Published: Fri, March 16, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

United Changes Pet Policy After Dog Dies in Overhead Bin

United Changes Pet Policy After Dog Dies in Overhead Bin

Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Democratic Sen.

Eventually, the pet owner, whom United declined to name, complied with the flight attendant.

On Wednesday, the day Kennedy announced his planned legislation, thousands of students across the country took part in walkouts to protest gun violence. "You're going to feel something soft and squishy inside like a dog so I don't know where this miscommunication came from".

CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg says passengers should be aware of airline policies when traveling with pets.

But even when accounting for their larger volume of animal passengers, United still leads all other airlines in rate of deaths per 10,000 pets.

The airline said in a statement to Business Insider that the incident should have never happened. Some 13 animals also reportedly got injured on a United airline flight. While the airline originally told Swindle that her dog could be quarantined for up to two weeks, they have since promised that a veterinarian will check on him in the airport and put him on a flight to Wichita, Kan.

But he says the flight was unusually bumpy and turbulent.

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A matter of days after a dog died in an overhead carrier on a United flight, the troubled airline has failed another family pet with a shocking mistake.

Alaska Airlines carried nearly 115,000 animals past year and reported just two deaths and one lost animal, the data show.

"She realized the dog was dead right there and she just started crying", she said.

The Points Guy reports that during their flight, an attendant insisted that the woman put her dog, which was held in a TSA-approved pet carrier, in an overhead bin for the rest of the flight. "This is not my dog", Swindle said. We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them.

"I'll never fly United", the 37-year-old actress told the paparazzi at LAX, after they asked her thoughts about the death of a French bulldog stuffed into an overhead bin. "The flight attendants of flight UA1284 felt that the innocent animal was better off crammed inside the overhead container without air and water". "We told her it was a dog and he barked too, It was pretty loud".

To prevent situations, like the one with Coquito, United said starting in April it will issue bright-colored bag tags to customers traveling with pet carrier bags so that flight attendants will know a pet is in the bag.

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