This Sunday, travel blog Live and Let’s Fly wrote about the incident, which happened at the Newark airport in New Jersey. A Brooklyn-based artist named Ventiko (real name unknown) decided to bring her peacock, Dexter, onto her flight to Las Angeles.
Dexter, who had once been part of a loving couple with a peahen named Etta (whereabouts unknown), was denied by United Airlines due to weight and size restrictions.
“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,” United said.
Ventiko offered to buy a separate ticket for Dexter, which she called her “emotional support animal,” but the airline remained firm. After six hours at the airport, the duo was forced to drive cross country instead.
I have a couple of questions here.