A woman’s canine companion died on a United Airlines flight Monday evening after a crew member allegedly stowed the animal into one of the overhead bins in the aircraft’s cabin.
The New York Post reported that the flight attendant insisted that the woman who owned the dog, which was in a TSA-approved carrier, shove her canine companion in the aircraft’s overhead bin for the remainder of the flight from Houston to New York’s La Guardia Airport.
Maggie Gremminger, a passenger on a flight, tweeted a picture of the distraught owner on her phone to bring attention to the woman’s situation.
They lost their dog because of an @united flight attendant.
United’s policy on pets traveling aboard the aircraft states that all animals traveling inside the cabin “must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel” that must fit under the passenger’s seat and be kept there for the duration of the flight.