany her and the airlines stated a number of reasons for denying entry to the bird.

Earlier this month, Delta made headlines when they redefined their norms to carry pets on flights. They urged their flyers to present documentation two days in advance that certifies their need for an animal as well as proof of the animal’s training and vaccination. The move provoked other airlines – including United Airlines – to redefine their rules and regulations for pets.

However, they still refused the woman from bringing her peacock as reportedly, the animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, “including its weight and size”. “We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport,” United Airlines said in a statement.

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