United Airlines flight diverted after third dog incident in single week

Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week

United Airlines flight diverted after third dog incident in single week

A United flight headed to St. Louis was diverted to Akron, Ohio, after the airline mistakenly loaded a pet onto the flight.

And on Monday, a United Airlines flight attendant forced a passenger to load a French bulldog carrier into an overhead bin during the three-and-half hour trip from Houston to New York's LaGuardia Airport. The spokesperson did not say what type of animal was involved in the latest instance.

A third mishap involving a pet on a United Airlines flight has occurred in less than a week.

Passengers were offered compensation due to the diversion, however the airline declined to provide any further details.

The incident has brought upon a new policy for United Airlines.

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Kokito died after a United Airlines attendant stored him in an overhead bin in March of 2018 against the wishes of his owner.


Earlier this week, 10-year-old German shepherd named Irgo was sent to Japan instead of Kansas after a mix-up on a United flight.

In Irgo's place was a great dane that was supposed to be en route to Japan. The airline flew the animal back to the U.S.in a private plane, and the dog's owner reportedly plans to sue.

In wake of the incident, prosecutors from the Harris County District Attorney's office in Houston said they are looking into the possibility of animal cruelty charges. Irgo was reunited with his family on Thursday. The airline said the kennels were similar.

"I don't particularly enjoy having to legislate, or trying to legislate, common decency", Kennedy said.

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