“We want to make it a crime for United Airlines, or any other carrier, to do something like this again,” Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana said. “That dog should have never been put in that overhead bin. Period.”
For more than three hours, a passenger’s dog was inside an overhead bin on United Airlines Flight 1284 from Houston to New York after a flight attendant insisted the animal be “stored there.”
Here’s the story from CNN:
A bipartisan pair of senators on Thursday filed the Welfare Of Our Furry Friends (WOOFF) Act to prohibit putting animals in overhead compartments on flights following the death of a dog in an overhead cabin on a United Flight this week.