UNITED AIRLINES, Abuse Stranded Disabled Veteran and His Service Dog at Dulles Airport!
If you’re planning a trip and want to fly the friendly skies, you can skip United Airlines. As an avid business traveler, I spend about ten days in the air each month. Airline employees and flight attendants, appear to be poorly trained, and are incredibly rude.
For one disabled veteran, traveling with his service dog, was not only verbally abused by two United Airline employees in Dulles airport, but his dog was kicked as well. Where does UAL hire their employees? County jail?
For Astrochicks to say they’re disgusted by the airline employees behavior, is an understatement. I’m even more disturbed, that United has not fired these individuals. We all have a choice who to fly, UAL is not one of them for me.
Paws and Stripes Founder, Jim Staneck’s, flight from hell included being stranded at the Dulles Airport for two days.
Staneck and his service dog Sarge spent 48 hours stranded in the Dulles Airport after numerous flight cancellations and delays. Wounded in battle, Staneck suffers from a brain injury that makes it difficult for him to concentrate under stress. When he struggled to understand changes to his itinerary an employee at the ticket counter insulted him.
“He said, ‘Just read it’ and I said, ‘Sir I can’t read it,’ and he said, ‘What are you retarded?’” Staneck recalls. “Prior to this I told him I have a brain injury and PTSD, I’m a disabled vet, this is my second night here; I need help.”
To make matters worse, Staneck says Sarge was kicked twice by United employees. He said the second kick was so hard that it sent her flying.
“(He) kicked her so hard on the rib cage, that she flew into my lap… He said he was afraid of dogs,” Staneck said. He and Sarge literally hid in a corner until they were able to board a flight home.
Personally, Astrochicks would like to know which United Airlines employees kicked the poor dog and insulted Straneck. I’m hoping someone will come forward and identify them. They deserve to have assault charges filed against them. What’s wrong with people today? Kicking a animal and abusing disabled veterans? Pathetic. I hope he files a lawsuit! You can read the full story here.