Tuesday, December 06, 2005

shameless exploitation by an airline for free publicity, over a missing cat

About two months ago, Emily a tabby from Stapleton, Wisconsin went missing. Apparently she went exploring at a nearby paper company warehouse and ended up in Nancy, France via Chicago and Belgium (a 3 week trip).

Thankfully she was wearing a collar and her vet was contacted.

Last week Emily flew home from Paris via Newark in the BusinessFirst cabin of Continental Airlines. The airline even provided an escort (an employee). Then from Newark to Milwaukee.

Emily with escort leaving Paris (photo by Christopher Ena)

Of course, the airline shamelessly milked the story for all it was worth. Obviously they alerted the media.

Silly silly cat. BusinessFirst on Continental does not have fully reclining seats which turn into a flat bed. She should have refused the first offer from Continental and flown via Singapore or Bangkok, then Sydney to LA on Qantas where they do have fully reclining seats/beds in Business Class. Better still, in First Class.

Continental Airlines BusinessFirst seat

Qantas Business Class Skybed

Qantas First Class totally flat bed

'Emily the Stowaway Cat Lands in Wisconsin' (Washington Post, 1 December 2005)

'Stowaway cat arrives home from France' (CNN, 2 December 2005 - includes videos)

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I spent most of the day on my mat on my deck/porch, then had a nap on my daybed. My human left very early today for work, but thankfully came back earlier too.

My tummy isn't so well today and messing up my fur, so my human is making me a chicken and potato broth.



Blogger Keiser said...

yum yum. looks like mashed potato, tastes like chicken...

Tuesday, 06 December, 2005  
Blogger Marc said...

Hrm, maybe there's some kind of kitty stomach flu going around -- my kitty, Stinky, seemed like his tummy was bothering him the other day -- he seemed lethargic and wasn't eating much. Fortunately, he seems like he's much better now!

Friday, 09 December, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

Stinky? With a name like that, no wonder!

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  

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