Pooch was returned to his owners three days and three flights later after British Airways made a major mistake.When an American family’s pet dog was accidentally sent to Saudi Arabia rather than his owner’s home in Nashville, Tennessee, he received the surprise of a lifetime.Bluebell, five, was adopted by her human family in London, England, but was on her way back to Nashville when British Airways made a drastic error and instead flew her to Saudi Arabia, according to local TV station WVLT8.
Meanwhile, Bluebell’s owner, Madison Miller, was being given the wrong dog in Nashville. Bluebell’s whereabouts are being tracked down around the world.”They said she wasn’t in Nashville, and their best guess was she was in Saudi Arabia,” Bluebell owner Madison Miller told the television station. “After we knew she was in Saudi Arabia, it was just all hands on deck.”How are we going to get her back?”The Millers were eventually shown a picture of Bluebell, who was unhappy in her crate and thousands of miles away.Bluebell was finally returned to the Millers three days and three flights later.
“They said this had never happened before, and we don’t even understand how it could have happened because there are so many safety checks in place,” Miller told the TV station.Bluebell, according to her family, has been stressed and nervous since her misadventure.WVLT8 reported that British Airways forwarded a request for comment to IAG Cargo, which stated in a statement, “Whilst Bluebell’s route was longer than it should have been, we ensured she was on the first flight back to Nashville from London Heathrow” airport.
“During her time with us, she received frequent refreshments and had time outside to stretch her legs – including regular walks and eight hours with the team at Heathrow Animal Reception who cared for her,” they added.Despite these precautions, we recognize that this has been an upsetting situation for Bluebell and her owners, and we will continue to work with them to resolve the situation.”