A lady is suing American Airways after claiming cabin crew locked her emotional assist canine within the aircraft lavatory throughout a flight.

Avigail Diveroli, from Florida, was flying in enterprise class from Miami to Los Angeles with consolation canine Simba in April this yr. 

In accordance with the lawsuit filed with the court docket in Miami, Ms Diveroli claims she was instructed to lock up Simba within the lavatory for the final a part of the flight, including that the cabin crew member “began slamming” the canine’s transportable kennel with the door to the toilet at one level.

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Ms Diveroli, who was pregnant and suffered from extreme anxiousness, claims that American Airways confirmed twice to her earlier than the flight that Simba may accompany her in enterprise class.

The US Division of Transportation permits emotional assist animals onboard to help individuals with disabilities. Airways can decide which animals qualify as consolation pets, however most are usually canine or cats.

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As soon as onboard, Ms Diveroli alleges {that a} flight attendant instructed her that the canine was not allowed within the cabin and that she was violating Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) laws. She then claims that the cabin crew member instructed her that she could be “cuffed” when the aircraft landed in California.

The passenger was then downgraded to a distinct seat mid-flight, in accordance with the lawsuit.

Ms Diveroli is suing for $75,000 in damages.

American Airways declined to remark for authorized causes.

US-based carriers have lately tightened up their guidelines over which emotional assist pets will be introduced onboard. 

American Airways now solely permits a cat, canine or miniature horse to be introduced onboard as an emotional assist animal. 

Denver-based Frontier Airways additionally solely permits cats and canine, which is similar coverage as low-cost large Southwest. 

It follows passengers attempting to board flights with animals akin to squirrels, peacocks and a turkey.