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Unusual: a cat travels almost 2,000 km by plane in a backpack without the knowledge of an American traveler

On November 22, a cat traveled nearly 2,000 km in the bag of a traveler in the United States before being discovered safe and sound by an agent at John F Kennedy Airport in New York.

Is the cat okay? Found on November 22 in a bag New York Airport, the pet was found safe and sound after a journey of several thousand kilometers.

La Dépêche reports that the animal was discovered by an airport agent. Lisa Farbstein, spokesperson for the US National Security Agency in transport tweeted that the animal was doing well.

HAVE @TSA officer was shocked to find an orange cat inside a checked bag at @JFKlufthavn after it passed through the x-ray unit. Traveler said the cat belonged to someone else in his household. On the bright side, the cat is out of the bag and safely back home.

— Lisa Farbstein, TSA spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) 22 November 2022

She told that airport worker had been surprised to find this kind of baggage. “He was shocked to find a ginger cat in a checked bag after passing the X-ray unit,” she said.

A long informal journey

The traveler claimed not to be aware of the presence of the feline in his luggage. He did 1,849 km during a flight of more than 3 hours in the company of this American. The journey, our colleagues show, could have prove fatal for the cat.

Lisa Farbstein explained that the traveler, asked by the airport, denied knowledge of the presence of the intruder in his luggage “the traveler said the cat belonged to someone else in his house”. .

At present everything leads us to believe, according to this man’s words, that he didn’t know the cat was with him.



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