Dog dies after being placed in overhead compartment during United flight

Dog dies after being placed in overhead compartment during United flight

Maggie Gremminger a passenger on the United fight 1284 from Houston Intercontinental to New York's LaGuardia said that a passenger boarded the flight with a TSA-compliant pet carrier with a small dog inside.

United's pet policy says animals must be in a carrier that can fit underneath the seat in front of the passenger.

The passengers heard barking for part of the flight, The Points Guy reported. We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them.

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. As a matter of fact me and my wife got the privelage to babysit their dog Bernie (named after the Brewer mascot) the last week and it was such a blast.

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The dog's death is the latest in a string of alarming customer service incidents for United, including an episode past year in which a passenger was dragged screaming off an overbooked flight at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. However, the owner was reportedly forced by a flight attendant to put the dog carrier along with its occupant in the overhead compartment. "However, the flight attendants of flight UA1284 felt that the innocent animal was better off crammed inside the overhead container without air and water", another passenger, June Lara, wrote on Facebook. "I held her baby as the mother attempted to resuscitate their 10 month old puppy. Her daughter was also crying", she said. This poor family paid $125 for their pet to be murdered in front of them. "We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again", United Airlines spokesperson said. "My heart is broken".

Today, I boarded my last United Airlines flight.

Gremminer said she has been offered $75 credit by the airline which, she said, just makes things worse.

In 2017, United had the highest number of animal deaths of any US carriers, according to a Department of Transportation (DOT) report, with 18 animals killed and 13 injured in transport.

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