You know, some things just shouldn't happen. This is one of those things. And I can't think of anything to say about it that I can actually put into print. So I'll just let you know what happened.
A puppy died on a United Airlines flight, because the attendant insisted the dog go in the overhead bin.
The family had a pet carrier for their 10 month old puppy, but that wasn't good enough for the flight attendant.
The dog didn't survive the flight. There's no air in there.
A couple of passengers on the flight took to social media to spread the story
I couldn't really sleep last night, and when I did drift off I was reliving last night. @Jezebel @BuzzFeed @BuzzFeedNews @peta @DailyMail - can you help me amplify this? It should NEVER happen again to ANYONE. pic.twitter.com/oBvVPCHCyb— MaggieGremminger (@MaggieGrem) March 13, 2018
Thanks for bringing this story to our attention. United has now confirmed the story, taken responsibility and apologized:https://t.co/WNUlN448fv— JT Genter (@JTGenter) March 13, 2018
The airline has apologized and accepted responsibility--
United Airlines apologized after a dog died on a flight during which it was stored in a passenger’s overhead compartment https://t.co/2ZM14DAfZj— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 13, 2018
The online reaction? These are the nicer ones. There are a lot I can't post.
Livid. That pretty much describes it.
This enrages me and breaks my heart 😭 no apology will ever replace a family member. She might as well have put an 11 month old baby in the overheard compartment, cuz in my eyes there’s literally no difference. Disgusted with u @united https://t.co/z0VcoRLI9b— lauren ✄ (@laurDIY) March 14, 2018
Just read that this dog’s death is the most recent in a string of pet deaths connected to @united. If an airline can’t keep ALL of their passengers safe, I’ll never fly them.— om (@oliviamunn) March 14, 2018
I hugged my dog tonight before I put him into his crate for the night. Then I hugged him tighter. I can't stop thinking about that puppy.