United Airlines, one year after dragging a bloodied man off a plane, is under fire again after a United Airlines flight attendant forced a passenger to put their dog in the overhead compartment. The dog was traveling in a TSA approved pet carrier. The passenger did what she was told the yet when the plane landed, the dog had died during the flight.
The thought of a flight attendant forcing a family to put their dog in the overhead bin is insane. You would think common sense would tell you to not put the animal in the overhead bin but I guess not. Betting if she would have said no, she would have been removed from the plane.
Passengers heard barking during the flight, but didn’t learn that the dog had died until the flight was over.
According to United’s website, its policy for onboard pets is: “A pet traveling in cabin must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel. The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times.”