A woman was observed breastfeeding her cat on a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta and refused to stop when confronted, according to the hilarious account of a flight attendant onboard.
Woman Breastfeeds Her Cat Onboard Delta Flight, Refused To Stop, According To Detailed Flight Attendant Report
A picture has made it rounds on social media of an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) message from the pilot to the ground, which says “Req. Redcoat meet AC Pax in 13A is breastfeeding a cat and will not put cat back in its carrier when FA requested.”
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
(Redcoat = Delta’s elite airport customer service experts, AC Pax = airline passenger, 13A = her seat number, FA = flight attendant)
While Delta has refused to comment, the incident purportedly occurred on DL1360 from Syracuse (SYR) to Atlanta (ATL) in early November.
Ainsley Elizabeth, who claims to have been a flight attendant on the flight, added on TikTok on November 13th:
“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.”
The passenger went on to take out a packet of butter, spread it over her nipple, and continue to try and breastfeed the cat.
(she deleted her account, but her video has survived…watch it)
“What does she do at home if she’s doing that in public? And then security met the flight just to tell her that she couldn’t do that again, cause it was weird and gross.”
Elizabeth initially posted the following on November 2nd:
I think that’s enough internet for today. hats off to you @ainsleytheaviator
If a prosecutor was so inclined, the woman could face charges under 49 US Code Sec 46506 for Lewd and Lascivious Acts Aboard an Aircraft.
As for the cat, can you imagine the poor thing screaming? What a strange incident.
In case you were wondering, emotional support animals must stay in a pet carrier underneath the seat.
121pilot shared the ACARS image above with me more than two weeks ago. I held off on writing about this, but as the story has continued to gain attention, did want to address it. Part of me hopes this is all a hoax, but what a strange world we live in when women area breafastfeeding their cats on airplanes…