12 times United was America's most hated airline

12 times United was America's most hated airline

It was only a day earlier that dog lovers expressed outrage when a 10-month-old French bulldog died on a Houston to NY flight.

In a second statement following the death of a French bulldog on an internal flight, United Airlines said that the flight attendant who placed a carrier in an overhead bin had no idea a dog was in it.

Prosecutors said in a statement they won't decide whether or not to press charges until the investigation is completed.

United Airlines says the flight attendant who ordered the passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin didn't know there was a puppy inside.

The Department of Transportation says United Airlines led all other US carriers when it comes to pets dying on their aircraft in the period from 2015 to 2017.

"I'll never fly United", Munn told TMZ while going through security at LAX, adding, "If they can't take care of all their passengers and the animals, I don't think anyone should fly with them".

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The airline already prohibits pets being placed in the overhead bin or at emergency exit rows and bulkhead seats. They lost their dog because of an @united flight attendant. "This is not my dog", Swindle said.

In November, a college student who was flying home to Miami said an employee for Spirit Airlines refused to let her board with her miniature hamster, Pebbles, suggesting instead that she flush the creature down a toilet.

According to United Airlines, the flight attendant said she was unaware that a dog was inside that pet carrier. A flight attendant, anxious that the carrier did not fit under the seat, instructed the owners to put the carrier in the overhead compartment, where the dog perished after the 3½-hour flight.

"At the end of the day, you don't have control over your animal in those times and when something really bad happens, the best you can hope for is money damages and that's not going to sit well with people who really care about their animal and want to make sure they get from one place to another safely", said Roe. They're trained to know what's safe and not safe during flight. The spokesman said Chicago-based United offered to pay for a necropsy. "We. express our deepest condolences". He cited figures from the Transportation Department that of the 24 animals that died on U.S. carriers a year ago, 18 were on United flights.

Kennedy, in his letter, said United's "pattern of animal deaths and injuries is simply inexcusable". Last year, the carrier was sued by the owners of a giant rabbit that died on one of its flights.

Of course, there are two sides to every story and we haven't heard a first-hand account from the flight attendant - and we are unlikely ever to. "Some 18 animals perished on United flights, compared with two each on American, Delta, and Alaska, and zero on all other airlines tracked by the department", said the report.

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