United Airlines denied a woman trying to fly with her emotional support peacock


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/31/united-airlines-denied-a-woman.html


#2

So she was…
[puts on sunglasses]
…cock blocked?

:sunglasses:


#3

I have stood next to these birds many many times.

THEY ARE REALLY LOUD.


#4

It’s a FLIGHTLESS BIRD, y’all.


#5

There were a bunch running around one of the castles I visited in Lisbon. It seemed they were treated more as pests (a la urban pigeon) than something special.


#6

As God as my witness I thought peacocks could fly


#7

Seriously…a peacock…an emotional support peacock?!?

Just take a Xanax and get on the plane dammit!!!

I know I am being callous on this, but how in the hell is the emotional support animal a PEACOCK?!


#8

growing up we had them (running wild) around our yard/woods (they can actually survive outdoors in the winter in Wisconsin). They worked well as guards as they would loudly call out any time a car pulled into the driveway. So loud you could hear them inside the house.


#9

b/c a xanax looks boring on instagram and she is a performance artist and williamsburg and q u i r k y


#10

You will get no emotional support from one of those bastards. Mean and nasty they are.


#11

Just dropped by Ventiko’s website. Oh dear. I’ll just say that their work is not to my taste.


#12

Is this a reference to something? Because peacocks can definitely fly.


#14

So my emotional support hippopotamus isn’t gonna be there for me if I fly united?


#15

To be honest I don’t literally mean take Xanax…more generically medicate yourself as most folks do when flying (prescriptions or alcohol I think is what most folks do).

I just am feeling that when you claim your support animal is a peacock…yeah, you’ve sort of lost me.


#16

It must be hard to keep an eye on.
*rimshot


#17

Oh, now I get it.


#18

Can you say publicity stunt?


#19

I ate a peacock once, it’s a long story fraught with debauchery, melancholy, and poor life choices.


#20

For you or the bird?


#21

I don’t kiss and tell.