Passenger removed from airlines with ’emotional support’ squirrel

A passenger was removed from a Frontier Airlines flight on Tuesday night because she wanted to fly with her emotional support squirrel.

“The passenger noted in their reservation that they were bringing an emotional support animal but it was not incidated [sic] that it was a squirrel. Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights,” stated the airlines.

According to ABCNews, the Orlando Police Department removed the woman who was advised that squirrels are not allowed on board by Frontier’s support animal policy. Frontier’s website states:

“We do not accept 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.”

Beginning November 1, the airline will only allow dogs and cats as emotional support animals.

When the woman was told of the policy, she refused to leave the plane. Everyone on board was then forced to deplane until the situation was remedied. The flight was delayed for two hours.

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3 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I support those that need “emotional support” pets, but a Squirrel? I think that is going a bit over the top. I think people are just trying to cause trouble when they do something like this. I feel for the poor passengers that were delayed for 2 hours because of this.

  2. Adrienne says:

    I would have punched the woman in the face. Sorry, but if I were on a plane finally going on a vacation I was planning for a while only to deplane for 2 hours, yes, I would be more than mad. “Emotional support pets” if required are one thing and the requirements need to be consistent with all airlines and clearly stated for any and all passenger.

  3. Jan Barnes says:

    So how was this resolved? In any event, airline rules and regulations MUST be clear. Otherwise, as in this case, everyone suffers–including the poor squirrel.


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