Imagine boarding your flight just to notice the person next to you had brought a turkey onto the plane with them?
Apparently that’s what happened to one traveler. Pictures by Twitter user Moesha Mitchel:
For Delta animals travelers are relatively common – they are know as ’emotional support animals’ says the National Service Animal Registry, is ‘a pet that has been prescribed by a person’s licensed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist. The animal is part of the treatment program for this person and is designed to bring comfort and minimize the negative symptoms of the person’s emotional/psychological disability.’
Deltas website states that customers may travel with emotional support animals as long as they’re ‘trained to behave properly in public settings … Emotional support animals travel free of charge and the animal is exempt from cabin allotment. Like service animals, emotional support animals can be transported in the cabin.’
However, a closer look at the airline’s stipulations suggests the turkey was lucky not to be served as a mid-flight meal.
Source: The Telegraph