Speaking of long flights
, news reached us of an overweight passenger punished for traveling in the main cabin. Or more precisely, the passenger’s owner was penalized.
Viktor, a 22-pound cat of uncertain breed, was smuggled aboard Aeroflot in Latvia heading to Vladivostok – an eight-hour trip. Knowing his pet was over-the-limit, Mikhail Galin swapped a trimmer feline for the weigh-in, then managed to sneak Viktor on.
When the switch was discovered, Mr. Galin was stripped of all his frequent flier miles. An outcry on Russian social media (
“Je suis Fat Cat”
) failed to move authorities. Said Viktor’s sponsor, “My cat is not fat. He just has heavy bones.”...