In a shocking news, a woman breastfed her hairless cat who was disguised as baby in a plane mid-flight. Further, she continued as the passengers were left horrified and even after she was asked to stop by the staff. According to a NY Post report, the woman was flying from Syracuse, New York, to Atlanta, Georgia. The incident came into light after a message sent by the pilot over the aircraft’s communication system went viral. In the message, the pilot mentioned that the woman didn’t put her kitten back in its cage after repeatedly asked by the staff to do so.
It should be noted that patients from the US are known to make bizarre scenes midflight. Several instances are reported every year of a passenger creating a ruckus during the flight.
‘Personal freedom’, is as abstract an idea as any. Most developed countries (barring China) currently live in a democratic state, with personal freedom and will bestowed on every citizen.
However, in some countries, such as USA, personal freedom is stretched so far that it jeopardizes other people’s well-being.
This was evident at the peak of COVID-19 when millions of Americans chose to not wear masks, or adhere to appropriate behaviour. This led to massive surges in number of cases, and deaths of thousands of Americans.
There are several instances of people in USA using ‘personal freedom’ as a crutch to engage in bizarre and at times, illicit activities. The story of an unidentified woman we have today is something similar.
The Facts of the Matter
We all have strange days at our work, no matter how simple or complex our profession is. From doctors, to writers, to engineers, to even pilots, bad days are scattered in every profession.
Tough Job of Flight Crew Got More Challenging
The pilot of a Delta Flight 1360 that was flying from Syracuse to Atlanta recently bizarre experience. Pilots are anyway known to have a challenging job – keeping hundreds of people alive as they are in a metal tube thousands of feet from the air. However, at times, a frustrating passenger could make the situation worse.
Private Message Sent by Pilot Goes Viral on Reddit, Twitter
According to a message sent by the pilot on the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), a woman was “breastfeeding a cat” and further wouldn’t “put cat back in carrier”. The message was first found on a viral Reddit post, and then made its way to Twitter.
I saw this on Reddit today. It’s an a ACARS in-flight message from the cockpit to the ground.
Also, civilization had a good run. pic.twitter.com/AjQhIaE80H
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 24, 2021
‘Red Coat’ Team Summoned to Handle Situation
Meanwhile, to get a control on the situation, the airlines requested its famous ‘Red Coat’ team. The ‘Red Coat’ team is Delta’s customer service experts that are specially trained for customer issues that are not resolved by the pilot or the flight crew.
While there have not been any verified reports by the airline or its staff on reliable news platforms, new information was revealed on TikTok. Reportedly, Ainsley Elizabeth, the flight’s attendant, spoke about the incident through TikTok.
“Hairless Cat Looked Like Baby”: Flight Attendant
The flight attendant shared, “This woman had one of those, like, hairless cats swaddled up in a blanket so it looked like a baby,” Ainsley Elizabeth said in a follow-up video posted on November 13. “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.”