Florida Woman Sues Airline, Says They Mistreated Her Emotional Support Dog

August 15, 2019

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Pregnant Florida resident Avigail Diveroli is suing American Airlines for $75,000, claiming a flight attendant on an April flight mistreated her and her emotional support dog. In legal documents reviewed by the AP, Diveroli claims the attendant screamed at her saying the dog could not be in the cabin because it was an FAA violation. Diveroli, who suffers from severe anxiety, claims she twice confirmed that her "medically necessary comfort animal” would be allowed on the flight from Miami to Los Angeles before boarding. The woman also claims the flight attendant continued to berate her, downgraded her from business class, and quarantined her dog Simba in the airplane's bathroom.