Earlier this week, a woman packed her bags put her dog in a TSA – compliant pet carrier, and boarded a United flight from Houston to New York with her daughter. When they landed the dog was dead all because the flight attendant had insisted she stow the pet carrier in an overhead bin.
According to United pet policy, pet should be carried and approved carriers and stowed underneath the seat in front of the customer, never ended over had been where there is a limited air circulation.
Unfortunately this isn’t United’s first animal tragedy according to the Chicago Tribune, in 2016 United Airlines had the second most animal deaths and injuries of any US Airline. The airline reported 9 deaths and 14 injuries that’s a total of 23 incidents. These were the highest figures for each category among U.S. carriers.
Please sign this petition demanding that United Airlines set a stricker pet policy with clear penalties for violations, clarifying those policies to all United employees, and let the public know so customers with pets can make responsible choices when choosing an airline.