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fox niner
30th Jan 2018, 21:51
United Airlines Denies Boarding to Emotional Service Animal...a Peacock - Live and Let's Fly (http://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2018/01/29/united-airlines-peacock/)

What about a Peacock? Surely you can’t be serious.
What other animals do people try to bring along nowadays?

G-CPTN
30th Jan 2018, 21:56
Peacocks crap serious crap (https://www.crittercontrol.com/services/peacock/peacock-droppings.html).

vapilot2004
30th Jan 2018, 22:02
Delta Airlines quote: Customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums known as sugar gliders, snakes, spiders and more.

The airline cited an 84% increase in reported animal incidents including urination, defecation and bites since 2016 and a 150% increase in flying service and support animals overall since 2015.

Back in June, some poor guy got mauled in the face by a 50 pound ES dog that was riding on its owner's lap in the middle seat.

Trossie
31st Jan 2018, 08:07
Back in June, some poor guy got mauled in the face by a 50 pound ES dog that was riding on its owner's lap in the middle seat.What Emotional Support did he get after that traumatic attack?

About that peacock: A pecoke (http://www.godecookery.com/pepys/pepys26.htm).

jack11111
31st Jan 2018, 08:13
For my emotional comfort, your emotional support critter needs to be in a carrier. End of.

vapilot2004
31st Jan 2018, 09:25
What Emotional Support did he get after that traumatic attack?


My guess is the universal soothing balm, cash.

NutLoose
31st Jan 2018, 12:36
Surprised they didn't hand it over to catering to look after.

sitigeltfel
31st Jan 2018, 12:41
Surprised they didn't hand it over to catering to look after.

How to Cook a Peacock (http://foragerchef.com/cooking-a-peacock/)

Hokulea
31st Jan 2018, 12:44
Well, finally, that's a feather in the cap for United.

DaveReidUK
31st Jan 2018, 13:29
Well, finally, that's a feather in the cap for United.

Depending on your point of view. I don't suppose the peacock is a big fan any longer.

cargosales
31st Jan 2018, 14:23
Depending on your point of view. I don't suppose the peacock is a big fan any longer.

New keyboard please Dave!

SMT Member
31st Jan 2018, 15:30
Between the widespread usage of therapists, drugs, safe spaces and animals for emotional support, would one be wrong to suggest Americans might probably possess the weakest mental strength amongst all humans? Or are they just in love with the idea of visiting a doctor?

obgraham
31st Jan 2018, 16:16
Perhaps the gate agents should pass out baby soothers to anyone boarding who feels the need.

NutLoose
31st Jan 2018, 16:28
Perhaps the gate agents should pass out baby soothers to anyone boarding who feels the need.


That's so 1970's, what you really need is

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Milker-Now-Men-Can-Breastfeed/dp/B00BJLSD3U


http://cdn3-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2017/10/fake-boob-meet-the-fockers-for-nursing-breastfeeding-funny-robert-de-niro-picture.jpg

treadigraph
31st Jan 2018, 16:57
That's so 1970's, what you really need is

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Milker-Now-Men-Can-Breastfeed/dp/B00BJLSD3U

They are out of stock Nutty, you must have started a run on them...

Super VC-10
31st Jan 2018, 18:54
Perhaps the gate agents should pass out baby soothers to anyone boarding who feels the need.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Adult-Nibbler-Pacifier-Feeding-Nipples-Adult-Sized-Design-Back-Cover-Gift-HL/192356545131?hash=item2cc957f26b:m:mSQkk32jGF1u0gblaCThTuw

ShotOne
1st Feb 2018, 07:58
Another nice idea in theory gone awry!

WHBM
1st Feb 2018, 08:04
On Ryanair emotional support is 6 cans of beer.

KelvinD
1st Feb 2018, 08:16
I watched another re-run of the ITV documentary about Heathrow last night. One of the topics that came up featured an American woman flying in United with a pair of emotional support dogs and a member of the veterinary service went to meet her. She explained the concept of emotional support animals and then said she once had a passenger with a pygmy hedgehog and she couldn't imagine what sort of emotional support that may have provided!

ehwatezedoing
2nd Feb 2018, 08:05
What Emotional Support did he get after that traumatic attack?

About that peacock: A pecoke (http://www.godecookery.com/pepys/pepys26.htm).

Should have bring his emotional gun to deal with that.

galaxy flyer
2nd Feb 2018, 16:01
Between the widespread usage of therapists, drugs, safe spaces and animals for emotional support, would one be wrong to suggest Americans might probably possess the weakest mental strength amongst all humans? Or are they just in love with the idea of visiting a doctor?

Any doubts why we spend so much on health care now?

GF

Ogre
2nd Feb 2018, 22:42
Back when Crocodile Dundee first came out (1986)

Sue Charlton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0468957/?ref_=tt_trv_qu): People go to a psychiatrist to talk about their problems. She just needed to unload them. You know, bring them out in the open.
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001357/?ref_=tt_trv_qu): Hasn't she got any mates?
Sue Charlton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0468957/?ref_=tt_trv_qu): You're right. I guess we could all use more mates. I suppose you don't have any shrinks at Walkabout Creek.
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001357/?ref_=tt_trv_qu): Nah - - back there, if you got a problem, you tell Wally. And he tells everyone in town... brings it out in the open... no more problem.

Super VC-10
6th Feb 2018, 06:08
Airlines get tough on 'support pets' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42951508)

gruntie
6th Feb 2018, 07:03
British Airways, meanwhile, says that it has had no increase in requests - because it doesn't allow passengers to bring any such emotional support animals on board.

For once they’re doing something right.

WHBM
6th Feb 2018, 10:37
As BA sells and operates from the USA, and doesn't allow such, why do the US carriers not do likewise, now this whole thing has descended into just a vehicle for attention-seekers, who appear to tip off the tabloid media in advance of their travels so they can be recorded.

Trossie
6th Feb 2018, 11:02
Between the widespread usage of therapists, drugs, safe spaces and animals for emotional support, would one be wrong to suggest Americans might probably possess the weakest mental strength amongst all humans? Or are they just in love with the idea of visiting a doctor?

Considering the size of the population of the USA, if 0.1% of that population fell into the category of those that you list above, that is still well over 300,000 people. If only 10% of those people were attention seekers that is a lot of attention seekers in today's social media attention seeking world. (For example, what percentage of the population of America owns a peacock? And what percentage of that group has an 'emotional support' peacock? Yet that tiny percentage of peacock owners has gained a huge amount of attention-seekers' attention!) What is needed is for the real world to tell these attention-seekers to shut up and fit in the way the vast majority do. By all means support those with clear problems, but put the attention-seekers firmly in their place. Attempting to take an 'emotional support peacock' on a passenger aeroplane? Bollocks! The attention that that person gets should be "What an idiot!"

meadowrun
6th Feb 2018, 12:14
In the peacock incident - the pax should have been charged with cruelty to animals.
Few peacocks I know have more than a passing interest in flying.

gruntie
6th Feb 2018, 12:19
I keep trying, and failing, to get a ticket for myself and my “emotional support animal”.

For some reason, whenever I utter the word “cow”, they seem to think I am insulting their check-in staff.

WingNut60
6th Feb 2018, 12:20
...... who appear to tip off the tabloid media in advance of their travels so they can be recorded.

Correct. And more importantly so they can be recorded being refused service, once again confirming their subjugation by the cruel and uncaring society about which they need to complain endlessly.

treadigraph
6th Feb 2018, 12:24
One airline wouldn't let my emotional support elephant aboard. That was a fine howdah you do...

meadowrun
6th Feb 2018, 12:35
Trunk wouldn't fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of him?








...well someone had to say it.

treadigraph
6th Feb 2018, 12:40
Some would take you to tusk for that one but not me!

When I asked if she could travel with me they replied "not on your Nelly!".

G-CPTN
6th Feb 2018, 12:48
On a practical point, once your animal has been refused boarding, do you simply leave it at check-in - or withdraw ones-self from the airport?

Uncle Fred
6th Feb 2018, 13:46
I keep trying, and failing, to get a ticket for myself and my “emotional support animal”.

For some reason, whenever I utter the word “cow”, they seem to think I am insulting their check-in staff.

Udder ridiculousness. Going to have to chew on this one though before I put it to pasture.

ExXB
6th Feb 2018, 17:21
I believe all the examples of Emotional Support Animals are in respect of US domestic flights. US airlines are required to follow US law that envisions such animals on flights, subject to some rules (which the airlines must submit to the DOT for approval).

International travel is different, for example the U.K. imposes quarantine restrictions on many animal types. The US imposes a 3 day quarantine on horses.

There is no way BA, for example, is going to carry a peacock, or a goat, or a large slug because they are not required to.

llondel
7th Feb 2018, 05:12
It's not just airlines clamping down. A local supermarket has a notice on the door saying that service animals are allowed but emotional support animals are not.

West Coast
7th Feb 2018, 06:52
On a practical point, once your animal has been refused boarding, do you simply leave it at check-in - or withdraw ones-self from the airport?

Depends on the animal you’re referring to, wife or....

ExSp33db1rd
7th Feb 2018, 08:35
but emotional support animals are not.

Who decides /defines the difference, any Black Labrador dog looks like any other Black Labrador dog ?

RedhillPhil
7th Feb 2018, 11:05
Who decides /defines the difference, any Black Labrador dog looks like any other Black Labrador dog ?




..except when it's wearing a day-glo harness?

ExXB
7th Feb 2018, 15:05
Over 2000 results here:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=emotional+support

WE Branch Fanatic
8th Feb 2018, 00:35
Emotional Support Animal = pet?

Super VC-10
8th Feb 2018, 15:42
Woman told she can't take emotional support hamster on flight flushes it down toilet | Metro News (http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/08/woman-told-cant-take-emotional-support-hamster-flight-flushes-toilet-7296709/)

jack11111
9th Feb 2018, 09:41
Why didn't Belen just put Pebbles in her pocket and board the flight instead of making such a fuss about it.

Darwin, please, do something.

ExXB
9th Feb 2018, 10:59
I make it five threads on this subject, including Friday Jokes.

Super VC-10
23rd Feb 2018, 14:27
Emotional support dog 'bites child on plane' | Metro News (http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/23/emotional-support-dog-bites-child-plane-7336740/)