Passengers on a flight from Houston to New York's LaGuardia Airport were left traumatized after a woman's black bulldog unexpectedly died on the plane.
A dog died on a United Airlines flight from Houston to NY after a flight attendant apparently insisted a woman put the puppy in an overhead bin, according to multiple reports.
Gremminger said on Twitter she wants to find out the name of the dog's owners so she can help them.
"It was clearly a dog and while the customer was adamant about leaving it under the seat, the attendant pushed her to do so", she wrote in the first of a series of tweets.
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"The flight attendant continued to ask the passenger to do it, and she eventually complied". She said the woman was "very hesitant and reluctant", and explained her dog was in the carrier. I am heart broken right now.
'The flight attendants of flight UA1284 felt that the innocent animal was better off crammed inside the overhead container without air and water, ' he wrote on Facebook. Gremminger posted that she saw a flight attendant tell the dog's owner to put the pup in the overhead compartment.
Gremminger told the travel blog One Mile at a Time: "By the end of the flight, the dog was dead".
"She sat in the airplane aisle on the floor crying, and all of surrounding passengers were utterly stunned".
Passenger June Lara wrote on Facebook that the flight attendants on the plane insisted the puppy in his kennel be placed inside the overhead bin. "We assume full responsiblity for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them".
A spokesperson for United said the airline will investigate the dog's death "to prevent this from ever happening again". In April, a giant rabbit named Simon died on a United flight last April en route to the Iowa State Fair.