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Flying Squirrel? Frontier Airlines Removes Passenger From Flight Along With Her “Emotional Support Animal”

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Flying Squirrel? Frontier Airlines Removes Passenger From Flight Along With Her “Emotional Support Animal”

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Yes, you read that correctly.  It’s not something you hear about every day, but there was almost a flying squirrel on Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 from Orlando to Cleveland.

A passenger was able to make it through security and onto the flight with a pet squirrel she considered an emotional support animal.  Apparently, the passenger didn’t get the memo that rodents are NOT considered emotional support animals.  Frontier Airlines may have to reconsider painting animals onto their aircraft tails because apparently some folks take it as an indication to bring any and every animal companion along with them.

The flight was delayed 2 hours because the unidentified woman who boarded with her squirrel refused to get off the plane.  **Queue the drama**  The local police were called in and all passengers were asked to exit the plane, prolonging everyone’s travel day a bit longer.

To top it off, the woman proceeded to flip off passengers and tell them to “shut up” as she was being escorted off the plane with her squirrel.  Passengers have long tried to bring unique animals on the plane ranging from snakes and spiders to peacocks and hedgehogs, but a squirrel?  You can’t make this stuff up.

As of November 1, Frontier Airlines is limiting support animals to a cat or dog.  Hopefully, this clears things up for future travelers who want to board with exotic pets.

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I hate dogs. I have never seen a dog on a flight yet. If I do see a dog on a flight it better have a muzzle on that deadly mouth. If not I will fake terror and start sobbing because I don’t have my support baseball bat. Also what about all the HUMANS allergic to animals. The needs of the one never out weigh the comfort of the many. When the deep state falls then this PC nonsense is stops. Q
Keep Smiling

Good for Frontier. So many people using the “emotional support” loophole to bring their beloved pets on board. It shines such a bad light on people who truly need a support dog. These fake support animals are usually untrained, misbehaved and a nuisance to other passengers. There needs to be a program where these animals are trained and documentation provided. Most importantly documentation showing the passenger actually REQUIRES a support animal.

I believe that any blind HUMAN has documentation for a support dog. All the other NUTS that need a squirrel to board a plane need to drive. I am in favor of HUMAN comfort. How would you like to start your vacation with an allergic reaction to an animal ? No new government/deep state regulations. Also time fire TSA and stop the hijack of the American people by the BUSH planned 9/11 terror false flag.

Janice Schacter Lintz

The FAA and DOT should create standards for emotional support animals. There need to be clear guidelines so people who use animals have comfort what the rules are and can easily transfer between airlines with the assurance that the airline welcomes their animal.

The plane, however, should not be a veritable Noah’s Ark, and there need to be limits on what is an acceptable emotional support animal. Animals should be trained, safe and had their immunizations. Unlike service animals, emotional support animals require no training to do specific tasks. But people who use service and emotional support animals should not suddenly find themselves with a burdensome tax to have their animals certified.

People who use service animals are facing backlash by passengers who perceive they are bringing fake animals to skirt the airline’s rules. With clear guidelines by the DOT and FAA, the scheming will cease.

The FAA/DOT also needs to create a system where a person who has animal allergies can feel safe to fly without fear that they will get sick or face retribution by someone who needs emotional support or service animal.

Janice Schacter Lintz, CEO/Founder, Hearing Access & Innovations

More government/deep state regulation is never the answer. The individual airlines need to advertise that all flights are animal free so consumer can choose. The PC nuts are out and common sense is in.