As if the death of a tiny French bulldog being stuffed into an overhead bin on a United Airlines flight wasn’t devastating enough, Scottish actor Grahama McTavish used Twitter on Friday evening to call out United Airlines crew members making jokes about stuffing dogs into overhead bins.
According to People, the Scottish actor tweeted:
“Crew on the NOLA/Chicago leg making jokes about dogs in the overhead, and then plain rude on the delayed Chicago/Vancouver flight.”
McTavish who has made appearances on Starz’s “Outlander said a crew member approached him and said,
“If you want lunch, you’d better get that (tray) table out.”
McTavish didn’t repeat exactly what crew members said about the death of Kokito, but the comments following the tweet just didn’t find the actions of the United crew acceptable nor amusing. Patricia Bacarella tweeted:
“I’m heartbroken for the little pup that died on that overhead bin. He died a cruel death and yet the crew on United are making jokes? How sad, thank you for calling them out …so sorry you had a terrible experience.”
For anyone not familiar with the ten-month-old puppy’s death, a flight attendant forced passenger Catalina Robledo to stow her puppy in an overhead bin. Kokito died during that trip. The attendant claimed she didn’t know there was a dog in the bag, however United has accepted responsibility. One day later, a German shepherd was mistakenly flown to Japan instead of landing in Kansas which had been his destination. On Friday, the airline diverted another flight to Akron, Ohio when a dog in the cargo hold was mistakenly heading to St. Louis.
United spokesperson Maggie Schmerin has since confirmed the airline “reached out to our customer to get the facts and will investigate with everyone involved.”
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