Airlines appear to be clamping down on ’emotional support animals’ after people have turned up to check-in with giant peacocks, turkeys and other assorted creatures. This is despite, in many cases, the passenger being in possession of a valid doctor’s letter certifying the animal as a ‘comfort animal’.
Woman told she can’t take emotional support (dwarf) hamster on flight flushes it down toilet
On this particular occasion, it is reported that the airline told the woman it was fine to fly, but after checking in she was chased to the gate by a screaming airline worker who insisted rodents were not allowed on board.
I am now beginning to wonder if I may possibly encounter trouble with my ’emotional support cat’ on my next trip.