As you know United Airlines is the largest carrier at Newark Liberty International Airport. But on Tuesday, the airline decided that it will temporarily stop accepting new reservations for pets in cargo hold while it reviews the service, which lets customers ship pets as cargo.
United Airlines said “Reservations that have already been placed will still be honored”.
Pets that fly in the cabin will still be allowed aboard aircraft.
United also added “conducting a thorough and systematic review of our program for pets that travel in the cargo compartment to make improvements that will ensure the best possible experience for our customers and their pets.”
The review will be expected to complete by May 1. The airline will contact customers who booked their pets to fly between Tuesday and May 1. In the beginning of the April , the airline will issue bright-colored bag tags to help better find pets.
This month, the death of the French bulldog flying from Houston to New York City was the worst of a series of mishaps involving dogs. So a flight attendant instructed the owner of the dog to place the pet in an overhead bin instead of keeping it in its carrier under a seat.