A passenger's dog died after United Airlines staff put a 10-month old French Bulldog in overhead storage -- for 3 hours.
Last year 24 animals died while on major American airlines -- 18 of them on United flights. The industry needs to rethink its policies on handling pets, and as the biggest offender, United needs to lead the way to win back passengers' trust.
Tell United Airlines to lead the way and introduce new industry-wide animal transport rules for the safety of its animal passengers!
So many animals dying or being injured on flights is just unacceptable. For many people, pets are members of the family. They should never be treated like insignificant cargo.
On the same day this tragedy made headlines, United accidentally sent another passenger’s pet to a different country. This level of carelessness is just not good enough.
The airline is no stranger to controversy. Last year United hit headlines after physically assaulting one of its passengers, while thousands of SumOfUs members signed a petition to the airline telling it to stop blocking climate legislation. If we don’t shine a light on this tragedy now, countless more pets could be crammed in overhead bins.
When United violently kicked a passenger off one of its passenger flights last year, almost 80,000 SumOfUs members like you signed our petition to United CEO Oscar Munoz, asking him to resign. Our strength is in our numbers. Together, let’s demand that United totally rehaul their attitude towards pets on board.