By Steve Dellar  |  01-31-2018   News
Photo credit: Twitter @TheJetSet.png

If they ever make a top 10 of weirdest things that people have tried to board on a plane, we here at The Goldwater are quite sure this would make the list.

A female New York ‘artist’ wanted to fly out of Newark Airport together with her favorite pet: a quite large "emotional-support peacock".

She offered to buy the bird its own plane ticket, but nonetheless, United Airlines refused to let the bird board at Newark Airport in New Jersey, claiming that it did not meet guidelines due to its weight and size. Even though the woman showed up at the airport with the bird, United claims this was explained to her traveler before she arrived at Newark.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One by one, we&#39;re losing our fundamental human rights:<a href="https://t.co/UTuDlb4Vt7">https://t.co/UTuDlb4Vt7</a></p>&mdash; Dave Barry (@rayadverb) <a href="https://twitter.com/rayadverb/status/958416256171945986?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 30, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Pictures of the striking bird and its owner emerged via The Jet Set, a travel-based talk show. The images show the animal perched on an airport baggage trolley, as fellow passengers gaze at it, clearly shocked.

The peacock is reportedly called Dexter and belongs to Brooklyn-based artist Ventiko (who meticulously documents the animal's life on social media).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just an observation….<br><br>In 2017, Trump became President.<br>In 2018, Americans started snacking on Tide-pods and flying with emotional-support peacocks. <a href="https://t.co/Yst35OmsjM">https://t.co/Yst35OmsjM</a></p>&mdash; Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) <a href="https://twitter.com/ananavarro/status/958407510368636928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 30, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A United spokesperson told FOX News: "This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size."

"We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport."

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Source:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ev5y3w/emotional-support-peacock-airplane-vgtrn

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Anonymous No. 17184 1517403116

Enough of the BS…. if you are scared of flying QUIT FLYING.

We already have Pigs crapping in the isles, 10ft boas snakes, shoulder lizards, spiders and more.

Its time to clamp down on these Nut Jobs. Otherwise what next mini-horses or a Tibetan Massif ? How about a killer bee hive, Fire Ants in a Ant farm, or 10 Gal aquarium with fish or something.

An to the less than .01% with some type of serious peanut allergy. Do like my wife's sister does, put a $3.00 N-95 or R-95 dust filter mask on and shut the hell up.

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