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Woman removed from flight bound for
Cleveland due to ’emotional support’ squirrel

WJW-TV [Cleveland, OH], by Kara Sutyak

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/10/2018 8:02:31 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Frontier Airlines said a woman had to be escorted off a flight bound for Cleveland Tuesday night due to a squirrel. Frontier said a passenger boarded Flight 1612 in Orlando, saying the squirrel was an emotional support animal. The airline said the passenger noted in her reservation that she was bringing an emotional support animal, but it was not indicated the animal was a squirrel. Frontier said "rodents, including squirrels are not allowed" on its flights. The passenger was advised of the policy and asked to get off the plane. The airline said when she refused

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Flight was delayed 2 hours. How does a squirrel get through TSA?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 10/10/2018 8:13:26 PM     (No. 11792506)

Way too many mentally ill folks running loose these days.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mizzmac, 10/10/2018 8:16:35 PM     (No. 11792513)

Has the world lost its mind???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grounded, 10/10/2018 8:16:35 PM     (No. 11792514)

Does this mean I can´t fly with my therapy chinchilla? The stress levels induced by TSA at check in are brutal./s

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aasilver, 10/10/2018 8:20:29 PM     (No. 11792518)

Squirrel=rodent=rabies?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/10/2018 8:23:26 PM     (No. 11792521)

The woman has squirrels in her attic too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: schnapps, 10/10/2018 8:31:24 PM     (No. 11792527)

The squirrels probably okay, but the woman
should be checked for rabies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/10/2018 8:34:18 PM     (No. 11792529)

Probably was best for the safety of the squirrel.

The person in the next seat had a 20 foot long emotional support python.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 10/10/2018 8:39:47 PM     (No. 11792531)

Emotional support animals 98% of the time are complete b ess.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/10/2018 8:40:29 PM     (No. 11792532)

Just how did the squirrel get through TSA security?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 10/10/2018 9:01:21 PM     (No. 11792545)

People who need support animals on planes are so mentally unstable as to be a security risk. Seeing eye dogs only.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bobgray2, 10/10/2018 9:14:26 PM     (No. 11792558)

I´ll see your squirrel and raise you one emotional support tarantula.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 10/10/2018 9:19:24 PM     (No. 11792561)

#9, the squirrel got through security because his uncle is head of security at TSA.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vesicant, 10/10/2018 9:21:54 PM     (No. 11792563)

Was Christine Blasey Ford traveling with hillary clintoon´s squirrel?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kazaland, 10/10/2018 9:26:09 PM     (No. 11792567)

#9 He passed the cavity search.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tlcary, 10/10/2018 9:27:10 PM     (No. 11792569)

Shame, if they let it on Ray Stevens could have given us airline verse of "The Squirrel went Berserk".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ginadee, 10/10/2018 10:00:30 PM     (No. 11792591)

Can´t they just carry a security ´blankie´ as little tots do?
Do they have to buy an extra ticket for their
security pet?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Taxed2Death, 10/10/2018 10:13:07 PM     (No. 11792599)

Freud had a discription for this woman’s condition: cuckoo!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/10/2018 10:13:42 PM     (No. 11792600)

Awwww nuts.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: anonymous, 10/10/2018 10:14:35 PM     (No. 11792601)

She needs support from a squirrel? Can´t she just watch repeats of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dirtyjersey, 10/10/2018 10:16:09 PM     (No. 11792603)

Ma’am, the squirrel can stay, but you have to leave.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 10/10/2018 10:27:58 PM     (No. 11792614)

All y’all are too funny!

Sad that she said she is contacting an attorney and, ´I will own a good portion of this airline.’

She’s probably an angry Dem... with an 11wk-old squirrel. Not smart. And a bully.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 10/10/2018 10:41:22 PM     (No. 11792622)

That´s what I´m waiting for, #7, especially when it gets loose. I could see the pilots bailing out.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: kiwinews, 10/10/2018 10:47:21 PM     (No. 11792627)

I see Poster #15 and I are on the same wavelength. Ray Stevens "Mississippi Squirrel Revival":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/10/2018 10:47:50 PM     (No. 11792628)

Is anyone doing research on why so many Americans are bat guano crazy?

So glad I do not have to fly anymore. Imagine sitting next to these nut cases. Still not sure why a miniature pony is okay on a flight.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/10/2018 10:48:22 PM     (No. 11792630)

The airlines largely brought this craziness onto themselves, and their customers. Between miniature horses, peacocks and heaven knows what, squirrels are no more/less ridiculous. Toss in a few "special needs" kids having a meltdown. TSA is the least of the reasons for not flying these days.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Omen, 10/10/2018 10:52:57 PM     (No. 11792636)

Just do what you did as a kid & bring your teddy bear.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/10/2018 11:18:11 PM     (No. 11792657)

Does the same rule apply to chipmunks? I hope the poor little fellow was given a packet of airline peanuts.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dvc, 10/11/2018 12:01:48 AM     (No. 11792687)

#26 is on the right track.

A binkie and a teddy bear, and maybe a blanket, too, and she should be OK.

I´d suggest a quick double bourbon, too, but some of these dingbats go into low earth orbit on a drink and low cabin pressure.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mamafrog, 10/11/2018 12:58:22 AM     (No. 11792711)

Another article linked to this one said that the squirrel´s carrier went through the X-ray machine and that the squirrel was carried through the checkpoint by her owner. Apparently it is up to each airline to establish criteria for support and therapy animals.

My squirrels found this entire thing absurd - they said no self respecting squirrel would become a support animal.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/11/2018 1:53:44 AM     (No. 11792720)

Does this mean that Michelle can´t fly with Barack anymore?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: konocti95, 10/11/2018 2:53:48 AM     (No. 11792728)

Having flown on Frontier I wouldn´t begrudge anyone wanting to take any sort of "emotional support animal" on the plane. Although I think she got on the wrong flight because her destination was supposed to be Pascagoula.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jacksin5, 10/11/2018 7:42:19 AM     (No. 11792809)

Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: jackburton, 10/11/2018 8:57:29 AM     (No. 11792883)

First they ban nuts.... then squirrels. What next?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: red1066, 10/11/2018 9:05:55 AM     (No. 11792890)

I guess I can´t travel with my emotional support rabid racoon. Rocky will be so disappointed.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 10/11/2018 12:09:07 PM     (No. 11793164)

#13 gave me the thought that the dems should have gone full boat and had "Prof." Ford appear at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with a "support animal".

I think a funny SNL skit would be to show an airplane cabin where every single passenger has a different "support" animal, and the chaos that ensues.

People have gone too far with this support animal business.

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