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Jack the cat supporters will boycott American Airlines until it finds missing pet
Daily Mail ^ | 10-23-11 | staff

Posted on 10/23/2011 2:30:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Angry passengers have started a boycott of American Airlines after it lost a cat named Jack in the baggage area at New York's John F Kennedy Airport seven weeks ago.

Supporters of Jack the cat yesterday held a day of action at the airport to raise awareness of the missing moggy.

The weeks may have passed, but the anger over the airline’s failure to find him is growing.

The Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK Facebook page now has more than 15,000 followers. It is updated daily with hundreds of comments from supporters.

The aim of the event at the airport was to spread awareness about Jack to the 37,000 people who work at the airport, ABC News reported.

Bonnie Folz, one of the organisers of the search, said: 'You would be surprised the amount of people at JFK that are not aware that Jack is missing. 'There are construction workers, shop workers, store workers, garage cleaners, garage

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: airlines; jfkbaggage; kittyping; pets; travel

1 posted on 10/23/2011 2:30:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Slings and Arrows

Find the cat ping.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 2:32:21 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
There is a video at the source.
3 posted on 10/23/2011 2:33:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic


Still not found: Jack the cat disappeared from his cage at New York's JFK airport in August
4 posted on 10/23/2011 2:35:21 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
FWIW, Jack the Cat's owners were flown to JFK to aid in the search and were briefed on all the efforts to find the little darling.

AA has employed all sorts of technology (night vision goggles, IR scopes, etc) to find the fleabag darling little cat.

That being said, over next couple of months I'm flying on AA out of JFK 4 times. I'll keep everyone posted if I find him or not.

5 posted on 10/23/2011 2:37:55 PM PDT by Gamecock (“I’m so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it.” JGM)
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To: humblegunner; afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; ...

6 posted on 10/23/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Jack looks like a rat. No wonder they can’t find him.


7 posted on 10/23/2011 2:40:33 PM PDT by Reagan79 (Today, I consider myself the wisest Latina Woman on the face of the earth.)
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To: Gamecock

When did we stop liking Kittehs? I must have missed the memo.


8 posted on 10/23/2011 2:43:23 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! !)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Watch the video at the source and turn up your speakers. Somebody has done a really good job with this.


9 posted on 10/23/2011 2:49:10 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: algernonpj

Southwest will, for a price, of course, allow you to hand carry your favorite furhead into the cabin with you. It does count as one of your two carry on bags, but I think that’s fair.

The reason I know is that I did three months in an extended stay hotel in CA, and thought that the presence of Brat would ease the stress (probably not: she was named Brat for a reason).

During my midterm trip home, I reconsidered, since while we’d bought the approved carrier, I had a four day drive (CA to NH) to get home, and I couldn’t see myself wandering around the various gas points with a four pound cat on a leash. Too, there was the problem of hotels in transit, and how you can feed and water as you’re doing 70 in an F350.

Were it my cat, and their fault, they’d have a suit to handle.


10 posted on 10/23/2011 2:52:45 PM PDT by benewton
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To: benewton

I remember a story that my local news channel did on a lost dog.

This couple from Ontario found a stray dog in Florida. They decided to take the dog home, so they got the dog treated and prepped to take back. They paid for the dog’s trip on a plane and the airline lost the dog.

The last shot in the story was a horrific pan shot of where the airline keeps all the suitcases, all thousands of them.

Poor dog. I think you’d be better off driving across country in those situations, rather than flying. With a determined effort, it’s only about four days to go from any one place to any other one place.


11 posted on 10/23/2011 3:05:58 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Reagan79
Jack looks like a rat. No wonder they can’t find him.

Do you think so? He looks like a beautiful, long-haired cat to me (see above photographs). Maybe you're mixing up the photo from the Daily Mail article of another cat from the You Tube video with being Jack.

12 posted on 10/23/2011 3:22:04 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: Jonty30

They’re my pets, or I’m their staff depending on how well you know or like cats. I have to put up with a significant amount of abuse to fly at all, and I see no reason why they should.

I think I’d be negligent if I simply put one into the baggage pile.


13 posted on 10/23/2011 3:22:12 PM PDT by benewton
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To: benewton

I have two cats, so I know what you mean.


14 posted on 10/23/2011 3:24:38 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The airline has its head up its ass regarding this cat.What a PR nightnare this can turn out to be.Its simple really, FIND THAT DARNED CAT QUICK.


15 posted on 10/23/2011 3:50:43 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Reagan79

Jack doesn’t look like a democRat!


16 posted on 10/23/2011 3:55:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
"FIND THAT DARNED CAT QUICK." Found it...
17 posted on 10/23/2011 5:18:50 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: benewton
how you can feed and water as you’re doing 70 in an F350.

Attach 16' horse trailer to goose-neck hitch; place litter box, feeder, and waterer in an enclosed "dog" (oh, the ignominy...DOG!) kennel in trailer. Instead of motels, sleep in the 'camper' section of the trailer. Close horse compartment doors from the inside, before opening the kennel door to visit & serve kitteh.

I had to transport 3 from Oregon to South Dakota, spending 2 nights on the road. The two dogs rode in the back seat of the F350 crew cab, as I didn't have to worry about them escaping.

18 posted on 10/23/2011 5:38:33 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Jack the cat has either left the baggage area by now, or he should be stinking enough that they should have no trouble finding him.

Are the buzzards circling the airport?


19 posted on 10/23/2011 5:49:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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20 posted on 10/23/2011 6:04:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They did a great job. Poor lost little guy.


21 posted on 10/23/2011 6:26:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

ping


22 posted on 10/23/2011 6:46:30 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: PilotDave

LOL, I saw that years ago and its still funny as hell.Sick minds think alike.


23 posted on 10/23/2011 7:26:30 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

This is a true story. I had some buddies who were working at the Embassy in Teheran the first time it was invaded in Feb 1979. Just before the previous Christmas, the families of our guys were evacuated. A lot of them came through Rome, where I helped move them back to CONUS. The chief of the unit adopted a “jube” dog (”jube” = benjo = open sewer). He said that he dressed “Farql” in a negligee after his wife left. After a harrowing trip through numerous roadblocks, my two pals (to this very day) finally got to Mehrabad Airport. Bob had Farql in a pet cage and when they got to the PanAm desk, the agent there said it was going to cost $750 to fly the hound back to BWI via Rome. Bob asked the agent if he’d take a check. The agent said they would. The boys got on the bird for Rome; as they exited Iranian airspace, PanAm gave out free champagne. We were waiting for them in Rome with a cooler full of beer and then brought them back to my apartment. The first thing Bob did was use my phone to call his bank in the Washington area and stopped payment on the check. The other guy is coming down to my home here on Tuesday and on Friday we’re heading for the Gulf Coast of Florida for a reunion of a lot of other Teheran veterans. He’s still my main man.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 7:49:50 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Slings and Arrows

They’ll never find him. Somebody took that stunner home with him.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 8:05:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Ax

Quick thinking on your friends part.I hope you guys enjoy your reunion and have a blast.


26 posted on 10/23/2011 8:27:45 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: TheOldLady

Sounds about right.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 8:28:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Like anyone needs a reason to boycott American Airlines. Just waiting for them to go bankrupt so I can celebrate


28 posted on 10/23/2011 8:37:08 PM PDT by LVGuy600 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Roger WILCO. That’s the game plan.


29 posted on 10/24/2011 5:28:16 AM PDT by Ax
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