Two Americans living in Europe came home for the holidays, and they brought their three kittens with them. Flying Air Serbia from Belgrade to Chicago, the pair brought the three cats they’d found in a Serbian village when they were mere weeks old.
The two – Ian and Anna – travel across Europe in a van with their cats – a van they’d shipped from the U.S. to Europe. But they were traveling for Thanksgiving by air.
The kittens started off the flight in their crate. But an hour into the flight, one of them “got scared.” So they let her out and gave her lots of love.
Then they fed her. Eventually the kittens fell asleep. But the passengers decided to bring out them out to play halfway through the flight because they “low key missed them.” Seven hours into the flight was “a big bathroom break.” OMG they went potty into a tupperware.
According to the couple, “Overall we’d rank our experience 10/10.”
Social media reaction is almost universally negative, from the flight attendant who points out that pets in cabin must remain in their carrier throughout the flight (and that there’s only one allowed per passenger, so there’s one more than should be allowed) to those who feel that this is obnoxious and worry about the smell, not least of which from cat food (and… urine).
In their defense they say that “the plane was pretty empty!”