As if United doesn’t have enough troubles with human passengers, the airline is now facing big legal problems because of a deceased big bunny passenger. Simon, a Continental Giant rabbit, was flying from London to Chicago.
He was scheduled to compete in a world’s biggest bunny competition at the Iowa State Fair, but the four-foot-long Simon won’t make it. According to United employees, he was mistakenly locked in a freezer after arrival at Chicago, and possibly froze to death. Making the situation more serious, his body was then dumped into an incinerator.
Of course, the chilled and cremated bunny tragedy will now be the subject of yet another lawsuit against the troubled airline. In the future, could some intense rubbing of a rabbit’s foot help bring good luck to United both in the air and courtroom?