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11-30-2005, 05:04 PM
'Stowaway cat' to fly business class to U.S. home
NEW YORK (Reuters) — A house cat found in France about a month after wandering from her home in Wisconsin is set to fly business class home from Paris to Newark, New Jersey, Continental Airlines said on Wednesday.
The cat, called Emily, escaped from her house in Appleton, Wisconsin, in late September, wandering over to a distribution center and eventually ending up on a sea container that landed in Belgium.

Workers at a laminating company in Nancy, France, found the cat, which was wearing I.D. tags, nearly a month after it disappeared.

Continental said it contacted and offered assistance to Emily's owners, who accepted the carrier's offer of a business class seat from Paris to Newark, one of the New York area's three major airports.

The cat, which is leaving after a month in French quarantine, will make the trip on Thursday in a carrying case and have an escort, probably an airline employee, said airline spokeswoman Courtney Wilcox.

Its menu has yet to be determined, she said

12-06-2005, 11:20 AM
Figures. We humans have to fight tooth and nail for an upgrade, and the cat gets one for free!

12-06-2005, 11:34 AM
Heck it was not a free upgrade but a free BUSINESS CLASS SEAT!

12-07-2005, 05:23 AM
I think I want to be a cat (in my next life!) :D

01-02-2006, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by BPoland@Dec 7 2005, 06:23 AM
I think I want to be a catÂ* (in my next life!)Â* :D

Was the cat:

1. Sitting in its container belted into the business class seat?

2. Sitting in its container under the seat in front while the escort was seated in the business class seat?

3. Taken out and fondled for part of the journey?

What about passengers who were allergic to cats?

Travel tips:

News item from a few months ago: Workers unpacking a (trailer truck sized) container filled with empty bird cages just imported and from a long overseas journey were very surprised to find an emaciated cat. (They hurriedly went searching for some milk since the cages were all empty to begin with.)