United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident

Gladys Abbott
March 18, 2018

The pet was bound for Akron, Ohio, but was mistakenly loaded onto the St. Louis flight, company spokeswoman Natalie Noonan said Saturday. United Airlines confirmed the incident to the news station, which did not identify the type of animal or indicate if the pet was loaded into cargo or brought into the main cabin.

Or the one where a German shepherd was sent to Japan instead of Kansas. On Monday night, a French Bulldog puppy died after a flight attendant reportedly demanded the its owner put the dog carrier into an overhead bin.

The passengers were provided compensation for their inconvenience, Noonan said, without providing additional details.

Ian Petchenic, a spokesman for the flight-data company Flightradar24, said the flight averages about two hours.

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United Airlines can't seem to get a doggone thing right. The bill is called Welfare of Our Furry Friends Act, or WOOFF.

In wake of the incident, prosecutors from the Harris County District Attorney's office in Houston said they are looking into the possibility of animal cruelty charges.

The dog, named Irgo, had quite an adventure when he was accidently flown to Japan and not Kansas City, Missouri, which was his intended destination. The mix-up occurred during connecting flights in Denver. Irgo was reunited with his family on Thursday.

United Airlines is retiring its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft that are affectionately known as the ÒQueen of the SkiesÓ and marked the occassion with a final flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.

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