Last night, a 10-month-old dog on a United Airlines flight died after it was stuffed into an overhead bin by a flight attendant
The flight attendant suggested to the dog's owner during the flight to place the dog, that was in a TSA-approved carrier, into the overhead bin compartment.
According to witnesses, the dog was barking during the flight, but no one thought that the dog was in immediate danger.
June Lara posted on Facebook that, “There was no movement as his family called his name. I held her baby as the mother attempted to resuscitate their 10-month-old puppy.”
Maggie Gremminger uploaded a pic of the dog's owners on Twitter asking the public to help the family of the dog.
A United spokesperson posted a statement: “This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them. We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again.”
United’s traveling pet policy on their website, states: “A pet traveling in cabin must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel. The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times.”
This isn't the first time United Airlines found itself in hot water.
Some Twitter users are furious right now.
She needs to be fired . I will never ever fly United again . I have a service dog because I am diabetic and my dog is trained to notify me for sugar drops . Also no one is supposed to ask me what is wrong . United is the only airline that gives me problems #unitedsucks https://t.co/GIwHHSYiB4— CAINX4 (@CAINX4) March 13, 2018