Flight Attendants Saved a Dog’s Life on Flight to Massachusetts Thursday Night

JetBlue has been the sole commercial airline serving Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts with flights to New York JFK, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale though American Airlines will be starting Philadelphia service in October.

On one of JetBlue’s Florida – Worcestor flights on Thursday night a 3 year old French bulldog in the cabin started having breathing problems. Its tongue turned blue. JetBlue crew assisted with an oxygen mask.

Darcy was treated for hypoxia – a lack of oxygen in the body – by her owner who held the oxygen mask over the dog’s face.

“I placed the mask over her face, and within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time she didn’t want the mask,” Michele said, ABC News reported. “I believe [crew members] Renaud and Diane
saved a life, some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine. I do not.”

JetBlue proudly proclaimed “We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable fight, including those with four legs.”

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  1. The existence of the French bulldog is fundamentally inhumane. Humans shouldn’t have created that breed.

  2. But they’re here and dogs are amazing creatures. I’m glad they acted quickly and saved it. United, are you listening?

  3. Kudos to jetBlue’s flight attendants, that’s the kind of thinking and service airline flight crews should be known for. In contrast, United flight attendants would probably try to euthanize the canine ASAP.

  4. Ditto Luke Vader’s comments. Kudos and a big shout-out to the thoughtful and caring flight attendants on JetBlue. Finally a feel-good airline story.

  5. Wow, talk about marking a clear division between how B6 handles a situation and how UA handles it.

    But to respond to Ray, Frenchie owners should seriously consider avoiding air travel for their dogs. It is extremely high risk.

  6. Nice ending to an event that should not have taken place.
    Thank goodness for flight attendants. Bravo!

    Shame on the owners/parents of Darcy the dog.
    Please be responsible.
    Snub nose animals should not fly due to breathing problems.

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