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Dog dies on IAH-LGA after FA supposedly insisted pax store dog overhead

Old Mar 18, 18, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingNone View Post
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I too don't understand.....why many want to blame the FA/United for the passenger's lack of responsibility.
Please just refer back to my comment (#545) above, I don't feel like repeating it......and yes, you are all entitled to your perception or viewpoint.
Because the FA is in charge and told them to do it. Really simple.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by GadgetFreak View Post
Because the FA is in charge and told them to do it. Really simple.
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Yeah, I'll remember that the next time someone "in charge" asks me to do something that would bring harm to me or mine; I'll just become some passive, mindless, robotic non-reactor and toss all common sense and my conscience to the wind. As well, by your logic, I can witness all sorts of inequity and just turn a blind eye and a deaf ear without any responsibility to help or get help. Thank you.

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Old Mar 18, 18, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by GadgetFreak View Post
Because the FA is in charge and told them to do it. Really simple.
What would you do if the FA told you to jump off a bridge?
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Old Mar 18, 18, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by fly18725 View Post


What would you do if the FA told you to jump off a bridge?
There are very few bridges of that type of commercial flights. And if there were, the danger of jumping off them would be pretty obvious.

I’m guessing they didn’t know it would harm the dog. The flight attendant knew or should have known.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by preciousharley View Post
I understand the rules. But i believe that a misunderstanding occurred. The FAA would never intentionally put a live animal in danger. I would politely remind them that its a live animal. The animal cannot talk. If we do not love/protect them, then no one else would.
I believe that the prairie dogs that once inhabited the airfield at ABQ might have a different opinion about the FAA.

ABQ Sunport Prairie Dogs Need Your Voice!

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This reminds me of a “Point - Counterpoint” on SNL back in the 70’s where Dan Ackroyd said something like “they decided to buy their tickets so they’re responsible if the plane crashes”.
The scene you're referring to was actually from the movie Airplane! The actor was William Tregoe. His character - Jack Kirkpatrick - was a parody of the conservative journalist Jack Kilpatrick. At the time, Kilpatrick was a regular on a 60 Minutes feature called "Point - Counterpoint" where he and a "liberal" journalist (most often Shana Alexander) stated opposing points-of-view on an issue of the day. That 60 Minutes piece was also often parodied on SNL.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by GadgetFreak View Post


The FA is legally in charge. I don’t understand why everyone wants to blame the victim.
Not a single person here is blaming the dog.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post


Not a single person here is blaming the dog.
Actually some are. But of course that isn’t what I meant.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by GadgetFreak View Post
Actually some are. But of course that isn’t what I meant.
I think we all knew what you meant. Some here think you're right, some think you're wrong -- but NO one here is blaming the dog.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 11:10 pm
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Originally Posted by ExplorerWannabe View Post
I think we all knew what you meant. Some here think you're right, some think you're wrong -- but NO one here is blaming the dog.
Maybe if the dog could breathe properly, we wouldn't have this thread.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by ExplorerWannabe View Post
I think we all knew what you meant. Some here think you're right, some think you're wrong -- but NO one here is blaming the dog.
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Maybe if the dog could breathe properly, we wouldn't have this thread.
Bob’s your uncle.

Several have blamed the dog breed’s respiratory issues actually.
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Old Mar 18, 18, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by RacingJunkie View Post
Maybe if the dog could breathe properly, we wouldn't have this thread.
If you want to believe the dog suffocated in the overhead bin (purely that, and not heat, lack of airflow, motion/trauma, etc)...

Then it's not whether the dog could breathe *properly*.. we wouldn't have this thread if the dog could breathe at all.
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