Woman Is Kicked Off Flight For Boarding With An Emotional Support Squirrel As Passengers Cheer

Submitted by: fancylad 2 months ago in News & Politics


According to a report from the New York Post, a Cleveland-bound woman was kicked off an Orlando flight this morning after she attempted to fly with an emotional support squirrel. The woman reportedly indicated that she planned to fly with an emotional support animal Tuesday night, but did not specify that the animal would be a squirrel. When she was asked to leave the plane, the Post says, she refused, forcing Frontier Airlines to deplane other passengers before forcibly escorting her out. 

“Police eventually escorted the passenger off the aircraft and took her to the main terminal," Frontier said, adding that "Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights." 

As the woman was taken away in a wheelchair, she gave the middle finger to jeering passengers. The flight eventually took off without the woman and her squirrel, but with a two-hour delay. 

Frontier Airlines which oddly has a squirrel on the tail (see the pic above) forbids "unusual or exotic animals including but not limited to rodents, reptiles, insects, hedgehogs, rabbits, sugar gliders, non-household birds or improperly cleaned and/or animals with foul odor," and will only allow cats and dogs. It is unclear if the woman will face charges.



Photo: Lock On Aviation 
There are 28 comments:
Male 1,861
I have an honest question here. No joke, it's a thing I honestly wonder about:
We have therapy animals such as:
pigs
squirrels
llamas
dogs (this one is highly understandable!)
horses
dolphins (what the actual fuck?)
BUT!
Not once can I recall a therapy cat? I mean... cats! They are highly therapeutic! Eh? How can they be left out?
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Male 9,313
gohikineko Perhaps because cats dont give a tinker's damn about your emotional well-being?
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Male 1,861
LordJim Mine all have, they care a great deal about the wellness of their humans.
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Male 572
Jeez!  Who could have problem with this guy?
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Male 7,263
If it was in a cage, I really don't see that big of a difference between bringing a cat and a squirrel.  I get that cats aren't rodents, but the actual difference isn't that huge.
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Male 1,861
daegog Apparently they have a blanket "no rodents" rule, which only makes sense I think...
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Male 9,481
daegog Amen!
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Male 9,481
As usual with the lying mainstream media, half of this story is missing.

According to my sources, Chester, the squirrel traveling as an Emotional Support Animal, has a bit of a drinking problem and consumed at least five fermented berries to calm his nerves pre-flight. When a flight attendant informed him she could absolutely not give him a bag of smoked almonds while the plane was still on the tarmac, he lost it and spewed a profanity-laden tirade.

The "c-word" was used repeatedly and Chester is not an Australian.

On behalf of squirrels everywhere, I apologize for this outrageous behavior. Squirrels like Chester are making it difficult for those of us with good airplane manners.
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Male 45,594
squrlz4ever "Chester the Squirrel" is a trademark of K M Associates Lp
Serial number 78631198..... they're gonna come and get you for using their products name

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Male 9,481
Gerry1of1 Who knew? Well, KM Associates is going to have to take that up with Chester. I just report the news, I don't create it (usually... #squrlzhumpedmyankletoo).
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Male 2,341
squrlz4ever my sources tell me it was not Chester.  In fact, it was a notorious internet sage who brags of having opposing thumbs!

You can run but you can’t hide...
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Male 2,825
woodyville06 Well if old squrlz had left her ankles alone and run up her skirt could have claimed to be an emotional supported beaver.
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Male 9,481
woodyville06 Not me. Thank goodness, I don't fly in a carrier. (The humiliation!) I have a sweet arrangement with two squirrel-loving American Airlines flight attendants based out of Philadelphia International. As long as I'm quiet and well-behaved, they let me fly on one of the flight attendant jump seats at the back of the plane. No passenger complaints yet (knock wood).
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Male 5,685
You all want to know how easy and full of shit registering for a emotional support animal is...my friend registered himself as an emotional support animal for his dog, and it was approved.  He got the certification and everything...
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6,900
kalron  I hope he didn't pay any  money for that. Since there's no such thing really you can make up your own license at home 
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Male 2,341
Ya know, the lengths some IABers will go to in order to get a free airplane ride.  Squrlz4ever, what sordid acts did you have to perform on this woman in order to get your free trip?
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Male 2,170
woodyville06 "what sordid acts did you have to perform on this woman"
We may never know, but we are all aware that Squrlz knows all the ankles. 
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Female 9,781
I hate when people do this kind of thing. It takes away from people who need to have an Assist Dog for legitamet reasons like blindness or a serious metal issue.
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Male 845
There is no government registry of service animals. Laws regarding them are state by state, and typically only require businesses to allow animals required for balance, guidance, or which can detect a potentially harmful of life threatening attack. Even then, if the animal is poorly behaved, or the owner is allowing it to socialize with other people, you can ask them to leave in my state of Washington.

The problem is no one knows their own damn laws. They'll bring in some dirty purse mutt and start throwing out claims of how it's against the law to tell them to take it outside, and know that everyone is too uncertain about what the law is to stand up to them.

Claiming ESO is not a free pass to take a squirrel on a plane. Or a peacock. Or... Well, any other kind of animal, really. The fact that they allow cats and dogs as ESO's is just them being nicer than they have to be.
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Male 10,128
profworm There is no government registry of service animals. 

And there should be.  The people that want it the most are people WITH service animals.

Service animals are invaluable.  But that schizoid Chihuahua sitting on the fat ladies tit ain't no fucking service animal, I don't care what kind of vest she puts on it.
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Male 1,246
Can I bring my emotional support box of snakes
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Female 9,781
rammo34 Only if Samuel L. Jackson is on the plane.
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Male 758
panth753 The microwave on that motherfucking plane has a motherfucking "snake" button!
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Male 10,128
panth753 "I've had it with these motherfucking emotional support snakes on this motherfucking plane!" just doesn't have the same metering. 
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Male 18,342
panth753 I've had enough of these mother fucking squirrels* on the mother fucking plane.

*No relation to @, who I assume has a perfectly normal relationship with his mother.
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6,900
I'm at the airport now and there's a woman with an obviously fake service animal. The dog wasn't even fully grown so how could it have completed service training?
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Male 1,447
melcervini thank you for that. This deserves its own post! 
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