‘Passenger in 13A is breastfeeding a cat and will not put cat back in its carrier when flight attendant requested’

NEWS AND COMMENT: The image below is from a pilot messaging system which tells us that the passenger in seat 13A was breastfeeding a CAT! And they would not put their cat back in the carrier when requested. A lot of US airlines allow pets in the cabin provided they are in carriers and under the seat. The cat was a Sphynx. As they are hairless, in one respect they look like babies ?.

The pilot requested that Delta’s Redcoat ground team meet the flight in order to reprimand the offending customer. The flight was Delta Air flight DL1360 to Atlanta.


Breastfeeding cat in aircraft cabin?

Breastfeeding cat in cabin? It seems to be true but incredibly bizzare.

It is hard to believe. Weird. The mind boggles and the imagination runs riot. Was there a sexual motivation? It looks that way. You have to consider: cat welfare, owner’s welfare and passengers’ welfare. It is going to cause a disturbance if other passengers get to know what’s happening. Perhaps booze was involved. That’s what I’d put it down to.

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Here is the tweet:

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Update: the cat was hairless and therefore almost certainly a Sphynx. Ainsley Elizabeth, who was on board during the incident, took to TikTok on Nov. 13 to say the following:

“This woman had one of those, like, hairless cats swaddled up in a blanket so it looked like a baby. Her shirt was up and she was trying to get the cat to latch and she wouldn’t put the cat back in the carrier. And the cat was screaming for its life.”

Delta Airlines policy on breastfeeding:

Delta fully supports a woman’s right to breastfeed on board Delta and Delta Connection aircraft and in Delta facilities. Breast pumps are allowed on board. At the airport and if you prefer, many airports do offer private lactation rooms or spaces.


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4 Responses

  1. Albert Schepis says:

    Out of curiosity I would have loved to see a photo of this, and wonder why no one ever took one. In all seriousness too, if kittens can benefit from suckling a bitch (female dog), it follows there might be no harm with a human (if it was a kitten in need and a lactating woman), which also wasn’t stated. I have an adult cat who still sucks wool etc, so it’s possible this was a cat, too. Especially weird to do that in public and on a plane no less, so it’s exibitionism too if also a fetish. Any disturbance on planes these days is serious, but at least it wasn’t a real threat.

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