Dog dies after being placed in overhead bin on United flight

Lloyd Doyle
March 14, 2018

When the flight was over, the passenger found the dog had died.

United allows pets in the cabin when they are transported in kennels that can fit under the seat.

"The passenger adamantly pushed back, sharing verbally that her dog was in the bag".

When the woman was forced to place the dog in the overhead bin, Gremminger exchanged glances with the man next to her. "She sat in the airplane aisle on the floor crying, and all of surrounding passengers were utterly stunned", Maggie tweeted, about the other passenger.

Gremminger said the dog was barking from the overhead bin for at least 30 minutes but was dead by the time the owner went to get the dog when the plane landed.

"I want to help this woman and her daughter". "Maybe they have air ventilation in there that I didn't know about". She added that United offered her and another passenger who witnessed the incident a $75 voucher each but they turned it down.


She said she was seated in the row directly behind the woman and was shocked at what was happening.

"I'm sure the owner is going through the worst guilt", Gremminger wrote. In August of past year, a dog passed away in a plane's cargo hold while the flight was delayed on the tarmac for two hours, moths after the death of a giant rabbit following a United flight from London to Iowa in April. "The rationality in that moment must have so confusing". Of 40 total incidents involving animal loss, injury or death in 2017, 18 incidents involved an animal's death on United Airlines. They lost their dog because of an (at) united flight attendant.

According to social media posts from Laura and Gremminger, the flight was from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to LaGuardia Airport in NY.

"This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin", she stated.

United Airlines says it assumes full responsibility for the dog's death.

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