Dog dies on United flight after being stowed in overhead bin

  • Dog dies on United flight after being stowed in overhead bin

Dog dies on United flight after being stowed in overhead bin

Maggie Gremminer said the cabin was being prepared for take-off when a United Airlines flight attendant allegedly instructed a female passenger traveling with a teen, a young baby, and a French Bulldog in a carrier to place her pet in the overhead bin.

The French bulldog died during a flight from Houston to NY on Monday.

'There was no sound as we landed and opened his kennel, ' he wrote.

The woman initially placed the carrier under the seat in front of her, but the flight attendant told her she needed to put the bag, including the dog, in the overhead compartment for the entirety of the flight. After the flight attendant asked her to move it above, the woman adamantly refused, communicating her dog was in the bag. Lara claimed that flight attendants said the dog would be safe inside the compartment for three hours during the flight. "There was no movement as his family called his name", Lara wrote. I didn't question the flight attendant but I could have. They assured the safety of the family's pet so wearily, the mother agreed'. "I am in shock and don't know how I'll sleep", she said. I cried with them three minutes later as she sobbed over his lifeless body.

'This poor family paid $125 for their pet to be murdered in front of them.

Passenger June Lara wrote on Facebook that the flight attendants on the plane insisted the puppy in his kennel be placed inside the overhead bin.

United has suffered a string of incidents that generated bad publicity in the last two years, including the violent removal of a passenger from a United Express plane to make room for a crew member, and the death of a giant rabbit - its Iowa owners sued the airline, which they said cremated the animal to destroy evidence about the cause of death.

A spokesperson for United said the airline will investigate the dog's death "to prevent this from ever happening again".

"We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them", the USA airline said in a statement.