This is such a sad heartbreaking story. A passenger lost her 10-month-old puppy after a United Airlines flight attendant forced her to store her puppy in an overhead bin against her wishes. Witnesses say the owner tried to explain that the dog was in a small bag and would be fine sitting with her, but the flight attendant forced her to stow the puppy in an overhead bin. The owner reluctantly agreed but when the plane landed the puppy was dead.
The dog belonged to a mother traveling with two young children from Houston to New York’s LaGuardia Airport Monday night. Before takeoff, the bag apparently extended into the aisle. Online posts from witnesses said the passenger explained there was a dog in the bag, but the flight attendant insisted it go in the overhead. That flight attendant told the airline she did not realize the pet was inside.
The flight attendant tried to explain that she didn’t know a dog was inside the bag, but United has accepted full responsibility.
United says this is a tragic accident that should never have occurred, adding “pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. We assume full responsibility for this tragedy andto the family and are committed to supporting them.”
This is just another black eye for United Airlines who made headlines in 2017, for forcibly removing a doctor that was subsequently knocked unconscious. Flip the page to see how the dog was found.