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Luggage is one thing, but how does an airline lose this...?

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Frank Romano says Delta Airlines lost his family's dog, Ty. Frank Romano says Delta Airlines lost his family's dog, Ty.
TAMPA, Fl. -

With as many bags as airlines shuffle around on a day-to-day basis, we all travel knowing that it's very possible for them to lose a bag, or at least temporarily misplace it. Bags miss flights just like we do. But when the cargo is as precious as a member of the family, losing that might be a little more of a head scratcher, but that's exactly what one man said Delta Airlines did when they lost his dog. 

Frank Romano said he and his family boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Tampa on Halloween, with their dog "Ty" riding in a crate below. However, shortly before takeoff, Romano was informed that Ty had managed to escape from the kennel. A search for Ty was conducted around the airport, but to no avail, so the Romano's had to leave California without their dog. 

Delta said Ty chewed through the crate in the cargo section of the plane and took off across the tarmac. The airline company said that "procedures were followed in transporting Ty and the airline continues to support the ongoing search for the missing pet." 

Normally airlines will offer some sort of compensation for a missing or delayed bag, and Romano said they did offer him compensation: a $200 credit toward another flight. Romano said no amount of money will fix losing his family's pet. 

So far, the dog has not been found. 

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