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This Peacock Wasn't Allowed To Fly With Its Owner As Her Emotional Support Companion

Frequent flyer, indeed.

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Flying can be stressful, there's no doubt about it, and some people need more help than others getting through the whole experience.

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Well, people are losing it over this woman who was spotted Monday trying to board a flight with her emotional support companion, who happened to be a...peacock.

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And because seeing is believing, here's a woman narrating the whole thing as the flyer walked into Newark Liberty International Airport with her peacock.

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It appears the skies were not so friendly, because the bird was reportedly denied boarding by United Airlines, despite having its own seat on the plane.

But, can you blame them? *enter squawk here*
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But, can you blame them? *enter squawk here*

Obviously, people are getting a real hoot out of this story.

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Others are calling out this woman for what they see as her abusing the airline's emotional support companion policy.

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Then there are people who are straight-up pissed at the woman for trying to travel with a peacock like a pet to begin with.

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There have been strong reactions around people bringing different types of emotional support animals on airplanes in recent months.

Here is Daniel The Emotional Support Duck in all his red-shoed glory.

United Airlines does allow emotional support and psychiatric assist animals onboard, but the peacock didn't meet their guidelines.

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A spokesperson for the airline told Fox News, "We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport."

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