A woman attempted to board a United Airlines flight with a peacock at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to a report this week from travel blog Live and Let's Fly.
The woman claimed she had a right to bring the oversized bird onboard as an emotional support animal and had even purchased a second ticket, but the airline denied her request.
A spokesperson for United Airlines said in a statement:
"This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size. We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport."