After dog dies in overhead bin, United had most animal deaths in 2017 (and they doubled in just one year)

Think twice before you let your beloved dog fly, especially if you are flying United.

United Airlines UAL, +0.83% is investigating the death of a dog on Monday evening in an overhead compartment of a flight from Houston to New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Maggie Gremminger, a passenger on a flight, reported on Twitter TWTR, -3.92% : “I want to help this woman and her daughter. They lost their dog because of an @united flight attendant. My heart is broken.” (There were photos of the deceased dog posted on social media.)

An attendant insisted that the woman put her dog, which was held in a Transportation Security Administration-approved pet carrier, in an overhead compartment, The New York Post reported.

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