The scottish actor Graham McTavish claims to have heard are “rude” United crew make insensitive jokes in the wake of a recent incident.
The scottish actor Graham McTavish, says his last flight with United Airlines was “nonsense,” claiming to hear the crew making jokes about the padding of the dogs in the trunk — just a few days after the United was accused of forcing a woman to stow her French bulldog in an overhead bin, where he eventually died.
“Sorry, but my journey with @united today was crap,” tweeted McTavish on Friday night. “The crew on the NOLA/ Chicago leg making jokes about the dogs in the overhead, and then just rude on the delayed Chicago/Vancouver flight.”
Sorry, but my journey with @united today, it was a mess. the crew on the NOLA/ Chicago leg making jokes about the dogs in the overhead, and then just rude on the delayed Chicago/Vancouver flight, “If you want lunch you’d better get that table”. Just makes a bad experience worse guys.
— Graham McTavish (@grahammctavish) March 17, 2018
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McTavish, who has appeared on Starz, “Outlander” and AMC’s “Preacher” further suggested that a member of the crew on the last flight went up to him and said: “If you want lunch, you’d better get that [tray] table.”
“Just makes a bad experience worse, boys,” he added.
McTavish did not elaborate on the joke, he says he caught on the first flight, but many of his followers were quick to speak out against the United alleged behavior in the comments.
So sorry. The dog in the overhead is no joke. A family with young children, loss of a beloved pet. It was miserable.
— Glenda Ehrle (@GEhrle) March 18, 2018
Because the dead puppies are so funny and all. ?
— Julia M. Zoeller (@JuliaMZoeller) March 17, 2018
I’m heartbroken for the little pup who died during the overhead bin. He died a horrible death and yet the crew who are United in making jokes? How sad, thank you for calling them out…so sorry you had a terrible experience…
— Patricia Bacarella (@PatriciaBaca) March 19, 2018
Dog jokes? Wow too fast. If flying is all you do, it seems as if a company could hit the bull’s eye every time. ✈️
— Mindy Morgan (@MINDYMORGAN79) March 18, 2018
Terrible to make that kind of jokes! Shame on them
— Paula Medlock (@PaulaMedlock) March 18, 2018
United ran into trouble for allegedly forcing passenger Catalina Robledo to stow her dog in an overhead bin last Monday, during a flight from Houston to New York. The French bulldog, named Kokito, was found to react after being removed from the overhead bin.
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Robledo 7-year-old daughter said the flight attendant later claimed that she didn’t know there was a dog in the woman in the bag, but the young girl challenged this. United later accepted the responsibility for the incident.
“This was a tragic accident that never occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. We take full responsibility for this tragedy and extend our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them,” said United spokesman Maggie Schmerin following the dog’s death.
Just a day after the incident with Kokito, United was again blasted for the treatment of pets, this time for accidentally sending a family, the German shepherd of Japan instead of Kansas. Further, on 15 March, a United flight on the way to St. Louis was diverted to Akron, Ohio, after the crew discovered a dog had been loaded into the aircraft, the cargo of the field “accidentally.”
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A representative from United Airlines was not immediately available for comment.