United Airlines Killed Yet Another Pet

About a year ago, United Airlines beat the s**t out of a doctor and dragged him off of a plane because they had overbooked the flight and he refused to give up his seat. He was being reasonable. He had bought a seat for that flight and United had taken his money. He shouldn’t be beaten and dragged off an airplane because United is trying to maximize profits. After that incident, United set about trying to reform its image. And they proceeded to kill the world’s largest rabbit and make a woman piss in a cup. Good job, United.

Now United is back in the news because a flight attendant stuffed a dog into the overhead luggage compartment where it died, according to CBS News.

Robledo put the dog in a carrier but struggled to put Kokito’s carrier under the seat in front of her. The family says a flight attendant insisted it go in the overhead bin.

“‘It’s a dog, it’s a dog.’ He can’t breathe up there.’ And she said, ‘It doesn’t matter, it still goes up there … She felt the dog and she put him up there,” Sophia recalled.

The family says they heard Kokito barking for two hours, then he stopped. They wanted to check on him but couldn’t.

“We tried, but there was a lot of turbulence. And we weren’t allowed to stand up,” Sophia said.

That is fucked up. United, for their part, called the family liars and said the flight attendant didn’t know it was a dog. So, you know, typical day for United. Delta’s motto used to be “we love to fly and it shows.” United’s motto is “f**k you, buddy.”

We have spoken to the family, our crew and a number of passengers who were seated nearby. We have learned that the customer did tell the flight attendant that there was a dog in the carrier. However, our flight attendant did not hear or understand her, and did not knowingly place the dog in the overhead bin. As we stated, we take full responsibility and are deeply sorry for this tragic accident. We remain in contact with the family to express our condolences and offer support.

To prevent this from happening again, by April we will issue bright colored bag tags to customers traveling with in-cabin pets. This visual tag will further help our flight attendants identify pets in-cabin.

Maybe stop hiring sociopaths to be flight attendants. Just as an experiment.

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5 years ago

“They wanted to check on him but couldn’t. “We tried, but there was a lot of turbulence. And we weren’t allowed to stand up,” Sophia said.” They couldn’t manage to just stand up, open the overhead bin, and pull the got out? Why not? Was the turbulence really so great that just unbuckling the seat belt would have sent them hurtling around the cabin?

5 years ago
Reply to  jay

No but if the flight attendant was half as psycho as she sounds she would have tackled them if they’d tried to stand when the seatbelt sign was on. Flight attendants have a scary amount of power and they’d already argued. The FA only needed a sliver of an excuse and she could have handcuffed the travellers to their seats for the rest of the journey. Even something as minor as standing up when standing is not allowed could be framed as disobedience.

Nate Fanfare
Nate Fanfare
5 years ago

F**k you for the pic of the dead dog, you classless assholes. F**k off and die in a fire. There are literally hundreds of pop culture news sites online; you’re the bottom of the list.

Barry Scott
Barry Scott
2 years ago