Saturday, November 18, 2017

ORLANDO FL - A JETBLUE PASSENGER FROM SOUTHBRIDGE MA, WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL WHILE WAITING TO CHECK IN FOR HER FLIGHT HOME - THE OWNER TOOK HIS PIT AND RAN WITH HIS "EMOTIONAL SUPPORT"

A woman in Massachusetts is claiming that JetBlue won't help her track down the dog who bit her before a recent flight.
A JetBlue passenger from Massachusetts says she isn’t thrilled with how the airline is handling a recent incident that occurred at the Orlando International Airport.
Brittany Langlois told Fox 25 Boston that she was bit by a fellow passenger’s dog while waiting to check in for her flight. However, she says she’s having no luck tracking down the animal’s owner after JetBlue employees scuttled the other passenger from the line — leaving Langlois uncertain of whether or not to seek treatment for rabies.
"[My doctor says] 'it's an extremely painful shot and it's a series of three, I wouldn't want you to go through that if you didn't have to,'” Langlios told Fox 25. “At the same time, I'm like, I don't wanna go through that either.”
Langlois added that when the incident first occurred last Sunday, she was in such a state of shock that she didn’t get the other passenger’s information, let alone any information on the dog or its vaccination history.
"I turn around and this owner is kinda reeling the dog back in, and I look at her and I'm like 'that dog just bit me!' and I think I was in like, an initial shock," Langlois said.
Fox 25 reports that Langlois wasn’t able to track down any information on the dog’s owners from JetBlue agents. Furthermore, her subsequent efforts with JetBlue’s customer service department have been futile.
"[JetBlue customer service is] like, 'There's nothing we can do, we can cover your medical bills but that's about it,' said Langlois. She also claims the airline offered her a $50 voucher for a future JetBlue flight, though she doubts she’ll use it.
In a statement obtained by Fox News, however, JetBlue is claiming that they attempted to gather information from the dog's owner, but the "unknown individual refused to cooperate."
"The safety of our customers is our top priority," the airline said. "Regrettably, while in the pre-security area near the ticket counter, a JetBlue customer was bitten by a dog in the company of an unknown individual who was not a JetBlue customer. JetBlue crewmembers attempted to speak with and identify the handler of the animal responsible for the bite. However, the unknown individual refused to cooperate and immediately exited the terminal with the dog. The JetBlue customer received medical attention onsite."
The airline further apologized for the incident, and said they "continue to offer our support, and encourage the customer to pursue appropriate medical treatment."
In the meantime, Langlois’ doctor has reportedly put her on antibiotics and pain medication, but she only has a few days left before her deadline for a series of rabies shots expires.
Representatives for the Orlando International Airport have not yet responded to requests for comment.
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/11/13/jetblue-passenger-bit-by-dog-at-orlando-airport-claims-may-need-rabies-shots.html

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VIDEO

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. —A Massachusetts woman is still recovering more than a week after a  PIT BULL  bit her while she was waiting to check in for a flight.  

Brittany Langlois was standing in the check in line for JetBlue at the Orlando Airport before her flight back home when a pit bull tore at her leg.

“The line kept moving and the next thing I know I am bit,” Langlois said. “I turn around and the owner is reeling the dog back in."

Langlois was with her girlfriend Heather Cox and the couple immediately tried to find out if the pit bull was up to date on its shots. The JetBlue representative told them the dog was an emotional support dog.

Pedro said, “I have both your reservations, yours and the other passenger, but I cannot legally give you that information,’” Langlois said.

Back in Southbridge, Langlois took pain medication and antibiotics. She had a 10-day window to start a series of painful rabies shots, but after Newscenter 5 inquired, JetBlue released a statement saying the pit bull’s owner was not a JetBlue passenger.

“The unknown individual refused to cooperate and immediately exited the terminal with the dog,” the statement said.  “We called police and we were told it wasn’t a police matter,” Cox said. “It was a JetBlue matter.”

In her last conversation with a JetBlue representative, Langlois said she was told it wasn’t JetBlue’s dog that bit her so it isn’t the airline’s problem. 

Even though passengers traveling with emotional support dogs have to check them in, no proof of vaccinations is needed for domestic flights.

Langlois said she starts her rabies shots Tuesday.



http://www.wcvb.com/article/pit-bull-bites-massachusetts-woman-in-jetblue-check-in-line/13534938


2 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

Unfreaking believable!!! This "emotional support" animal BS is out of control! Everyone needs emotional support from these idiot's emotional support animals, especially the shitbulls. The airlines need to get their asses sued off, I already feel like I'm being zapped with radiation and physically violated by their security patdowns, not to mention financially raped, now I have to also worry about getting attacked on top of everything else??!!?!? FFS!

Farmer Jane said...

Dayna, I share your outrage. There doesn't seem to be anywhere that's safe from people shoving their dogs in your face, expecting you to feel all happy that they just love their dogs so much, and neeeed their dogs so much that they can't be without them for one second. I love dogs. I just don't love someone else's dog in an airplane, a supermarket, a gym, a restaurant, or any public place where I shouldn't have to worry about a dog. Just put a proper fence or kennel in your yard, or housetrain the animal, and leave him the hell home.*
Whew, I feel better, now.

*Actual trained service dogs excluded from this rant.