Washington- Some passengers fly with their cats, dogs and even miniature horse but earlier this week a passenger was removed from a Frontier Airlines flight late when she attempted to fly with her “emotional support” squirrel, then refused to get off the plane when she was told no, according to the airline.
A Frontier spokesman said in a statement that the passenger did notify the airline that she would be bringing an emotional-support animal on the flight.
However she did not specify that it would be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed squirrel.
“Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights,” the statement read. “The passenger was advised of the policy and asked to deplane.”
When the passenger declined to remove herself off the plane, others on board the plane were forced to deplane so that they could remove the woman. The plane was scheduled to travel from Orlando, Florida to Cleveland.
The incident took place at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday night.
When authorities noticed the owner carrying a cage containing the little critter, they asked her to deplane the flight. She was then escorted out the plane, no charges were laid against her.
"Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights": Police remove woman from plane after she tried to bring a squirrel on board, claiming it was an emotional support animal. https://t.co/R6OsYYuqYW pic.twitter.com/oLCYnz3NlW
— ABC News (@ABC) October 10, 2018
i just want everyone to know that all passengers had to deplane my flight to cleveland because a woman brought a SQUIRREL ON THE PLANE pic.twitter.com/TAdzUuKRWe
— Julia Papesch (@julia_papesch) October 10, 2018