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Russian man loses airline miles for sneaking ‘fat cat' on flight


Added 11-12-19 11:18:02pm EST - “A Russian airline on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his miles for sneaking his overweight cat on board by swapping him with a skinny kitty during check-in. Mikhail Galin boasted on Facebook about ?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Russian man loses airline miles for sneaking ‘fat cat’ on flight”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Russian airline on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his miles for sneaking his overweight cat on board by swapping him with a skinny kitty during check-in.

Mikhail Galin boasted on Facebook about pulling off the switcheroo last week, writing that: “The operation to switch Viktor the fat cat for Phoebe the miniature kitty was successful,” Agence France-Presse reported.

Galin was on a layover in Moscow from Latvia when his 22-pound cat Viktor was deemed too fat to fly in the cabin.

Unable to bear allowing his feline friend to ride the eight hours home to Vladivostok alone in the luggage hold, he took a “strategic decision to find a similar cat of a lower weight.”

The next day, Galin returned to the airport with “the cat, the cat double and its owners,” and was able to check-in to business class.

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