Owner of 'disruptive' pig kicked off US flight
An American woman was kicked off a US Airways flight from Connecticut after her pet pig became too disruptive.
Yeah, you read that right. Someone brought a pig on board an airplane.
While airport staff had initially allowed the pot-bellied pig on board the flight as an "emotional support animal", the swine soon became "disruptive" and was removed from the flight along with its owner, a spokesman told ABC News.
University of Massachusetts professor Jonathan Skolnik, who was seated next to the woman and her pig, initially mistook the animal for a duffel bag.
He told ABC News: "It turns out it wasn't a duffel bag. We could smell it and it was a pig on a leash.
"She tethered it to the arm rest next to me and started to deal with her stuff, but the pig was walking back and forth.
"I was terrified, because I was thinking 'I'm gonna be on the plane with the pig'."
Skolnik further revealed in an e-mail to AP that the pig was "incontinent". Eww.
According to US law, emotional support animals - animals that offer therapeutic benefits to people with mental or psychiatric disabilities - are allowed on board commercial flights as long as they do not make a nuisance of themselves.
Oh, in case you were wondering, most of the puns about pigs flying have already been used.
Feel free to make your own, though.