The Denver International Airport staff is sponsoring a college student's pet fish after Southwest Airlines did not allow the animal to take a trip last week, USA Today reported.
As Business Insider reported last week, according to ABC 10 News San Diego, University of Colorado student Lanice Powless traveled from Denver to San Diego on Dec. 12 when she said a Southwest employee was not allowed to board the plane in pink. Fish male beta, Casey.
But the airport staff were there to help.
"The employee was found at the airport last week at the airport and turned into an information booth (as is common in lost items and found)," Denver International Airport told USA Today in a statement.
"Since then, our wonderful customer service team has been taking care of Casey so that we can bring him together with Lannis, we have been in contact with Lannis and are making arrangements to get him back."
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According to the Transportation Security Administration, live fish is allowed in water as a portable material as long as it is in a "translucent transparent container" that can be inspected by a TSA officer. Live fish are not allowed in checked baggage.
But the Southwest Pet Policy Web site states that only "small, fortified domestic cats and dogs" are allowed on board flights and must be placed under the seat in front of the owner.
In fact, Powless felt dissatisfied with the thought of losing her pet headphone before the trip.
Yes, it's a fish, I know, but Dang was a pet, and because he was not a cat or a dog, it did not matter? " Powless told ABC 10 San Diego.
In a letter to my mother, Casey stated that it was safe and sound at the airport.
Here is the message in its entirety:
I enjoyed here at Denver International Airport. This place is fantastic! There are so many fun people. The food is delicious and there are tons of animals to play with – especially the dogs! I've got my shopping for Christmas. Everyone was nice to me and was taking good care of me. But I'm ready to go home.
Can you call 303-342-2250 and make arrangements for my appointment?