A dog has died on board a United flight recently after it was placed in an overhead bin, moved from underneath a passengers seat.
The United flight, en route to New York from Houston, was carrying a passenger with a pet dog in a TSA-approved carrier. It was reported that a flight attendant on the flight demanded that the dog was placed in an overhead bin rather than under the passengers seat as per normal procedure.
The dog subsequently died during the flight.
United’s policy states that the dog’s kennel container must completely fit under the seat in front of the passenger.
The airline apologized and said it takes full responsibility for the death of the pet.