In case there’s any confusion, a dog is not a dopp kit. Yet a stunned family traveling this week from Houston to New York City claims that a United Airlines flight attendant insisted they stow their French bulldog in the bulk bin.
When they arrived, they discovered their beloved pet Kokito had died.
The incident first came to light across travel and flight blogs on Monday. One Mile at a Time posted an account from passenger Maggie Gremminger, who described a mother, daughter and baby traveling together. “I witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a woman to put her dog carrier with live dog in an overhead bin. The passenger adamantly pushed back, sharing verbally that her dog was in the bag. The flight attendant continued to ask the passenger to do it, and she eventually complied. By the end of the flight, the dog was dead. The woman was crying in the airplane aisle on the floor. A fellow passenger offered to hold the newborn while the mother was crying on the floor aisle with the dog. it was this out of body experience of grief.”
She added, “I don’t know how the hell this …read more