Not Again! United Airlines Diverts Flight Because Dog Accidentally Loaded Aboard

A flight was diverted to Akron, Ohio, on Thursday after the airline realized a pet had been loaded onto the flight in error, airline spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told CNN.

United said the German shepherd and a Great Dane were put on the wrong planes when being moved from connecting flights in Denver.

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United was also under fire a year ago for the treatment of a passenger who was physically dragged off a plane the airline had overbooked, when videos posted online by other passengers showed a man screaming as officers yanked him from his seat.

Two U.S. lawmakers are taking action following a tumultuous week of public relations snafus for United Airlines, co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to make the transport of animals safer during commercial flights. He tells 5 On Your Side about an hour into the flight the captain told passengers they flight had "miss-boarded cargo" and diverted the flight to Akron. On Monday, a flight attendant made a passenger store her dog in an overhead bin on a flight from Houston. The dog named Irgo ended up on a private plane that United chartered from Japan.

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Eighteen of those 24 were on United Airlines flights.

Now United is claiming the flight attendant didn't realise the dog was inside the carrier when she placed it in the overhead locker. The flight attendant later insisted that she did not understand that an animal was inside the bag. According to specific reports filed after each death, the animals ranged from dogs to geckos. I don't know how much more I can take'. The pet has been safely delivered to its owner. "They should not be treated like insignificant cargo", Kennedy said in a letter to United Airlines President Scott Kirby. After the passenger disaster at O'Hare, the airline rewrote its overbooking policies but also promised to empower employees to act in the moment to put customers first.

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