United Airlines has apologized for mistakenly shipping an American family's pet dog thousands of miles in the wrong direction to Japan.
The dog owner's beloved l0-year-old dog named Buddy took an unexpected 16-hour fight to Tokyo following a mix-up by the airline.
The dog owner's family are currently in the process of moving.
They were meant to be reunited with the pet in their new home city in Texas.
But when they arrived at the United Airlines cargo facility in the southern U.S. state, they found a stranger's dog waiting in Buddy's place.
Both of the dogs had been sent to the wrong destinations, on connecting fights from Denver, with Buddy mistakenly being sent to Japan instead.
Buddy was given a physical checkup when he arrived at Tokyo's International Airport.
The dog was then sent back to the U.S. on a private charter jet.
"I'm so glad he's alive and coming home soon," said the relieved dog owner.
"An error occurred during the connections in Denver.
We have notified our customers that their pets arrived safely.
We will arrange to return the pets to them as soon as possible," a spokesperson of United Airlines said.
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