American Airlines Mistakenly Sends Corgi On 3,000-Mile Trip To Hawaii Instead Of Mississippi

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.26.28 AMThere aren’t many things that Mississippi and Hawaii have in common, so it might be hard to fathom how an airline would mistakenly send a dog to one place instead of the other. But that’s exactly what happened over the weekend, when Bethany the Corgi took an unplanned trip to the island state. 

CBS DFW reports that a mix-up with American Airlines at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport sent the small pooch nearly 3,000 miles out of the way to Hawaii instead of her intended destination of Jackson, MS.

Bethany’s owner posted a flyer on Facebook over the weekend asking for help finding his beloved pet after she failed to arrive in Mississippi on the same flight as him.

A spokesperson for American tells CBS DFW that the airline sent a system-wide alert about the missing dog and tracked her down Sunday morning… in Hawaii.

The dog, who is being cared for by a vet in Hawaii, is doing fine, the spokesperson said. The airline planned to fly Bethany back to Dallas Monday evening and then on to Jackson Tuesday.

The animal’s owner told CBS DFW in an email that he was thankful to American’s customer service managers who worked tirelessly to find his beloved pet.

While things ended on a happy note for Bethany and her owner, that isn’t always the case. According to CBS DFW, airlines have lost 52 pets during the past 10 years.

Mix-Up Sends North Texas Pet To Hawaii, Instead of Mississippi [CBS DFW]