The Chicago-headquartered carrier is making headlines for another animal an accident.
United Airlines passengers on board flight 3996 were probably feeling no puppy love for the carrier as their March 15 flight from Newark, N. J. to St. Louis was diverted to Akron, Ohio deplane a dog had accidentally loaded into the plane.
Somewhere during the flight with United Airlines staff members realized that it was a dog loaded freight “accidentally” and was supposed to be transported to Akron-Canton Airport, a company spokeswoman confirmed to Fox 8.
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United also confirmed that the dog is safely delivered to the family, and all 33 passengers on board were compensated for the distraction, Fox 2 Now adds. This is the third time this week that the United has made headlines for a dog-related incidents in the high skies.
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On Monday, a French bulldog died after they mistakenly posted by a flight attendant in an overhead bin for the duration of a trip from Houston to New York, but the owners carried the pet on the plane TSA-approved carrier they should be able to keep on their feet for the duration of your flight. United has since apologized for the matter and accept full responsibility for the incident, though the company could face a criminal probe in Texas for the animal’s death.
On Tuesday, the carrier accidentally sent a German shepherd to Japan instead of Kansas. The pet has now been reunited with his family.
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