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United: Peacock Doesn't Meet Emotional Support Animal Guidelines

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Rachel Martin. We all like to travel with companions - a spouse, a friend, a peacock. A woman paid full price for two seats on a United Airlines flight out of Newark recently - one seat for her, one for her peacock. A fellow passenger caught some video of it.

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I'm not kidding. This woman is wrangling her peacock into the airport - right now, wrangling a peacock in the airport.

MARTIN: Bad news though - United told the woman the animal didn't meet their guidelines, quote, "for a number of reasons." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.