This story is probably the most 2018 thing you will ready today. United Airlines denied a woman's "emotional support peacock" from a recent flight.
Live and Let Fly reported a woman at Newark International Airport tried getting her peacock onto a United Airlines Flight this week and was told no way. The woman even claimed she bought a second seat for the peacock but it still wasn't allowed.
ENOUGH ALREADY!! We are disgusting #EmotionalSupport animals on an upcoming episode! Much like this emotional support peacock recently spotted at Newark International Airport! #crewlife #avgeek #travel #airlines #news pic.twitter.com/bggNl4PIe0— The Jet Set (@TheJetSetTV) January 28, 2018
A spokesperson for United further told Fox News:
"This 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."
Delta just announced earlier this year it was cracking down on people abusing the "emotional support" animals policy. They said it came after an 84% increase in animals defecating, urinating, biting or attacking on flights.
Twitter had me crying with the response to the peacock:
Ooh this goes on my list of favorite emotional support animals on planes. I still love the emotional support turkey. pic.twitter.com/XwhZ3prGhd— Megan Sutherlin (@MeganSutherlin) January 30, 2018
There's nothing ridiculous about my emotional support Komodo Dragon.— Barry Freed (@BarryFreedNYC) January 30, 2018
I’ve met peacocks and they’re about as emotionally supportive as my late narcissistic grandmother.— Idlewild (@idlewild_) January 30, 2018
Have you ever tried touching a peacock when you saw one? They're about as emotionally supportive as your ex-boyfriend at a strip club.