BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - United Airlines will ban 25 dog and cat breeds when it resumes flying pets on June 18th.
The change in policy comes less than two months after a French bulldog died after a flight attendant instructed the dog's owner to put the pet and its crate in an overhead bin.
In 2017, United recorded a record number of animal deaths on its flights. Of the 18 animals that died on a major airline, 18 were on a United flight.
The carrier is also working with American Humane, the nation's first national humane animal organization, "to improve the well-being of all pets that travel on United," the airline said.
Under the new policy, 21 dog and four cat breeds prone to heat or travel stress problems will no longer be welcome on the airline.
* Including mixed breeds