Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

United Airlines has another pet-related glitch

United Airlines has another pet-related glitch

It comes after another dog was accidentally sent to Japan on Tuesday and a puppy died on a flight the day before that when staff said it had to go in the overhead locker.

United Airlines can't seem to get a doggone thing right.

A flight from Newark to St. Louis was diverted Thursday after the airline realized that a dog was "mistakenly" loaded onto the plane, United Airlines said in a statement.

United provided compensation to all of the customers on board the diverted Flight 3996, it said. The pet was delivered safely to its owners and all passengers on the flight were compensated, United said.

On Monday, a French bulldog puppy named Kokito suffocated in an overhead bin, after a flight attendant insisted the owner stow the dog there for a three-hour flight from Houston to NY.

On Monday, a French bulldog apparently died after a flight attendant forced the family to load their dog into an overhead compartment.

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After being separated from their dog for almost four days, the Swindle family from Salem was reunited with their beloved furry friend in Kansas on Thursday.

Thursday's incident is the airline's third just this week involving animals.

The dog who racked up quite a few frequent flier miles in the past few days is now back home with his family.

An already stressful experience took an unexpected turn when a Great Dane came out of the kennel instead of their 10-year-old German shepherd.

The airline is now being investigated for the incident by the Harris County Animal Cruelty Task Force in Texas, and charges may be filed.

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