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Old 02-08-2018, 05:34 PM
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Flier Said She Had No Option but to Flush Her Pet Hamster
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"I didnít have any other options," says Belen Aldecosea, so she opted for a pretty awful one: She flushed her dwarf hamster down the toilet. The 21-year-old Florida woman says she was compelled to do so because of Spirit Airlines, which she says verified twice on the phone that she'd be able to bring Pebbles on her Nov. 21 flight from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale.
The Miami Herald reports that when she got to the airport, she says Spirit had changed its tune and wouldn't let the pet aboard. Aldecosea says she was stuck: Her nearest friends were hours away in Chambersburg, Penn., at Wilson College, a school she was leaving in order to have a painful but benign neck growth removed at home.
The medical issue created a time crunch.

She says a Spirit rep had a suggestion: flush Pebbles. And so Aldecosea says she spent 10 minutes crying in the stall where she did the deed.
She says she's considering suing Spirit over losing Pebbles, who she says was classified as an emotional support animal. Spirit denies the flushing recommendation occurred, though it did confirm Aldecosea was erroneously told the hamster would be permitted on board in a support animal capacity.
Read the Herald's full story, which also details Aldecosea's attempts to get home via car, here. (An emotional support peacock grabbed headlines last month.)
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:51 PM
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I have taken 2 flights on them. Never again.

I doubt the emotional support animal thing. If that were the case, why would you even think about killing the animal? That part does not fly. I would not be surprised if she was told to flush it. There are people out there who have no heart or compassion.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:03 PM
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I thnk the "emotional support animal" is booshwa. I mean if I were to have an Emotional Supprt cow should I be allowed to ttravel with it? Maybe First Class only.

F'n selfish snowflakes. I guess I am one of those who have no heart or compassiion.

Now that I think about it, I have an Emotional Support 300CD.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:19 PM
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At least you didn't have to stick your hands in this for emotional support!

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At least you didn't have to stick your hands in this for emotional support!

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Passengers can be so disgusting. If you have an accident, tell someone. How freaking hard is that?

Air travel has become so inexpensive that anyone can get a ticket. Some folks just should not leave the ground.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:25 PM
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bit late to the party there coon support animals
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