United Airlines' New Target: Bunnies

Another mishap has happened on a United Airlines flight, this time the center of the controversy isn't a person...it's a bunny!

A giant rabbit, who was set to be named as the world's biggest suddenly died on one of United's flights.

Simon, a ten-month old 3-foot Continental giant rabbit, was found dead as the flight landed at Chicago O'Hare International Airport after leaving London Heathrow to be delivered to his new celebrity owner.

Rabbit breeder Annette Edwards says Simon was on track to grow to be the biggest rabbit in the world, a title previously held by his father Darius.

“Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle...something very strange has happened and I want to know what. I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before. The client who bought Simon is very famous. He’s upset.”

No one knows exactly when or how Simon died and United says they are looking deeper into the incident.

“We were saddened to hear this news. The safety and wellbeing of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance to United Airlines and our PetSafe team. We have been in contact with our customer and have offered assistance."

This incident is only the latest in a long string of issues the airline has faced.

The viral video of David Dao being dragged off a flight kicking and screaming sent the company into a PR nightmare and they also came under fire for allegedly denying two women from boarding a flight because they were wearing yoga pants.

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