Airline bans 'emotional support' peacock from boarding plane

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'Emotional support' peacock banned from flight. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on January 31, 2018. (WPVI)

An emotional support animal ruffled some feathers at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

A passenger was proud enough to actually try and fly with her peacock.

According to a post in the airline blog "Live and Let's Fly", the woman tried to bring the peacock on board a recent United Airlines flight.

She even offered to pay for a second seat for the oversized bird, while claiming she had a right to bring it on board as her emotional support animal.

A spokesperson for United Airlines says the peacock did not meet their guidelines for an emotional service animal.
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