“Queens Don’t” singer RaeLynn had a aflutter flight to Maryland on Sunday (April 9), but it wasn’t turbulence that larboard her unsettled.
The Texan tells Taste of Country that she was afresh addled by an American Airlines flight accessory about her account dog, Jazz — an appointment she additionally acquaint about on amusing media.
“I accept never filed a complaint about anything,” RaeLynn insists with a chuckle, speaking to us aloof afterwards a applicable for her ACM Awards dress. “I mean, I don’t alike accuse about aliment in restaurants. I’ve aloof never been like that. But I aloof couldn’t break bashful about this.”
RaeLynn has Type 1 Diabetes — she was absolutely traveling to a appointment to allege on it — and had her 85-pound German Shepherd in tow. “Jazz is my therapy dog, and for years he has been by my ancillary and traveling all over the country,” she explains. “In agreement of my diabetes, he is there to ascertain back my amoroso levels aren’t right. He goes everywhere with me.”
She’s aureate with him before, but has never faced the affectionate of boldness she says she and Jazz were met with on her April 9 flight.
“I’ve never had a minute of trouble. Jazz is accomplished to apperceive how to lay beneath the bench of an airplane,” she explains, “But this aeroplane was a baby bounded plane, and afore we alike took off, the accessory came up to me and told me that I bare to get the dog absolutely beneath the bench for booty off. Jazz anon started arrant as I approved to fit him absolutely beneath the seat. I mean, if there had been turbulence, he would accept been hurt.”
Once in the air, RaeLynn says the aggravation from the flight accessory alone continued. “I did my best to accumulate (Jazz) there but the flight accessory connected to appear to me cogent me that I wasn’t actuality compliant,” the country accompanist furthers. “I apparently heard that word five-thousand times. She afresh accused Jazz of not actuality accomplished and not actuality a account dog, which acutely is not true. The flight accessory was actuality acutely disrespectful. She talked acutely loud and it was such a baby plane.”
As they got afterpiece to landing, RaeLynn recalls that the flight accessory went so far as to tell her that the alike would not be able to acreage until Jazz was absolutely beneath the seat. “There are assertive regulations back it comes to account dogs and anniversary airline handles it differently, but this flight accessory was acutely beggarly and absolutely disrespectful,” she says. “I accept never been asked to put a German Shepherd beneath a bench this size.”
RaeLynn tweeted and Instagrammed about the adventure afterwards landing and shares that American Airlines was bound in blow with her about the incident. “Piedmont Airlines, which operated flight 4831 from Charlotte, N.C. to Salisbury-Ocean City, Md., on April 9, is additionally reviewing these allegations,” the airline said in a statement to Fox News.
But RaeLynn is still agitated by what she says transpired.
“This array of being bothers me so much,” she adds, speaking quietly. “If I was a flight attendant, I absolutely would not accept fabricated as big of a arena as she did. It could accept been article that was discussed already we landed. It was no way to amusement a dog, abundant beneath a account dog, and it absolutely wasn’t appropriate to amusement a commuter like that either.”
RaeLynn will be on a alike afresh anon — she has a cardinal of contest appointed about the ACM Awards in Las Vegas, which booty abode this weekend.
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