United Airlines

United Airlines is back in the news for another PR nightmare involving a passenger. United has apologized to a woman whose dog suffocated to death after a stewardess stuffed the animal in an overhead bin.

Catalina Robledo, a mother-of-2, sat helplessly as her 10-month-old French bulldog, Kokito, barked for help inside the small compartment.

Robledo, her 2 children and her pooch were on board a flight from Houston to New York on Monday when the tragic incident occurred. The puppy was in an approved pet carrier that is designed to fit under her seat. But Robledo had another bag under the seat, so she put the carrier in the aisle.

A stewardess complained that the carrier was blocking the aisle, so the stewardess put the carrier into the overhead bin, according to the NY Daily News.

Robledo and people sitting nearby tried to explain there was a dog inside the carrier, passengers said, according to the News.

"The dog barked and barked but I could not stand,” she told Spanish language TV station Telemundo47.

Robledo, who speaks limited English, said she was not aware that her dog was dying.

She said her newborn baby was on her lap and the plane was going through turbulence. The flight crew, she continued, did nothing as Kokito barked inside the cramped space.

When the plane landed at LaGaurdia 4 hours later, Robledo retrieved the carrier from the overhead bin. That's when she saw the dog was not breathing and unresponsive.

“I grabbed him on the floor and said: ‘Kokito breathe, breathe,'" she told Telemundo in Spanish. “But he was already dead.”

The stewardess claimed she didn’t know there was a dog inside the carrier, Robledo said, and left the plane crying.

Catalina Robledo and Sophia Cabellos

"He was a really special dog. It's just sad the way he has to, just leave," said Robledo's tearful 11-year-old daughter Sophia Ceballos, who was traveling with her mother at the time.

United Airlines has been accused of previous abusive incidents involving passengers.

United took responsibility for the “tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin,” a spokesman said in a statement.

The airline agreed to reimburse Robledo for her airline ticket and to replace the dog.

  • LuLu

    I'm not even a pet lover....but... "replace" the dog? How does that work?

  • Trace da Ace

    damn....never heard of them EVER replacing anything.....stay tuned...

  • Kim’s Original Face

    She is about to get paid...

    if the dog was in the crate and she had a bag under the seat, why didnt she just move the damn bag instead of letting the air line attendant put her dog in the overhead bin.

    And if the dog was barking I know that attendant heard it. Why didnt anybody else speak up??? why didnt she retrieve the dog after take off

    so may questions. **face palm**

    I know one thing she is about to get paid a grip.

  • YaYa

    lawsuit

  • Soda

    Why didn't she switch her bag that was under her seat to the overhead compartment, or surely someone else had room under a seat for the ?.

  • bemetoo

    Sue they ass

  • datjerk

    Smh

  • Yardgirl

    This what I said!! Le sigh.

  • Kayke

    It's considered property so they'll get the value of the dog. No pain and suffering.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Lordt, United done killed a white woman's best friend.
    They are going to learn sooner or later.

  • Kayke

    Dogs are property. They'll replace the property, maybe comp the ticket.

  • Yardgirl

    These flight attendants today are doing too too much, some are extra AF!! Since I don't want to get kicked off a flight over nonsense and BS (plus it's usually a business trip to a meeting) I don't give them anything to work against me other than a steely death stare. However in this case there is no way that I would put a dog, a living thing in the overhead compartment!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Omg.

    As a dog owner, I couldn't imagine. Well, first of all I couldn't imagine allowing them to do that in the first place. But, she looks young.

  • Soda

    Pets just aren't safe on planes anymore. Last month a passenger was told to flush her emotional support pet hamster down the toilet. ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh my goodness....can you imagine?
    I don’t think she has a case here. Why didn’t she switch out her bag or her daughters bag? And she never tried to get up and retrieve the dog during flight. It would be different if she desperately tried to retrieve the dog and they wouldn’t let her.

  • R Smith

    Exactly! I would have switched the bags.

  • You Could Never

    She about to get PAID. And the flight attendant is LYING. You know gatdamn well you heard that dog barking. Other folks on the flight report they heard that poor pooch crying out from the overhead. So heartless. God bless these folks who probably treated that dog like one of their family. Stupid asses

  • Junkanoo

    People are a walking contridiction they will get upset over the death an treatment of dogs but not the chickens,cows ,pigs,lambs ,goats they eat regularly for meals ,major double standards.

  • Rayne

    So they couldn’t put the dog under the daughters ? seat? Or another passengers seat? ?

  • Kanyade

    Because switching bags would’ve been too much like “right”, as in the right way, common sense way, of doing things.

  • Kanyade

    French bulldogs are so cute! Poor pup. ??

  • Satin Panther

    Soo many questions and it's like this so could've been avoided. I think the woman couldn't speak English and lacked common sense as well.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    United is known for the fvck shyt...

    They knocked out that Asian man's teeth removing him from a flight and removed several black women from flights without cause (several times). Paid a few $$$ and received what amounts to a slap on the wrist, if that.

    But NOW they done hurt a dog. Too far!!!

    It's on now....

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b28fbcaa6fb1a08dd9577c96539dbb6e18944f4f1e9388ca4f800f118b21b3fc.gif

  • You Could Never

    Here is an account of a passenger on the same plane and what they witnessed.

    "Maggie Gremminger is still heartbroken over what she witnessed on March 12 on United Airlines flight #1284 from Houston, Texas, to New York City’s Laguardia Airport.

    The community relations manager tells PEOPLE that a fellow passenger’s dog died on the flight after a flight attendant adamantly instructed the unnamed passenger to store her carrier, with the pet inside, in an overhead storage bin for the duration of the flight. According to Gremminger, 30, the black French bulldog barked from the bin at least 30 minutes into the flight, but was found dead when the owner went to retrieve her dog once the plane had landed."

    http://people.com/pets/dog-dies-on-united-flight-overhead-bin/

  • shun king

    them frenchies run around 5k and can go up to 10k and white folks trauma is priceless they going to get a big check

  • Soda

    When the animals you named can alert me of prowlers and fight them off I'll stop eating them.

  • You Could Never

    The other passenger said this lady probably didnt want to cause a ruckus and finally gave in to the request of the attendant bc she didnt want to be kicked off. That is a REAL fate and possiblity. Nobody wants to be kicked off their flight with kids in tow. So she finally gave in to putting the dog in the overhead. She did resist for a long time before complying.

    “The flight attendant told the passenger that her bag was blocking part of the aisle. I could not see it, as I was already in my seat, but it sounded like it was somehow not completely fitting beneath the seat in front of her,” Gremminger says of the encounter. “After the flight attendant asked her to move it above, the woman adamantly refused, communicating her dog was in the bag. There was some back and forth before finally the flight attendant convinced her to move the carrier to the bin above.”

    “Also, the owner had an infant and other daughter. Causing a scene before flight could risk being kicked off the flight. I can only imagine she felt stuck in her decision to comply.”

  • Yardgirl

    Don't fcuk with white people and their dogs!!

  • Yardgirl

    This makes me so mad!!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    big facts!

  • You Could Never

    I been following this case since it happened. I am not even a pet lover (dogs or cats) but I feel some kind of way about this and its WRONG. Giving me back my flight money and buying a new dog is NOT the same. Its NOT. A CHILD is traumatized over this. Said both her and the kids were crying their faces off.

  • Yardgirl

    I have only flown United once (2 years ago to Orlando) and the flight attendants were miserable and unfriendly. It was a early flight so I thought they were just not morning people but after all of the negative stunts I have to wonder about that crew of people.

  • Yardgirl

    Poor babies!!!! I have goosebumps!!

  • Pamela

    Lord forgive me. I know I shouldn't laugh but this is funny as h@ll.
    RIP KOKITO.

  • pecancandy

    Swear fo God, just got off American Airlines. Cat meowed the entire time. I thought animals had to be below plane. RIP Fido.

  • Ghost

    I have flown with them once as well...It was about 10 years ago. The flight attendant was so rude I had to contain myself. The whole experience was so terrible I've never flown with them again! Who in the HELL would suggest putting a dog in the overhead bin...stupid ass!

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I don't care what somebody tells you lol.... Why would you put your dog in a box with no holes in it?

  • You Could Never

    I have NEVER flown with them and after this I never WILL.

  • Layah Jhene

    She about to sue every damn body. White People don't play about their dogs. And her kids were emotionally distressed too SMH. United done messed up now.

  • Layah Jhene

    Lmao ok

  • JV

    They can kick the crap out of a doctor, DRAG HIM FROM THE ISLE off the plane and arrest him but.... YOU BETTER NOT HURT A DOG!!!

    But seriously this is horrible too. A pet is like family and you better believe she has PTSD, the OTHER passengers have PTSD.. this is awful. What kind of idiot tells someone to put their dog up there -- there's no ventilation in those compartments!!

  • Kanyade

    ? lol

  • MJF

    This story is sad but I'm very confused as to why the passenger put a bag under the seat, and the dog in the aisle at first. Of course nothing can be in the aisles this is basic common sense when flying.

    I don't care what was in the other bag, the bag under the seat could've been placed in the overhead bin and the dog could've been placed under the seat. Problem solved.

  • JV

    That's really messed up you think that's funny.

  • JV

    Everybody on that plane who witnessed that is messed up.

  • Yardgirl

    Yep I will never fly with them again!! Old miserable hags!!

  • Pamela

    Come on, lighten up, no need to take life so seriously.

  • Yardgirl

    The only thing I can think is that the dog carrier could not fit under the seat. So sad!

  • You Could Never

    And add in pressurization. Like the FLIGHT attendant of ALL FOLKS know this.

  • You Could Never

    What part was funny? I want to laugh too.

  • JV

    I absolutely get what you're saying. I'm trying to go as plant based as I can. I eat vegan meals most days out of the week. But I do think that it's different here because its not just the animal, but the bond that people make with the animal. Not trying to get philosophical but I think that makes a difference.

  • You Could Never

    Bloop

  • MJF

    that's true, but it was TSA approved which means it should be able to fit, you know what I mean? But you could be right about that!

  • Luv Pitties

    This is not a White people thing as it relates to dogs. This is ignorance at its finest. I am Black my dog is not “like family” to me, he IS family! I will hurt somebody behind him or worse. I have had a horrible flight with United in the past (not dog related) complained in writing about said flight and United didn’t bother to respond. There were some gays on their way to some festival and they all loud in front of young children about how they couldn’t wait to get some d*ck. Flight attendants said nothing. It was disgusting.

  • JV

    If I ever had to rely on my cats for protection I'd be so effed though, lol. They'd just purr and rub cat hair on them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And the own was a white chick with two children.
    United better start their settlement in the six figures.

  • Junkanoo

    Pets are family members l cried when my cat died but many animals are intelligent or show emotional intelligence. Pigs are smarter than dogs but we only think of them as food. I am vegatarian but eat seafood.

  • JV

    You should try vegan cheese too.. it sounds weird but dairy can cause inflammation, and plus its soooo good you don't even know. But yeah I eat seafood too on occasion, lol, I love me some shrimp and lobster.

  • JV

    Right and other ppl were saying that dog was barking like crazy, and she tries to say AFTER THE FACT she didn't know a dog was in there. Yes you did!

  • Tink Tink
  • Moni

    maybe because they teach the joy of 'anal sex' in grade school - also the Gay Mafia has much more power than the NAACP,
    NOI, BLM, Black Caucus, Gays have to the power to ruin your life an business today

  • Moni

    if she brought a ticket for the dog - and its in a small cage - than the dog should have sat next to her. This is why spending a little more for Business or 1st class is worth it

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    They should put that dum ass flight attendant in the overhead bin for a few hours to see how it feel. Why no one was checking on the dog about every 20 minutes or so? Flight attendant probaly had the family scared.

  • You Could Never

    that is the part that pissed me smooth off in the story

  • V Dubb

    We wouldn't have gotten off of the ground.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    chile .. collect all them coins.

  • V Dubb

    I promise the plane wouldn't have taken off. Idk why she went along with that shit

  • We Can Do This

    Maybe the bag under her seat should've been placed in the overhead compartment instead of the dog container.

  • We Can Do This

    It would have fit.

  • We Can Do This

    True. She could've gotten off the plane.

  • Harley

    Um What an idiot! Who would let a flight attendant tell them to put their dog in the overhead bin? What about the other bag? She is just as much at fault for being a dumb arse

  • Junkanoo

    I love shrimp but now their saying a lot of the shrimp we eat in restaurants and buy in stores are from shrimp farms in Asia an the conditions are really bad now they recommend only buying American caught shrimp not farm raised which aint cheap.l have to try some vegan cheese l haven't yet.

  • Harley

    What kinda idiot actually does it? That lady doesn't deserve another pet!!!

  • Harley

    Thank you!! She is an idiot

  • Harley

    I don't care if she had ten kids in tow! What dumb arse puts an animal in an overhead bin with no air? She's doesn't deserve another pet.

  • Harley

    Vegan cheese is so good!

  • Luv Pitties

    United whoops passenger asses on a regular without knowing their sexual preference. So this could’ve been handled the same way. I understand they would’ve said it was a hate crime but that argument could’ve been dispelled.

  • ALLMINE?

    ??

  • ALLMINE?

    cute dog too. smh wtf..

  • RealATLPeach36

    She is trying/will get PAID!

    She obviously didn’t want the dog anymore!

    If she did speak Spanish and little English...or not, they would’ve known something wasn’t right! Hell the daughter speaks English....

    I’ve seen Spanish speaking little English speaking women get mad....shit you know.... something isn’t right!

    Spanish isn’t that fucking rare... 4 out of 10 can say hold up damnit, a dogs in there....in Spanish or English. Someone should’ve said something!

    Furthermore everyone knows animals are more important than people, kill man 3 years kill a dog shiiittt you’re in jail 4eva!

  • Ebony Starr

    Exactly! You can't plead pain and suffering for property.
    I fly with my dogs and I was once told to put my dog in the overhead compartment. I told them no and squeezed the bag under the seat.

  • B.Loveitt

    People and these damn dogs. She had so much going on then brought a dog too! Pop up pull the dog out .Yes their going to bytch but she could have.

  • Sinny

    Exactly! I have two little dogs, and there is NO WAY IN HAIL that I would let anyone to convince me to put my babies in no damn overhead compartment! FOH!

  • Lanegra??

    I had to read twice. I am assuming the other bag was a baby bag but, take out what you need and put the dog under or shit leave them at daycare... ugh people

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    They wouldn't alert you, they'd just leave. I mean if you have a relationship with said animals they will go out of their way to help.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    So the dumb non english speaking white woman, allowed the flight attendant to kill her dog? Ok. Bad enough the possible illegal immigrant can't speak english, she allowed her dog to die. Why didn't she have her daughter translate for her? Why didn't she put the dog in the bag under her seat? I understand not wanting to make a scene but she is partially responsible for her dogs death. She should've said something, any thing.

    Oh I hate how this country is more moved by dead dogs/animals than dead people. Fido dies the earth comes to a stand still. Tyrone dies , no one cares. Smh.

  • hi-liter

    SMH...people who don't have household pets or the ones that keep there dogs tied up in the backyard their entire lives with no veterinarian care who just throw them last weeks left overs don't have a clue how great and loyal dogs are. I have two small yorkies and I would have left them at the pet sitter. But that family should have not bought the dog with them and they sure as hell shouldn't have let them dumb ass flight attendants tell them to put that expensive dog in no carry-on bin. These flight attendants are given wayyy to much damn power in the air... they should have just ask for some sky miles and gotten off plane with their dog.

  • Miss Thang

    Omfg I'd be devastated if my cockatiel died. I just kissed him after reading this.

  • Junkanoo

    If your already blocked not only can't l read your response but am not intrested soda ....go play with someone who's into your nonsense

  • Soon2BWife

    Urrrr ahh whyeeee not put the bag that was under the seat in the overhead bin??? I have a fur baby and that stewardess would have gotten jacked up if she tried stuffed my dog anywhere. You can say here we go, people and these dern dogs but the airlines allows them so their employees should be trained not to kill them. She.will.get.paid.

  • Soon2BWife

    Yeah side eyeing her spanglish speaking arse!

  • Soon2BWife

    Home school.

  • Guest

    You're a sick one!

  • Kemi

    And nobody checked on the dog for 4 straight hours? I understand she had a lot on her lap but come on! Turbulence does not last that long.

  • angrysolo

    keep these animals out the cabin, just a thought

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She’s going to get paid. I wonder if that flight attendant got fired or suspended?

  • Nonya Bizness

    “He was a really special dog. It’s just sad the way he has to, just leave,”. Clearly he wasn't that special if his ignant a $$ owner left him smooshed into the overheard bin to die. Her stupid a $$ couldn't move the bag she had under her seat to the overhead bin and put the dog under her seat? Miss me with not speaking English. Pull the d amn dog out the bag n show someone instead of acting brand new when it's dead after barking, like no one on the entire plane heard it. Bish you don't speak English, how th did you get the dog on the plane to begin with?

  • Ryan

    I'm being sincere asking this - why do people travel on a plane with non-service dogs?

  • ?AndGodCreatedWoman?

    QUEENIE!!! *Aunt Song's voice*

    I couldn't help myself...still a sad story.

  • Cannelle

    I've never done it myself but considered it for my animals in the past. Sometimes it is the easiest way to move the animal. Especially across the country or countries.

  • Cannelle

    The Washington post article is more informative. It says that the flight attendant refused to let the woman put the dog under her seat and that it had to go in the overhead bin. The woman didn't realize that the overhead bin was not ventilated and the flight attendant threatened to throw her and the kids off the plane. All types of people travel by air, not everyone is smart enough to know, or willing/able to argue with abrasive flight attendants who've become hell on wheels in recent years. And many people who fly don't speak English at all, especially to and from places like New York City.

  • Cannelle

    This post leaves out the full story.

    From the Washington Post:

    "According to accounts from fellow passengers on United Flight 1284, a
    flight attendant demanded that a woman traveling with the puppy and her two children place the puppy in its carrier inside the overhead bin for
    the duration of the flight. The woman protested, witnesses said, but the flight attendant assured her that the dog would be safe, and told her
    the family would not be allowed to travel if she refused to stow the dog
    in the bin."

    “I just flew into LGA and witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a
    passenger to put her dog bag in the overhead bin,” tweeted passenger Maggie Gremminger. “It was clearly a dog and while the customer was adamant about leaving it under the seat, the attendant pushed her to do so.”

    “This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets
    should never be placed in the overhead bin,” a United spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday. “We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to
    supporting them.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/03/13/united-flight-attendant-made-a-woman-put-her-puppy-in-an-overhead-bin-he-died/?utm_term=.26f5692cf67d

  • Cannelle

    The flight attendant is a dog murderer:

    "I just flew into LGA and witnessed a United flight attendant instruct apassenger to put her dog bag in the overhead bin,” tweeted passenger Maggie Gremminger. “It was clearly a dog and while the customer was adamant about leaving it under the seat, the attendant pushed her to do so.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/03/13/united-flight-attendant-made-a-woman-put-her-puppy-in-an-overhead-bin-he-died/?utm_term=.26f5692cf67d

  • Ryan

    But is it a need or a want? Like you're flying overseas, and it's not a service dog, you want the dog to be there too, even with the risks and additional stress of traveling with an animal? They won't know where they are anyway.

  • Cannelle

    Honestly, it is a good question. Plenty of people do because they see their animals as a member of their family. I live overseas, and did not bring my animals because I did not trust the airlines especially putting them in cargo because they could not be in the cabin (and it was hella expensive). My animals are not service animals.

    I miss them very much and hated to leave them behind. But I found them good homes with people I know. I'd rather them live than trust them with the damn airlines.

    But that's me. I think that if airlines provide the service, that means that they shouldn't kill the animals.

  • Cannelle

    Vegan cheese? YUCK

    :P

    Sorry, it actually made me gag, but I support the cause.

  • Cannelle

    The flight attendant wouldn't let her:

    "I just flew into LGA and witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a passenger to put her dog bag in the overhead bin,” tweeted passenger Maggie Gremminger. “It was clearly a dog and while the customer was adamant about leaving it under the seat, the attendant pushed her to do so.” - Washington Post

    I wasn't there, so I don't know why she didn't get up to check on the dog, but it wasn't a matter of switching the bag, the flight attendant was a a$$hole. These flight attendants get so out of pocket these days.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ok so the story up top doesn’t say all of this....now she has a case!

  • Dowoop

    Why didnt she put the bag below her seat in the overhead compartment instead of the dog?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ok ok see the story up top doesn’t include all of this information....I believe she has a case! However me and mine would not place our dog in a bin. We would just have to get off of that plane and I would of found the first manger available to submit a complaint and evaluation of the flight attendants actions!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Guess what me and mine would exit that flight. I do not want to be apart of any airline that feels it’s ok to put a dog in an overhead bin....that’s animal cruelty!

  • Ryan

    Thank you for answering that, for real - I wanted to get the other side instead of having a knee-jerk reaction!

  • Cannelle

    I know, right. I had read the WaPo story first this morning, which is why I was suspicious.

    I agree with you; you love your animal, you get off the plane with them. I honestly think this lady didn't know and she doesn't speak English well, so arguing with an irate flight attendant was probably not on her list to do. Especially being Spanish speaking and in Trump's America.

  • Liah

    Awwww!...So sad!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    The attendant was incompetent and needs to be fired. I'm sure the woman told her there was a dog inside....and the stupid attendant didn't believe her.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Attendant should be fired.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I can't speak for others, I'm not a dog owner. But I have seen people sleep with their dogs and do all kinds of ridiculous stuff, like dressing them like humans. And you're right about traveling with a pet. There are pet sitting services, day care services for dogs. As this happens more and more....people are going to leave their dogs at home. The dog can survive for a few days w/o being with the owner.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Well rent a car with the dog in it. This type of "dead" dogs stuff happens a lot and people are going to have to make a choice: Take the dog, or leave him behind with a relative. If the passenger was going to a hotel, she has to bring the dog into the hotel, pay extra for the dog. This ideas of traveling with the family dog on a plane trip is ridiculous!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    A "smart" attendant would have switched bags. But the last line says the attendant was upset and distraught -- GOOD!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    People these days are traveling on the plane like they're on the Greyhound. I'm old enough to remember when you couldn't travel with babies and dogs. You just went Greyhound.

  • Ebony Starr

    I travel with my dog and my daughter's dog. When she would come to visit me she would bring him and I would fly back with both dogs. The airline knows that I have them because I buy tickets for them. I wonder if she bought tickets are just brought the dog on as a carry on. Those underseat spaces are small. I was once asked to put my dogs bag in the overhead when I snuck her on, never when I paid.

  • NuBLOSSOM

    And healthy!...well, at least most?????

  • Ghost

    Now UNITED is LYING!!! Saying the Flight Attendant didn't understand what the passenger was saying. Supposedly she didn't know that was a dog in the carrier. The Flight Attendant LIED saying that she would never knowingly put a dog in the overhead bin !!! So what were they going back and forth about??? LIES, LIES, LIES!

  • Cannelle

    I just simply don't trust the airlines. They can't even get my bags from Point A to B on time and in once piece, how can I trust them to get my animal there, in cargo no less. When I traveled cross country for longer than two weeks, animals came with by car. When I left the country, animals stayed in the USA. I was very sad to leave them, but at least it wasn't death by plane.

  • Lady_Elle

    Exactly. I'm confused about this. :-(

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The airlines relaxed their restrictions on animals so they could sell more airline tickets. That's the reason why travelers have to put up with other passengers' animals on planes. The airlines know that if they ban animals (except service dogs), the animal owners will find other modes of travel.

  • Kemi

    Exactly, how could those involved be this negligent. It’s sad the way that dog died. Don’t make sense!

  • i troll it like i see it

    "Reimbursement for the airline ticket and replace the dog?" Not enough, not NEARLY enough and this level of stupidity is frightening! What kind of damn fool puts a live animal in the overhead compartment! The poor dog suffocated to death!

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yeah that's a bunch of BS.

  • SaltineCrackers

    This woman is culpable! In what world did she think she would be allowed to keep a whole carrier and dog in an isle of an airplane?!?! Unless I'm missing some information, she should have been removed from the flight before the plane took off.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Like why would you even travel with a newborn and a dog?

  • Lady_Elle

    You speak TRUTH!!!
    Sad... sad... sad!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    United AIR killed 18 dogs in flight in one year!

  • Hmmm~?

    Why wouldn't she just put the bag that was under her seat in the overhead so she wouldn't have to put the carrier in the aisle.... How the stewardess gonna say she ain't know a dog was in it when it was barking.... Why do these spanish people keep coming to this country and not learn english..... So many things about this I don't understand

  • TooMuchTea

    Common sense, you’d think. And if you hear your dog barking, check on the dog!

  • TooMuchTea

    And what about the barking? No one bothered to check the overhead bin?

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Pets and babies do not belong on the plane together. People have allergies to pets why they have to be on a plane with an animal esp if it isn’t a service dog. WTF the plane has become a damn zoo.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Very sad. United always in the news.

  • SickWidIt2dabone

    Exactly she killed her own damn dog smh

  • Panther Charleston

    That dog is so frigging cute. Rest in peace, puppy.

  • hottlanta

    Yall talking about a dog check out this white chick with her feet on the serving tray and the airlines gave her a 1000.00 voucher. White privilege.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-claims-united-airlines-offered-194538555.html

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. Black man got his azz whupped for jay walking last week and ain't heard nothing from nobody but folks upset bout a dog. Tired of people treating dogs like kids. But the dog in the bottom of the plane and keep it moving. Someone gonna bring a sick pet and everyone gonna get sick.

  • Electricbird83

    Okay!!!That happened to me and they were more than happy to tell me I would have to wait on the next flight or get a smaller carrier!!! She is partially responsible for her dog death!!! How the hell u let the steward put that dog up there?? and how her dumbass lifted the carrier and not know a dog was in it?? Dumbasses all around!!!

  • Electricbird83

    For starters, the damn drive!!! It was either a 9/10 hour drive to my hometown with my pooch or a 1 1/2 hour flight, I still feel I make the right choice. I have a small dog who is now used to flying, got the right carrier and we are cool. I would never allow (and they would never themselves) an attended to put him overhead.

  • Cap

    That’s usually what people with common sense do.... this entire story is just so stupid in the first place

  • Cap

    The lack of common sense in this story is too much lol this was bound to happen at the least the dog would’ve been injured

  • Cap

    White people bout to put United out of business lol

  • Cap
  • Dowoop

    They were on the news saying the dog barked for hours but still she didnt get up to check on it.

  • Cap

    With that being said she should be in trouble too tf. It’s everybody who’s aware’s fault

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/296a5e26d45e1f5b5e404e64f8bbae629d8f84edbbae523afc1ca9307c422d37.gif

  • don juan

    The dog owner is a complete idiot. They would have had to call tea and land that bitch before they took my dog

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Boycott this airline!
    They do the MOST!
    The owner is a coward. Too bad.