United Airlines apologizing after a flight attendant told a family to put their dog in the overhead. The dog did not survive the fight. Kokito was a 10-month-old puppy a family member. This distraught mother with two children, forced to carry her dead dog off a jetliner. Airline told to put their pet in an overhead bin for three-hour united flight from Houston to New York.
Another passenger writing on Facebook, saying flight attendants insisted the carrier with the pup be put in the overhead bin while assuring the dog’s safety.
Aviation Analyst, John Nance said, “In all my years of flying, I have never heard of a flight attendant asking or forcing someone to put an animal in the overhead bin”.
United appears to agree, in a contrite statement offering condolences saying, “Never should have occurred. Pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. We assume full responsibility”.
Department of Transportation statistics on animal incidents on U.S. carriers stated that around eighteen animals died while being transported by United Airlines last year. It carried 138,000 and its rate of animals dying, hurt or lost more than twice that of any of its competitors.
Experts stated that if someone wants to travel with pets, firstly go through the rules and regulations and talk to the airline before you arrive at the airport.