Airline kicks off passenger because of her emotional support squirrel


A woman was booted from a plane ahead of a flight Tuesday night after airline staff realized she was accompanied by her emotional support squirrel, FOX 8 Cleveland reports.

Frontier Airlines said the passenger was headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland when she was asked to exit the plane. Twitter user Ken Casparis said he was on the same flight as the woman, who somehow passed through security with the squirrel.

“Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights. The passenger was advised of the policy and asked to deplane,” said a Frontier spokeswoman, according to Cleveland 19 News.

After staff asked the woman to exit the plane, she reportedly refused. All passengers were then deplaned, and police escorted the woman and her squirrel to the main terminal at Orlando International Airport.

Other passengers on the flight tweeted as the incident unfolded.

According to the Frontier Airlines website, only dogs and cats will be allowed on flights as emotional support animals starting Nov. 1. Reptiles, insects, and rabbits, as well as animals with “disruptive behavior,” are also not allowed on board.

Frontier Airlines did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.


H/T Mashable

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