Emotional Support PONY in Bulkhead Wearing Socks and United Still Wants to Force You to Fly Them

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  1. Gary, that’s not an ESA. Miniatures Horses are proper service animals within the meaning of the ADA, not the FHA (or ACAA)’s “anything goes ESA” knockoff.

  2. Gary- You’ve flown enough UA Airbii to know that’s not the bulkhead or safety card!

    It’s Spirit

    Or is Tommy’s wife doing these round ups?

  3. Never mind! Read the “and Unitrd still” in the headline and see it was talking about a separate item

  4. I agree that the service miniature horse is on a Spirit flight and in a “big front seat” bulkhead. I get that this is likely a legit ada service animal but…. Does it get any better than this.

  5. I can’t find any mention of that pony on twitter, and if I saw it I would tweet it, so I’m calling fake news. The danger here is that someone sees that and actually tries to bring on a pony for real.

  6. On the TSA checking for warrants article. Heck yeah I hope they are. Catch turn them over to local authorities I do not peoe with warrants on the plane I am on who knows what they are for or what they may do. A good to catch illegals, visa over stays and all kinds of bad hombres

  7. At my workplace we receive a long ADA training. And we are taught about miniature horses as the lone exception to dogs as service animals. After hearing about the horses for years, the ADA trainer finally arranged for a real miniature horse to visit us.

    It was a great day.

    The “socks” are foot coverings used for the horses for grip since they don’t wear regular horseshoes.

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