United Airline can't seem to win for losing! Between getting slammed for escorting two teens off a flight because they were dressed in leggings and that debacle with a passenger began beat and dragged off one of their planes; UA could use a W but they won't be seeing that today.
Simon, a three-foot continental rabbit, was being transported from London to Chicago where it was being received by his new celebrity owner. When the flight arrived, Simon was found dead and now the breeder demands to know what went wrong. The rabbit was given a full medical examination by a vet before it went on the flight and everything was fine.
United issued a statement saying, "We were saddened to hear this news. The safety and well-being of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance to United Airlines and our PetSafe team. We have been in contact with our customer and have offered assistance. We are reviewing this matter." (USA Today)
Of course Twitter was not about to let this slide without a few jokes.....
United Airlines: Hold my Pepsi— Connichameleon (@connichameleon) April 24, 2017
American Airlines: No you hold my Pepsi
Shea Moisture: We'll hold the Pepsi & cast Kendall talk about hair
United Airlines just killed the Easter Bunny. Doing their PR must be the most stressful job in the world right now. pic.twitter.com/J4Htn4T6mc— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) April 26, 2017