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Despite owning more than 700 aircraft, Unitedthis week — for a dog.
UPDATE: Irgo should be arriving about 7:30pm CT at the Wichita airport. He is being flown by private charter, and being treated like the king he is!!! I will update you all when I get my baby back!!
In case you somehow managed to miss the news, the airline has had a particularly disastrous week where traveling pets were involved. Early this week, Irgo, a 10-year-old German Shepherd whose family meant to send him to Wichita,after the airline mistakenly sent him to Tokyo. The Great Dane who was headed to Tokyo was wrongly routed to Wichita in Irgo’s stead. The mistake wasn’t discovered until the family opened their pet crate… to find the Great Dane instead of Irgo.
An even greater outcry arose from thea 10-month-old French bulldog who was placed in an overhead bin compartment at a flight attendant’s directive.
No doubt in an effort to mitigate bad press, United Airlines promptly sent Irgo home via private jet. While the airline hasn’t commented on the cost of the chartered flight, travel consultant Henry Harteveldt had no doubt the price tag was worthwhile for the carrier after Kokito died. “It is pennies to try to stop that news,”.
United hasn’t exactly had a great track record for public relations in recent months. In addition to the highly criticized treatment ofin 2017, the airline recently for a new performance plan that would eliminate quarterly bonuses in favor of a lottery, and decided to end the program.