Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
Some airlines attract attention for too many of the wrong reasons.
If it isn’t dragging paying, bloodied passengers off planes, it’s treating employees like game-show contestants.
And that’s just United.
Alright, let’s stick with United for a moment. It achieved even more bad vibrations after a Flight Attendant told a passenger to put her dog in an overhead bin.
The dog died.
Soon, it was said that more dogs die on United than on any other airline. Which was true, except, as my colleague Bill Murphy Jr. noted, the airline was far more open to flying high risk dogs.
United isn’t the only airline that has suffered such a misfortune. Only last month, a dog died on a Delta flight, too.
In such cases, owners will sometimes blame airline staff inattention.
Yet here’s a story about another dog on a JetBlue, with a very different ending.
As MassLive reports, last Thursday Darcy, a French bulldog began to fight for breath on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Worcester, Massachusetts.
She’d been placed by his owners Michele and Steven Burt — in keeping with airline rules and in the company of the Burt’s other two dogs — below the seat in front.
Three-year-old Darcy was struggling so much — her tongue and gums were blue — that Michele Burt unzipped her carrier.
Seeing that Darcy wasn’t getting better, she put her on her lap. Naturally, a Flight Attendant explained this was verboten.