Airline Cracks Down On Fat Cats

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Well, at least it does for one fat cat. Mikhail Galin, 34, was barred from taking his cat Viktor on board an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Vladivostok because his cat was too heavy. Faced with a cat over the 17 pound limit and unwilling to put Viktor in with baggage, Galin came up with a clever idea. He got a thinner cat and checked in with it. After the substitute cat was weighed and approved, he swapped the cat with Viktor and tried to board. The problem is Galin boasted on social media and that consequently left him with an engorged feline and no flight pass.

The maneuver worked for the first leg of the trip, but Galin bragged in a Facebook post that vent viral. Aeroflot read it and barred his effort to get the cat on for the next flight. In addition, Aeroflot cancelled his miles and membership in the airline’s frequent flier program.

Of course, you can still bring your comfort pony on many airlines.

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