Dog accidentally flown to Japan reunited with family

The flight was scheduled to fly direct from Newark to St. Louis. Turns out United has a particularly disgusting track record when it comes to safely transporting pets.

Or the one where a German shepherd was sent to Japan instead of Kansas.

On Tuesday, the airline apologized to a family after their dog was placed into an overhead bin and died.

The passengers were provided compensation for their inconvenience, Noonan said, without providing additional details. But an hour into the flight, the plane stopped in Ohio.

The incident was United's third dog-related mishap in one week; fortunately, this time, it led to a happier conclusion than the first.

The incident has brought upon a new policy for United Airlines.

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The airline faced fierce backlash and massive criticism when a customer on Monday reported a flight attendant told her to store her 10-month-old French bulldog, Kokito, in the overhead compartment for the duration of her flight. The bill is called Welfare of Our Furry Friends Act, or WOOFF.

The dog named Irgo ended up on a private plane that United chartered from Japan.

Prosecutors from the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston announced Thursday that they were reviewing Kokito's death to see whether animal cruelty charges are warranted.

Irgo, a German shepherd owned by a Kansas family, was mistakenly flown to Japan after the family was given the wrong dog from a flight.

. The mix-up occurred during connecting flights in Denver.

IT'S not a great week to be flying with United Airlines if you're travelling with your pet.

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