United Airlines Mishandled Another Dog
Animal owners should be slightly wary about flying with your pets, because United Airlines has mishandled yet another passenger’s dog.
On March 15, Dudley, a 6-year-old mix breed was put on a flight to St.
Louis Mo instead of Akron, Ohio — so the plane was re-routed mid-flight.
Dudley was then delivered to his family safely.
This was United’s 3rd incident in one week involving dogs.
On March 13, a German Shepard named Irgo was sent to Japan instead of Kansas City with his family.
The family said he went without food or water on the 16-hour flight.
On March 12, French Bulldog Kokito died after the flight crew ordered the owner to place the 10-month old in an overhead bin.
USA Today reported in 2017 that United was responsible for one-third of all animal deaths on U.S. flights from January 2012 to February 2017.
And from March to December or 2017, United was also responsible for 70% of animal deaths and 83% of animal injuries on U.S. flights.
United Airlines has suspended all “petsafe” travel reservations while it reviews the program.
Hopefully, they’ll be able to make the proper changes to ensure that more animals aren’t met with mishandling, inconveniences or death.