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United Airlines denies woman emotional support peacock on flight

She claimed that she had a second ticket for the peacock

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NEWARK, N.J. – United Airlines is cracking down on emotional support animals.

A woman at Newark Liberty International Airport recently brought a peacock to fly with her on a United Airlines flight, according to the travel blog Live and Let's Fly.

Live and Let Fly reported earlier this week that even though the unidentified woman claimed that she had a second ticket for the peacock, the airline denied her request.

A spokesperson for United said that the traveler(s) with the peacock were told they would not be able to bring it on board.

"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," said United in a statement.

Our sister station WJXT originally reported this story.


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