Another dog was loaded onto the wrong plane Thursday, and yes, it happened to United Airlines again. A flight leaving from Newark, New Jersey and heading to St. Louis was diverted to Akron, Ohio after the airlines realized their mistake.
According to CNN, Flight 3996 was carrying 33 passengers to St. Louis, but the pet was scheduled to fly to Akron. The dog, that had been traveling in a carrier, however was safely delivered to his owners at an undisclosed location, and the airlines offered compensation to all of the passengers because the flight had been diverted.
On Monday, a French bulldog died on a flight from Houston to New York after an airline attendant placed the dog in an overhead bin. On Tuesday, a German shepherd landed in Japan when he was headed to join his family in Kansas City. Instead a Great Dane, who was the dog heading to Japan landed in Kansas City. All the dogs have since been reunited with their owners.
All dogs in pet carriers will now be tagged with brightly colored tickets to avoid being mishandled. The tags will help flight attendants identify pets. Prosecutors from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston announced Thursday that they have been reviewing Kokito’s death and will decide if animal cruelty charges are warranted.
No one is counting United, but this is the third pet mishandled situation in one week.
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