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Woman says airline told her to flush hamster ahead of flight

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A pet hamster was that was flushed down a toilet has become the latest controversial case involving an airline.

21-year-old Belen Aldecosea says Spirit Airlines told her to flush her pet hamster down a toilet in an airport bathroom.

 She says the company refused to let her bring the pet on a flight as an emotional support animal. When she couldn't find an alternate mode of travel, she chose to flush the hamster.

 She says Spirit told her before the trip that she could bring her pet and later refused to let the animal on her flight at Baltimore Washington International Airport last year.

Spirit denies the allegations that an employee suggested she flush the hamster.

The airline says on its website it doesn't accept snakes, other reptiles, rodents, ferrets, and spiders on its planes.

 

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