Dog dies after airline worker has it placed in overhead bin

Share
Dog dies after airline worker has it placed in overhead bin

The dog's owners, a woman, a teenage girl, and an infant, were traveling with from Houston to New York's LaGuardia on Monday, passenger Maggie Gremminger, who witnessed the incident, told BuzzFeed News.

A woman traveling with a teenage girl and an infant boarded Flight 1284 from Houston to NY. yesterday (March 12) with a 10-month-old French bulldog inside a TSA-approved carrier, according to fellow passenger Maggie Gremminger, who was sitting behind them.

A dog was found dead after being stuffed in a travel bag and stored in an overhead bin during a United Airlines flight.

'How could a trained flight attendant instruct a passenger to place her dog in that bin. I cried with them three minutes later as she sobbed over his lifeless body. Last June, rapper SchoolBoy Q accused United of putting his pet dog on the wrong flight to the wrong city during a layover.

"They INSISTED that the puppy be locked up for three hours without any kind of airflow", he wrote on Facebook. United's website says that pets that come on a plane must remain under the seat in front of the customer throughout the flight. He said the airline refunded the tickets purchased for the dog owner and her two children and the fee that they paid to bring a pet on board - typically $200. "They assured the safety of the family's pet so wearily, the mother agreed".

At least one flight attendant seemed unaware that a live animal was in the carrier, People reported.

He said the puppy was traveling with his wife Catalina and their two kids back home to NY from a visit with him in Houston, where he is now working. The flight was almost 4 and half hours.

The carrier has apologised for the tragic loss, saying "We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them".

A spokesperson for United could not say if anyone had been disciplined in relation to the incident.

"We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again", Schmerin added.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

The Hexavest Inc. Decreases Holdings in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)
At the moment, the 14-day ATR for Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is noted at 1.27. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Thursday, August 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform" on Tuesday, November 3. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, February 13.

Global Pipettors Market 2018 - Eppendorf, Capp ApS, Nichiryo, Hamilton, Sartorius
This Overview Includes Diligent Analysis of Scope, Types , Application , Sales by region, manufacturers, types and applications. The research also covers the current market size of the Smart Home System along with the growth rate over the years.

Rumor: New Splinter Cell Coming to E3 2018
Without a doubt, this is a great news that will excite a large part of the community. Since then, Sam Fisher has retreated into the shadows, not to be seen or heard from.

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) COO Lars C. Anderson Sells 16485 Shares
It is positive, as 45 investors sold FITB shares while 234 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 134 raised stakes. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 53,143 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,777,101.92.

Why Karan Johar won't be part of Alia Bhatt's birthday?
The film also stars TV's most popular actress Mouni Roy and Amitabh Bachchan in pivotal roles. She's a proud owner of three cats - Sheeba, Pica and Edward.

Kelly Clarkson felt like 'Pretty Woman' in Gwen Stefani's house
Stephanie ultimately picked Adam because she believed he could help her embrace the feeling of songs rather than technicality. Her passionate performance earns not only turns from Shelton and Levine, but tears from Clarkson over their shared connection.

Claire Foy was paid less than Matt Smith for 'The Crown'
While Smith's salary wasn't stated outright, Foy was paid $40,000 per episode , according to a breakdown of TV stars' pay. The makers of The Crown have admitted that Claire Foy was paid less than the actor who played her husband.

Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTNX) stock price target raised to $50; RBC Capital
The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . BTIG Research upgraded shares of Nutanix from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday.

Trump Blocks the Deal by Qualcomm and Broadcom
Lawmakers accused the company of having close links to Beijing, and said it posed a threat to USA national security . Donald Trump has issued a presidential order which has halted the takeover of Qualcomm for the time being.

Stormy Daniels Seeks New Judge in Trump Lawsuit
Stormy Daniels , whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, received no response to a letter sent Monday to Trump's lawyer Michael D. Daniels sued Trump earlier this month, claiming the nondisclosure agreement is void because Trump did not sign it.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.