Kitty Stuffed In Bin

October 28, 2009

in Animal Stories

My wife and I were flying from LAX to NYC on now defunct TWA. We were sitting in the first row of coach with 2 flight attendants sitting in front of us (facing us in the jump seats). Right at takeoff I watched one of the flight attendants say “There’s a cat in the overhead bin.”

Turns out after takeoff, whoever put the cat in the bin didn’t close it properly and the door flew open. I turned around and saw a cat peering out of the bin… eyes wide open… calm, yet clearly scared. An attendant said someone didn’t want to pay to have the cat put in the cargo hold and didn’t have a proper carrier so he stuffed it inside his sport coat and into the bin. We heard later in baggage claim that he was fined and told to pay the fee for shipping an animal. Not sure if he was charged with animal cruelty.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodi October 29, 2009 at 6:06 am

Ooo that poor cat.


MJ October 29, 2009 at 6:08 am

Definitely a flight from hell for that poor cat.


Marie November 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I don’t understand how this person even got the cat to the airplane. I’ve taken pets on the airlines before, and they check both the animal and the bag at security.


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