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2022-07-04 12:05:34 AM  
24 votes:

Oneiros: I transported my mom's cats once.

I was told that for each leg of the flight, that I would be given a tab from sticker on each of the crates to confirm that the crates had been loaded.

I don't remember if it was Germany to Atlanta or Atlanta to BWI, but on one of the legs, I told the stewardess that was waiting for the confirmation, and she just ignored me for 10+ minutes.  So I unfastened my seat belt as I knew that would make sure they stopped to talk to me when they did the sweep before takeoff.

She took that as my being aggressive, and told me she'd have me removed from the plane.

For fark's sake.  I don't remember if that was the Delta or the United incident, as those both are on my shiatlist.

/then had the cat's food that we were told to tape to the outside of the crates confiscated by customs because I didn't have proof it had been bought on a military base
//and if you get a nice folding hand truck that will fit in overhead storage, make sure you bring straps
///especially if you have cats who like throwing themselves against the walls in protest so they knock the crate over as you're wheeling it through the airport


I will never have my pets in cargo on an airliner. If I need to take them somewhere and can't have them in the cabin, I'll drive.
 
2022-07-03 11:55:14 PM  
14 votes:
1) Airline didn't lose the crate, the airport ground crew did
2) Apology didn't sound "canned" to me
3) Lady rebukes apology saying they need to change their policy to ensure it doesn't happen again.  Which is exactly what they stated they would do in their apology letter to her that she rebuked
 
2022-07-04 12:06:48 AM  
14 votes:
zero chance any animal flies that isn't in my lap, under the seat in front of me, or in the seat next to me. I don't know what i'd do if something happened to a pet of mine, but I can tell you, whoever they got to play me in the Hollywood adaptation would be Hollywood's next Charles Bronson.
 
2022-07-04 12:11:37 AM  
9 votes:
Really though, I can't believe anyone at all is traveling right now. "But I have to see Aunt Janice in Reno for the 4th!". No one is obligated to go f'in anywhere and this is the apex of the worst times to do so.
 
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2022-07-04 3:29:51 AM  
9 votes:
Living in Toronto and adopting a dog from the Dominican Republic AND THEN losing it on an airplane is some next level white person sh*t.
 
2022-07-04 12:15:40 AM  
7 votes:
If I had to fly an animal because driving wasn't an option (overseas) I'd buy the seat next to me. If the airline wouldn't allow it I'd buy first class. Or charter a farking plane or take a goddamned boat or something, even if I had to take out a loan to do it. That animal would not leave my side. And I'm not even that much of a pet person, I just know that corporations usually don't give a shiat and I would feel horrible if the animal died alone in some dark, cold, noisy hell. I'd rather they die next to me in a fiery crash.

I feel sorry for those who have no choice but to put their animals in the cargo hold.
 
2022-07-03 11:57:51 PM  
5 votes:
I transported my mom's cats once.

I was told that for each leg of the flight, that I would be given a tab from sticker on each of the crates to confirm that the crates had been loaded.

I don't remember if it was Germany to Atlanta or Atlanta to BWI, but on one of the legs, I told the stewardess that was waiting for the confirmation, and she just ignored me for 10+ minutes.  So I unfastened my seat belt as I knew that would make sure they stopped to talk to me when they did the sweep before takeoff.

She took that as my being aggressive, and told me she'd have me removed from the plane.

For fark's sake.  I don't remember if that was the Delta or the United incident, as those both are on my shiatlist.

/then had the cat's food that we were told to tape to the outside of the crates confiscated by customs because I didn't have proof it had been bought on a military base
//and if you get a nice folding hand truck that will fit in overhead storage, make sure you bring straps
///especially if you have cats who like throwing themselves against the walls in protest so they knock the crate over as you're wheeling it through the airport
 
2022-07-04 5:20:55 AM  
5 votes:
An airline misplacing an animal for almost a day is inexcusable. And yet I see quite a few comments blaming the owner for being careless, or being stupid, or going out of their way to adopt a dog when they could've just adopted one close by.

It doesn't change the fact that the airline left an animal sitting in a crate, in a corner, by itself, without food or water for twenty one hours. An animal that was probably already scared, nervous, and isolated when it's trip began. And the woman had another dog on the flight that was brought out promptly. And she told them there was another dog that she was waiting for, and nobody gave a shiat.

Their apology sounded sincere, they acknowledged they farked up. And they said they will work to make sure it doesn't happen again. But folks here throwing snark at the woman who rescued a pet, and was understandably concerned about it, but encountered a wall of pushback while trying to get them to locate the dog, is a really low point for Fark.
 
2022-07-04 12:11:54 AM  
4 votes:

Mithiwithi: Oneiros: I transported my mom's cats once.

I was told that for each leg of the flight, that I would be given a tab from sticker on each of the crates to confirm that the crates had been loaded.

I don't remember if it was Germany to Atlanta or Atlanta to BWI, but on one of the legs, I told the stewardess that was waiting for the confirmation, and she just ignored me for 10+ minutes.  So I unfastened my seat belt as I knew that would make sure they stopped to talk to me when they did the sweep before takeoff.

She took that as my being aggressive, and told me she'd have me removed from the plane.

For fark's sake.  I don't remember if that was the Delta or the United incident, as those both are on my shiatlist.

/then had the cat's food that we were told to tape to the outside of the crates confiscated by customs because I didn't have proof it had been bought on a military base
//and if you get a nice folding hand truck that will fit in overhead storage, make sure you bring straps
///especially if you have cats who like throwing themselves against the walls in protest so they knock the crate over as you're wheeling it through the airport

I will never have my pets in cargo on an airliner. If I need to take them somewhere and can't have them in the cabin, I'll drive.


I have a friend whose GF works for one of the airlines. Last year, they moved to Seoul and gave up free first class tickets because they wouldn't put their dog in cargo.
 
2022-07-04 6:29:22 AM  
4 votes:
 
2022-07-04 12:30:07 AM  
3 votes:
My SIL was a longtime WestJet employee but was let go during the pandemic.

They let tons of airport employees go which then went and found other jobs and they can't just train new people overnight. This whole situation in Canada is the result of greedy corporations not having any foresight beyond the next quarter.
 
2022-07-04 2:05:22 AM  
2 votes:
I have two dogs. If this happened to them, I would tear the place apart till I found them. Dogs are not luggage. They are living breathing creatures with feelings and fears. How anyone could be so callus about this is beyond me.
 
2022-07-04 6:16:35 AM  
2 votes:
Stories like this are why everybody brings their dog in the cabin. Airlines treat your animal as freight and show them as much care as when finding a lost suitcase

Also don't "rescue" your dog from overseas. You're supporting puppy mills
 
2022-07-04 6:57:49 AM  
2 votes:

rideaurocks: Stories like this are why everybody brings their dog in the cabin. Airlines treat your animal as freight and show them as much care as when finding a lost suitcase

Also don't "rescue" your dog from overseas. You're supporting puppy mills


This is true, you should adopt close to home. But she adopted the dog on a trip, so it was already said and done. She was taking it home, along with another dog, and she received that dog right on time. The other dog was missed, and shouldn't have been left in a crate for twenty one hours. Especially since she was trying to get people to look for it.

So yeah, she tried to do things right, and the dog suffered. I gave my adopted dog a big hug after I read this article. So I might be biased, but I can't imagine her being stuck in a crate, in a dark corner for twenty one hours without any idea of what's happening. Hell, she's over the moon when I come out of the bathroom after taking a shower.
 
2022-07-04 8:53:49 AM  
2 votes:

berylman: Really though, I can't believe anyone at all is traveling right now. "But I have to see Aunt Janice in Reno for the 4th!". No one is obligated to go f'in anywhere and this is the apex of the worst times to do so.


I can't believe people are importing homeless dogs from other countries.  Right now we have shelters overwhelmed from people dumping their pandemic pets.   Lets solve that problem first before we start importing more.
 
2022-07-04 9:40:43 AM  
2 votes:

Watubi: 1) Airline didn't lose the crate, the airport ground crew did
2) Apology didn't sound "canned" to me
3) Lady rebukes apology saying they need to change their policy to ensure it doesn't happen again.  Which is exactly what they stated they would do in their apology letter to her that she rebuked


Don't you bring logic into a Fark clickbait-outrage article thread.  There are too many people that will not be denied finding something to be angry about and then pontificate their moral superiority here, rather than spending their energy thinking about the good things in life.  You go against everything Fark.com is about.
 
2022-07-04 2:51:37 PM  
2 votes:
Delta send one of my dogs to Burbank, CA from Atlanta instead of Tampa, FL.  They had not idea where the dog was for >24 hours.  I eventually found out by calling every airport in California until a baggage clerk told me to pick up my dog.  I had to tell them that the dog was >3000 miles from where it was supposed to be.

Got the puppy, covered in poop, not fed or watered for 24 hours.  No apology, no refund, no nothing.

Didn't fly Delta for 15 years.  Flew 1.5 million miles on American instead.  How'd that work out for them.
 
2022-07-04 12:19:30 AM  
1 vote:
I hear this so often I would rather rehome a pet than book airline passage with it.

/ my last cat was actually comfortable riding in the car
// after he died my allergies went away
/// cats in pictures only now
 
2022-07-04 3:01:35 AM  
1 vote:
At least now there are Apple AirTags that you can attach to any luggage you are traveling with. Do that and you can instantly know where your luggage is about 99.99% of the time.
 
2022-07-04 5:03:29 AM  
1 vote:
I brought my two large, fat cats with me when I moved overseas. My choices were I could take one in the cabin with me, the other in cargo or put both in cargo in one big carrier. I chose that option, because they would at least have each other. Lufthansa was phenomenal. I had a stopover in Frankfurt (no direct flights here), and they confirmed and reassured me the boys made it on the next flight.

I'm in ex-pat, so I suppose they're ex-pets.
 
2022-07-04 5:11:05 AM  
1 vote:

berylman: Really though, I can't believe anyone at all is traveling right now. "But I have to see Aunt Janice in Reno for the 4th!". No one is obligated to go f'in anywhere and this is the apex of the worst times to do so.


Just got back from a lovely trip to Bermuda...safe enough, as they're serious about vaccinations.

Jet Blue sent my bag to NYC, but it did show up two days later...

/always have enough underwear and toiletries in the carryon
//sailed home after a charming reception at Government House
///whales and dolphins and shearwaters, oh my
 
2022-07-04 10:45:20 AM  
1 vote:
She learned one thing at least--she said that she won't be traveling with her dogs for a while.

How about you stay home and take care of your farking dogs, not fly around the world and pick up a few strays here and there, because you're such a good person.  As long as somebody else takes care of the dog on an international flight.  And what are doing, putting a traumatized dog on a long plane ride?

But truly, your good works are all that matters here.  Better alert the media.

/quit complicating your farking life with your own importance, and then expect everyone else to take care of the details.  Dogs don't need to go on planes.  For any reason.  Get over yourself.
 
2022-07-04 12:15:44 PM  
1 vote:

Watubi: 1) Airline didn't lose the crate, the airport ground crew did
2) Apology didn't sound "canned" to me
3) Lady rebukes apology saying they need to change their policy to ensure it doesn't happen again.  Which is exactly what they stated they would do in their apology letter to her that she rebuked


'Live Baggage', i.e., animals should be separate from baggage and have a person in charge of them, caring for them until thiere claimed, insuring that the rightful owner gets the same pet they gave to the airline, i.e., proper owner, fed and watered if necessary. Fees for live animals should also reflect the cost of extra care for that Live Baggage'.
 
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