•   
  •   
  •   

Travel JetBlue crew saves French bulldog with oxygen mask during flight

18:10  09 july  2018
18:10  09 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Proper use of oxygen mask could be lifesaving

  Proper use of oxygen mask could be lifesaving Paying attention to flight attendants might save your life.It's a simple message, but passengers often ignore or passively watch along as safety instructions are given prior to takeoff.Images from this week's emergency landingIt's a simple message, but passengers often ignore or passively watch along as safety instructions are given prior to takeoff.

A French bulldog was rescued on a JetBlue flight by a quick-thinking airline crew.© Provided by Fox News A French bulldog was rescued on a JetBlue flight by a quick-thinking airline crew.

A French bulldog was rescued on a JetBlue flight by a quick-thinking airline crew -- and the owners could not be more pleased.

On Thursday night, 3-year-old French bulldog Darcy was on a flight from Florida to Massachusetts with owners Michelle and Steven Burt when she started showing signs of distress, ABC News reported.

According to the Burts, the dog’s tongue began to turn blue and she started having difficulty breathing, which prompted the flight crew to quickly step in with an oxygen mask.

"We all are affected by cabin pressure and oxygen fluctuations, human, canine and feline, etc., but the fact that the Attendants were responsive and attentive to the situation may have saved Darcy’s life," Michelle wrote on her Facebook page, ABC News reported.

JetBlue Adding New Routes, Expanding Service

  JetBlue Adding New Routes, Expanding Service JetBlue is launching service in California, Colorado and Montana.After the successful launch of JetBlue’s Mint class in markets such as San Diego, Las Vegas and Seattle, the carrier has announced several network enhancements designed to provided travelers with a viable alternative to other major airlines.

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," Michelle 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."

Burt thanked the JetBlue crew for helping Darcy during the trip.

JetBlue released a statement to ABC News about the incident, which could have been dangerous had flight crew not reacted.

"We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable fight, including those with four legs," JetBlue said in a statement to ABC News. "We're thankful for our crew's quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester."

Fox News reached out to JetBlue for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

Many airlines ban French bulldogs from flying in cargo holds because of their respiratory issues.

French bulldogs are more prone to respiratory problems as they are classified as short-nosed dogs, or brachycephalic. Short-nosed dogs are put at a higher risk for breathing problems when flying because they are more vulnerable to changes in air quality and temperature, AVMA says.

Delta passenger removed from plane for head-butting flight attendant .
He told police officers he'd been drinking prior to the flight. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSA spokesperson for Delta released the following statement to Fox News:“Delta applauds the quick action and professionalism of the crew of Delta flight 2603 operating from Salt Lake City to Orlando which diverted to Oklahoma City after a customer became unruly and violent on board. The crew restrained the customer and the flight was met by law enforcement in Oklahoma City, where he was removed and taken into custody. The flight continued to Orlando, arriving two hours past schedule.

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!