You didn’t read that headline wrong. A woman really was kicked off of a Frontier flight due to her emotional support squirrel.
At the center of the incident was a Frontier passenger who brought the emotional support squirrel onto the plane with her on Tuesday. The problem is that Frontier has a policy that doesn’t allow rodents, including squirrels on its flights.
While it seems like the issue should have been a simple fix, the problem was that the woman refused to leave the plane when asked by Frontier staff. Instead, the Orlando Police Department was called and officers removed the woman from the plane.
Unfortunately for passengers of the flight, everyone had to get off the plane so that officers could remove the woman and her emotional support squirrel from the flight. Videos show the passengers cheering as the woman is wheeled away after the incident, reports ABC News.
- “TSA let a squirrel through??”
- “A woman on Frontier Airlines was kicked off her flight for carrying on a squirrel as an emotional support animal. Spirit Airlines would have charged her a $500 Rodent Transport Fee.”
- “If my emotional support dog saw that squirrel there would be hell on that plane.”
- “How did emotional support squirrel lady get it through TSA to begin with, that’s my first damn question. I can’t even get through without them pointing out an object larger than an iPad in my bag and she brought a whole squirrel??”
- “This emotional support animal crap is getting out of hand. A squirrel? Really? Unless that person was taking the piss, they need help.”
As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.