An unusual tale of a woman breastfeeding her cat on a flight has gone viral on the internet. Naturally. It is not everyday that people come across an incident as extraordinary as this. Several posts have surfaced on social media, claiming to come forward and confirm that the event actually did happen.
Whether or not it really did, even the prospect of such an episode is an interesting, eye-popping one.
As per reports, the woman in question was on a Delta Airlines flight, travelling from Syracuse in New York to Atlanta in Georgia, earlier this week. She was apparently taking the cat on a “pet in cabin” ticket in a carrier. Sometime mid-flight, the woman took the cat out of the carrier when it started meowing.
A Twitter user in a thread, allegedly taking information from a first-hand source, writes that the woman began smearing bits of butter to her breast area and allowed the cat to lick it off.
So I now have the story from a very creditable, first hand source. I am going to post the details, but need to warn you… the situation on that flight was very strange. Thread coming soon https://t.co/Ht8C8OWvI6
— Eric (@GoldboxATL) November 30, 2021
Woman Breastfeeding Cat? Bizarre Incident Leaves Netizens Confused
On Reddit, a screenshot of a message on the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) used by pilots to communicate to ground staff is circulating and reads that a passenger “is breastfeeding a cat and will not put cat back in carrier.”
Reports suggest the Delta crew approached the woman with the cat, but she refused to put the feline back in its carrier. Ainsley Elizabeth, a flight attendant who made a TikTok on the incident as per Newsweek, related in her video, “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.”
She added that the animal was “screaming for its life.”
Delta policy states that the airline supports women breastfeeding on board and pets are allowed to fly as long as they are inside their carriers with the door latched.
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