Alaska Airlines Passenger Loses Pet Dog During Loading Due to Airline Misstep

By Jace Dela Cruz

Mar 29, 2024 04:03 AM EDT

Alaska Airlines Passenger Loses Pet Dog During Loading Due to Airline Misstep
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 taxis at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on March 25, 2024 in Seattle, Washington.
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A passenger flying with Alaska Airlines experienced distress when her pet dog, Moose, was mistakenly left off a flight from North Carolina to Seattle.

Alaska Airlines' Passenger Loses Pet

According to Alaska Airlines, Moose was intended to travel on a flight departing from Raleigh-Durham International Airport with his owner on Tuesday evening. However, an error during the loading process resulted in Moose being excluded from the flight.

Following the oversight, Moose spent the night at the airport under the care of airline staff. The next morning, preparations were made for Moose to catch a subsequent flight to Seattle.

However, when attempts were made to secure Moose in a crate for travel, the dog resisted, managing to wriggle free from its collar and flee from the area, as reported by the airline, according to a report by Fox News

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Did Moose Reunite with its Hooman?

In response to Moose's disappearance, an extensive search operation was launched at the airport. Concurrently, Moose's owner returned to Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon to assist in the search efforts.

Fortunately, on Thursday morning, the airport's fire rescue team located Moose unharmed. Moose's owner was promptly reunited with the pet, bringing an end to the ordeal, as per Fox News' report. 

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