‘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.
The verbatim message is more cryptic: PAX IN 13A BREASTFEEDING A CAT AND WILL NOT PUT CAT BACK IN ITS CARRIER WHEN FA REQUESTED.
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:
Someone just texted me this… what the actual hell? pic.twitter.com/B0ri97fh2D
— Ryan Spellman (@JustJettingThru) November 23, 2021
Note: This is an embedded tweet. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it.
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.
SOME FAKE NEWS STUFF BELOW THE ADVERTS:
Tweet claims a group of Chinese guys are killing cats in food blenders (and microwaves?)
The Scotsman online newspaper peddles misinformation about cat breeds
False claim that Amazon sprays its packaging with toxic pesticides harmful to cats
Study on domestic cats used to denigrate them
YouTube film-makers are staging kitten rescues for money
Our cat survived the fire! The big man cries but are they crocodile tears?
Disturbing fake letter claiming City Council is conducting a feral cat eradication program
Photo of this elderly woman has once again made the news in the world of ‘cat satire’
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.
Me too. I have a gut feeling that it might have been hyped up a bit. It is very strange.
Oh yeah it was hyped, and picked up by various news organizations and late night talk shows (if only for just a mention). No further info on it though. I’ve seen photos of cats/kittens getting to second base over the blouse, so finally one got under, lol. Good for you kitty.