Today is 4 October and that means Animal Day! Here at Flight-Delayed, we love animals with a passion. Every day we have the company of Truus and Bibi, a labradoodle and a dachshund. They prance around in the office and bring a lot of joy and love to the whole team. We also occasionally need their help from our dear animal friends to get through the day.
When travelling by plane it is possible to take your four-legged friend as emotional assistance when you experience severe fear when flying. However, not everyone is as fond of dogs as the Flight-Delayed team. That's why we've compiled a list of the most curious emotional support animals that have been allowed on the plane. And believe us, not all of them are as woolly and cuddly as you might think…
Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt
Passenger Carla Fitzgerald travelled from Charlotte to Asheville in North Carolina with her feathered friend named Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt. The PTSD patient received certification, after an accident with a taxi, to take her duck as an emotional support animal. Let's hope for her fellow passengers that Daniel doesn't do justice to his name.
Mini monkey on board
A passenger wanted to take his small pet monkey with him during the flight. He had been watching one too many Friends episodes. The problem was not so much with the kind of animal, but rather with the wrong paperwork, the monkey was refused on the plane and the passenger and the monkey ended up on the no-fly list.
Is this a HOP! Flight?
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier, we'll take it to the next level: a passenger once took her kangaroo, yes you read correctly! A kangaroo, on a flight and she carried it around as if it was a baby. Don’t believe us? Here’s some proof:
When my mom has a kangaroo on her flight as an "emotional support animal" ... pic.twitter.com/VdcmDahsPp— Dev (@DevinnZeller) March 26, 2015
The Special Assistance Policy in review.
Many airlines are reconsidering their policies, as passengers are accused of pushing their limits. More and more incidents are reported of flights that had to return to the gate because the emotional support animals disrupted the flight. Delta has already tightened the rules after a support dog almost bit a passenger.
The frustration arising from being delayed and your plans being disrupted can be lessened by the fact that you may be entitled to receive compensation for your disruption. If your flight has been delayed or cancelled and you wish to know if you are entitled to compensation, submit your claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk. We will take care of everything and you will only have to pay our 25% win fee if we succeed! Exercise your rights: