United Airlines feel sorry after Dog dead in the flight

Lloyd Doyle
March 13, 2018

A dog died aboard a United Airlines flight this week after spending the duration of the trip in an overhead compartment.

Lara said that when the plane eventually landed three hours later and the owner, who was with her two young children, opened the overheard luggage, the dog was dead.

According to Gremminger, who posted about the ordeal on Twitter, the dog's owners initially attempted to argue with the flight attendant but relented after being told the compartment would be safe for their dog, a pug named Papcito. "They INSISTED that the puppy be locked up for three hours without any kind of airflow".

Shortly after boarding United Flight 1284 to New York's LaGuardia, a passenger was told to place the French bulldog, called "Papacito", and its carrier in the overhead, June Lara, a passenger sitting nearby reportedly said. United's website says that pets that come on a plane must remain under the seat in front of the customer throughout the flight.


The owner appeared distraught and heartbroken after discovering what happened to the dog at the end of the flight, she said. "There was some back and forth before finally the flight attendant convinced her to move the carrier to the bin above".

The owner had boarded United Flight 1284, from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to NY, on Monday, with her puppy in its carrier.

"Another reason I will never ever fly or support doing business with United Airlines!"

"We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them", the airline said in a statement to NBC 5. Of 40 total incidents involving animal loss, injury or death in 2017, 18 incidents involved an animal's death on United Airlines. A spokesperson could not immediately say if anyone has been disciplined in the incident.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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