Would You Want to Fly with a Peacock?

Would You Want to Fly with a Peacock?

Recently, a peacock made headlines at an airport. The interesting thing is, it didn’t make headlines for the reason one would suspect when hearing about a bird at an airport. This bird didn’t delay flights or damage a plane on the runway. No, it was trying to board a flight.

The story takes place at Newark Liberty International Airport where a woman tried to bring her emotional support animal onto a flight with her. The animal in question was a peacock. United Airlines decided to not let the bird onto the plane, despite the fact that the woman had purchased an extra seat for the bird.

For those unaware, emotional support animals are animals that aren’t much different than pets. Unlike services dogs, emotional support animals do not have any training...