Another Unfortunate Dog Story for United Airlines

Dog was supposed to go to Missouri, got sent to Japan instead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 14, 2018 12:51 PM CDT
In this July 11, 2017, file photo, a United Airlines plane lands at San Francisco International Airport.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – United Airlines says it's investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family's dog to Japan, the AP reports. KCTV reports that Kara Swindle and her two children flew from Oregon to Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday on a United flight. They went to a cargo facility to pick up 10-year-old Irgo, a German shepherd, but were instead given a Great Dane. Swindle, of Wichita, Kansas, learned Irgo had been put on a flight to Japan, where the Great Dane was supposed to go. Airline officials in Japan put Irgo on a flight back to Kansas City. It isn't clear when the dog will arrive. The news of Irgo's unplanned odyssey comes as United admits another dog died after a flight attendant forced it to travel in an overhead bin on a Houston-to-New York flight. (Read more United Airlines stories.)

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