Newark, New Jersey, USA. March 15th, 2013
Right ticket, wrong destination — by 5,000 miles! A dog that was supposed to fly from Newark Liberty International Airport to Arizona ended up in Ireland. But why? Six-year-old Springer Spaniel “Hendrix,” who was named after the jet-setting rock star, endured a long journey. Like his legendary namesake Jimi, the dog is now an international traveler, but was not supposed to be.
“I was not happy,” the dog’s owner, Edith Alback, told CBS 2′s Dave Carlin. United Airlines is now in the dog house with Alback. She paid $408 for Hendrix to fly, plus $160 for the crate, while fully expecting safe transportation for the dog to Phoenix, Ariz. But instead, the pooch wound up in lush, green Ireland.
At home last night in the Great Kills section of Staten Island, Alback was thinking her dog would land in Arizona any minute. However, that changed when a United Airlines representative contacted her. “Somebody called me and told me that there was something wrong with the dog, and that the dog was on its way to Ireland instead of to Phoenix,” Alback said.
See the full story at CBS New York