Puppy Dies After Flight Attendant Insists On Stowing Him In Overhead Luggage

Galtero Lara
Marcha 14, 2018

United said it was taking responsibility for the incident on the Monday night flight, saying pets should never be put in the overhead storage compartment.

Passengers reported that they did not know the dog had died during the flight until they landed at LaGuardia Airport.

A 10-month-old dog died on a United Airlines flight from Houston to NY after a flight attendant ordered the animal be put in the plane's overhead bin.

But Gremminger said in a photo on Facebook that a flight attendant forced the dog's owner to put the carrier and its occupant in the overhead compartment.

"I want to help this woman and her daughter", she tweeted.

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Gremminger said she is haunted by the sound of the black French bulldog barking during the flight, and then falling silent. "There was no movement as his family called his name. My heart broke with theirs as I realized he was gone".

"This was a tragic accident that never should have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin", a statement from United spokesperson Maggie Schmerin said, People reported. I didn't question the flight attendant but I could have. They INSISTED that the puppy be locked up for three hours without any kind of airflow. "We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them".

Another passenger, June Lara, wrote in a public Facebook post of the moment it was clear the dog had died.

A pet traveling in cabin must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel. "We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again".

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