A leukemia patient who was flying from Dubai to Washington, DC, for treatment claims her two French bulldogs died in the jet’s cargo hold after Emirates airline refused to let them fly in the cabin.
The woman, identified only as Hannah by TMZ, said one dog, Panda, was her emotional support animal. The other, Beluga, was Panda’s companion.
Both died on the Aug. 21 flight to Dulles International Airport after the airline forced her to pay $2,600 to ship the pooches. Hannah was told the dogs couldn’t fly in the cabin because they weighed more than 8 pounds, even though she had a doctor’s letter classifying Panda as an emotional support animal.
Airlines are supposed to transport live animals in a specially designed hold, not the luggage compartment. An autopsy found the dogs died from oxygen deprivation. Panda was also bloody.”Dogs are not luggage,” said attorney Evan Oshan. “they are living breathing family members and in this case, provided