Family heartbroken by death of dog in jet's overhead bin

Kokito barked for help from the overhead storage bin where his carrier was placed despite protests

The incident took place Monday night on board a three-hour flight from the southern city of Houston to New York City.

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In a statement, United spokesperson Maggie Schmerin said the airline is "thoroughly investigating" what happened so that it never happens again.

Just recently a flight attendant of the airline kept a crate that had a dog in it in the overhead bin of the aircraft.

The bill was prompted after a puppy died during a flight earlier in the week, after a United Airlines Co cabin attendant ordered that it be stowed in an overhead bin.

It reads: "This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin". Asked for a message to the family who lost its pet dog, she added, "I feel so bad for them". Robledo initially stored the carrier under the seat in front of her but was later told by a flight attendant to move it, with Kokito inside, to the overhead bin. While he doesn't see Munoz or President Scott Kirby losing their jobs, he said, "Any one of these instances are awful on their own, but you link them all together and you realize you've got a problem".

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"It's disgusting." The 11-year-old girl's French bulldog was fine in a carrier under the seat on the United Airlines flight from NY to Houston. The dog and its owner got off the flight, which left 20 minutes late. We have notified our customers that their pets have arrived safely and will arrange to return the pets to them as soon as possible.

United Airlines issued an apology and is looking into the matter.

Benson followed suit, writing that she was "so disgusted" by the flight attendant's actions, and vowing to never fly with the airline again. "We. express our deepest condolences".

The incident called United's track record with animals into question.

Here's how the magazine summed up United's recent shameful record: "Last year, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel died in a United plane's cargo hold when the flight was delayed on the tarmac-also in Houston-for two hours".

Senators John Kennedy, a Republican, and Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, said the legislation would direct the Federal Aviation Administration to create regulations to prohibit the storing of a live animal in any overhead compartment and to impose civil fines for violations. In 2017, two dozen pets died on USA commercial flights, of those, 18 died on an United flight. The airline was responsible for 18 out of 24 such incidents while Delta and American Airlines only reported two such deaths each.

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