Before taking her flight, student Belen Aldecosea, called Spirit Airlines twice to verify that she could bring her emotional-support animal, Pebbles, a dwarf hamster, on the flight. Twice she was told Spirit would allow it. Spirit, after reviewing the tapes of the phone calls, does not dispute this fact.
However, when she arrived at the airport, already hours from home, or from anyone who could take her pet dwarf hamster for her ... well ... you should just read the Miami Herald story here.
The Aldecosea family is reportedly considering a law suit against the airline. This site hopes, should they choose to go forward through the courts, they are able to find some satisfaction in this sad story.
And remember, if you MUST fly Spirit Airlines, never never never take a helpless, innocent pet with you. Never.