Couple plans to sue Hawaiian Airlines after their dog dies on flight


A Hawaii couple plans to sue Hawaiian Airlines after their 1-year-old English pit bull died whereas touring on a flight from Las Vegas again house to Honolulu. 

Hawaii Airlines’ spokesperson Marrisa Villegas offered an announcement to FOX News, saying the airline goals to “take great care” when transporting animals on flights, whereas additionally expressing regret as they await the necropsy outcomes for the fallen pet.

“We were saddened to learn of the passing of our customer’s dog. We have been in frequent communication with the pet’s owner since Friday while we conduct our investigation and wait for necropsy results from the State of Hawaii Quarantine. We are told it will take 2-4 weeks for results to be ready,” Villegas mentioned.

While Hawaiian Air claims to have been in “frequent” communication with the dog’s proprietor, Aulani Kupahu, he begs to differ.

“The first phone call was basically Tofu died. That’s it,” Kupahu says. “Someone will be in touch with you. We waited, waited. Nothing. We never got no email – nothing. As far as Hawaiian Airlines reaching out to us, it was just those two phone calls, but I mean, I don’t know what the reason for them even calling. They have no answers for us.”

The proprietor reportedly purchased the dog for $10,000.

This is the second time a dog has died inside the previous 12 months for Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaii News Now reviews {that a} man claimed his 2-year-old pit bull died whereas on a flight from Hawaii to Seattle in July 2021. A Hawaii airways spokesperson says the pit bull was a snub-nosed dog as nicely.

Villegas provides that the airline will proceed to be the one U.S. passenger service to settle for snub-nosed canine, that are “more susceptible” to respiratory points than different canine.

“It’s important to note that we enforce stricter shipping procedures for the safe handling of snub-nosed dogs,” she says.

The airways could have their palms stuffed with authorized issues if the couple carries ahead with the lawsuit. It would be the transportation firm’s second go well with inside the previous week. Last week, seven Hawaiian Airlines staff reportedly filed a class-action lawsuit towards the corporate’s vaccine mandate.

Back in 2019, a Hawaiian Airlines flight touring from Honolulu to New York City was reportedly diverted to San Francisco after a flight attendant suffered a deadly coronary heart assault whereas on board. 

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