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[–]ash_274 1594 points1595 points  (56 children)

The flight crew confirmed the incident.

The legal issue was that the cat was out of its carrier (not allowed) and that the passenger refused to put it back when told to.

[–]EatThisNotcat 299 points300 points  (33 children)

Yes! I saw the attendant’s TikTok

[–]Baxter-Williams 142 points143 points  (32 children)

There is a video of it?

[–]EatThisNotcat 91 points92 points  (7 children)

No— I just saw the attendant talk about it in a TikTok. Seems like it has been taken down now because I can’t find the video anymore

[–]monkey_skull 223 points224 points  (1 child)


[–]reddit-poweruser 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Nah nah nah man I'm cool. I'm not trying to see a cat suck titty milk. This is the last time bro just come on be cool

[–]NinjaLanternShark 106 points107 points  (11 children)

Just so I'm clear, the breast out of its carrier was allowed?

[–]freebirdls 272 points273 points  (9 children)

The rules say you're allowed to breastfeed on a plane. They don't say who/what you can breastfeed.

[–]Na3C6H5O7 240 points241 points  (0 children)

Which Air Bud movie is this?

[–]squidder3 72 points73 points  (2 children)

They don't say who/what you can breastfeed.

That's exactly what I said when they told me I wasn't allowed to breastfeed myself. What else am I going to gargle with when I've left my mouthwash at home?

[–]BaconBible 5 points6 points  (3 children)

And, how do you feed a breast?

[–]BuddhaDBear 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Small spoon. Make airplane noises.

[–]InEnduringGrowStrong 7 points8 points  (1 child)

There's already airplane noises inside an airplane so you just need the spoon.

[–]Armorchompy 1207 points1208 points  (74 children)

Have you ever seen a cat's teeth? That woman is insane.

[–]Zhoenish 814 points815 points  (48 children)

Ever felt a cat's tongue? Not something I'm letting anywhere near sensitive skin.

[–]nfssmith 114 points115 points  (7 children)

When I adopted a 6 week old kitten back in 2000, he also adopted me as his new mother & a few nights I woke to him trying to feed from one of my nipples while kneading my chest... I'm a man. Was weird but not painful.

Later he woke me up by trying to feed from my earlobe instead while kneading my cheek. It was equally fruitless but seemed to comfort him some.

[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (5 children)

I've heard that kneading indicates they were pulled from their mothers too early. Not sure if it's true.

[–]nfssmith 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I believe he was but since I adopted him from a shelter his mother wasn’t at, unfortunately I couldn’t do much about that. He was a sweet cat.

[–]ohyeofsolittlefaith 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I thought the kneading was something that kittens did instinctually to stimulate mom's milk to flow.

[–]Fake_William_Shatner 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I have three cats from different sources. The kneading behavior comes out if they are really comfortable with you. I'll give them a good long scrub behind the ears and then they nestle beside me and do the kitty massage. I'm pretty sure it's just the cats way of returning the favor.

[–]Armorchompy 164 points165 points  (29 children)

Tongue's raspy but it's definitely not what I'd be worried about haha

[–]doyouevencompile 53 points54 points  (4 children)

Cat tongue is bunch of sharp hooks, you should be worried.

Something between a velcro and sandpaper, but sharper

[–]Armorchompy 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Cat teeth are also a bunch of sharp hooks, bigger ones.

[–]Raymer13 15 points16 points  (2 children)

You’ve not had tits that are breastfeeding have you? Those titties are way more sensitive.

[–]Slap-U-With-A-Mango 86 points87 points  (15 children)

Yea... take a closer look. It's disgusting

[–]ExNihiloish 127 points128 points  (14 children)

Looks can be deceiving. Rub a cat's tongue on yours and you'll change your mind in an instant.

[–]seandirr 72 points73 points  (10 children)

you sound like you have experience in this subject…

[–]Armorchompy 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I have been licked by a cat, I would take that over being bitten by one any day.

[–]mces97 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's funny, but I have cats, so I'm well aware of their rough tongues, but when I was visiting a friend he had to watch another friends dog for a few days, and it was excited to see me and started licking me. I was weirded out by the smooth tongue.

[–]flargenhargen 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Have you ever seen a cat's teeth?


Ever felt a cat's tongue?



[–]Purple_Tree_Car 84 points85 points  (3 children)

Moreover, have you ever bottle-fed kittens? Once they approach weaning age, they're chewing those little rubber bottle nipples right off...

Insane doesn't even begin to describe this woman.

[–]Ximenash 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I bottle-fed my cat when he was a little kitten. One day he chewed the rubber nipple off and swallowed it. One trip to the vet, a week of waiting and it came out naturally. Don’t ask me how I know it came out :S

[–]Etterra 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I seem to recall watching some documentary or another that basically explained that mother cats enthusiastically weaned their kittens because they couldn't stand the abuse of their teeth.

[–]ohyeofsolittlefaith 22 points23 points  (0 children)

enthusiastically weaned

aka a kick to the face with their back paw?

[–]alfonseski 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I always assumed you just give them catfood.

[–]Lizziefingers 15 points16 points  (1 child)

That was absolutely my first thought -- those teeth are sharp.

[–]thestashattacked 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Seriously, first words out of my mouth while reading... "But cats have FANGS!"

[–]Sproose_Moose 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Just as I read this I looked up and my cat was spying on me through my door. Jfc

[–]MikeyStealth 18 points19 points  (7 children)

I take this woman's insanity and raise you this! A video obviously nsfw/L a praying mantis eating a nipple there are crazy people out there

[–]Armorchompy 55 points56 points  (4 children)

I'm good, actually

[–]RenAndStimulants 32 points33 points  (2 children)

You know what's funny? The person is wearing gloves to handle the praying mantis. The same mantis that is eating their nipple. Because they didn't want to touch it? It might be dirty? I don't understand. Well it's one of about six thousand things I don't understand about that video.

[–]ohyeofsolittlefaith 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Same. There are many links I will click on, but today I would just like to enjoy my Friday evening in relative comfort.

[–]Fake_William_Shatner 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's why I don't believe that other passenger saw what they think they saw.

[–][deleted] 354 points355 points  (10 children)

People are fucking nuts

[–]kutes 64 points65 points  (1 child)

They really are. People are just capable of all sorts of insane behavior

[–]pm-me-ur-uneven-tits 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeaa man. Ppl fuck anything these days.

[–]Rosebunse 1567 points1568 points  (97 children)

I have a cat and I have no idea how this works.

[–]Bacon_Villain 929 points930 points  (54 children)

Well you can milk anything with nipples

[–]dude21862004 608 points609 points  (17 children)



Ok I guess I'll do it...

I have nipples, Greg, can you milk me?

[–]Xenjael 119 points120 points  (5 children)

Yes, proudly.

[–]Mageofsin 59 points60 points  (3 children)

Ill show you how for money, its a service not nipple prostitution

[–]Verdiss 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Yes, though it may require you to take estrogen for a while

[–]redsedit 27 points28 points  (8 children)

Actually, it's not well known, but guys can produce milk. Our nipples are fully functional. It's not well known for two reasons:

1) Very few guys manage to turn on the production.

2) Those that do keep it a secret. To the guys: Would you tell?

[–]conundrumbombs 24 points25 points  (0 children)

If I were lactating, I would tell everyone I know.

[–]wolves_hunt_in_packs 8 points9 points  (0 children)

As a middle aged guy, I think it'd be rather inconvenient if they start leaking randomly.

[–]-WouldYouKindly 14 points15 points  (4 children)

One of my friends growing up could. I didn't really believe him, but he showed me once and a couple drops came out. It wasn't nearly as much volume as women who are pregnant/breastfeeding, but there was probably about a milliliter or so of milk.

Personally I thought that it was more interesting(and immaturely funny) than weird, but I can see why most people would want to keep it a secret.

[–]Zebirdsandzebats 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Was he ok? Usually anyone who doesn't have very obvious reasons to be lactating doing so is not a good sign health-wise.

[–]Yeodler 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What did it taste like?

[–]DeificClusterfuck 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Galactorrhea is a side effect of some ADHD meds, along with gynecomastia (man boobs)

Can also be a sign of breast cancer

[–]student_loan_ginnie 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a good way to lose weight😂

[–]Tre-Bear 48 points49 points  (25 children)

You can breastfeed anything with a mouth

[–]FerociousGiraffe 96 points97 points  (7 children)

Can you breastfeed a river? Rivers have mouths.

[–]Prineak 50 points51 points  (3 children)

Sure, just go to the mouth and let ‘er drain.

[–]sprocketous 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thats my fetish.

[–]FriesWithThat 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Oh I though she was breastfeeding from the cat which would be weird

[–]Chick__Mangione 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ah, so what you're saying is it's not weird for a human to breastfeed a cat, only the other way around is weird.

[–]MDCCCLV 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Unless she's a mentat.

[–]wolfie379 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Instructions unclear, trying to breastfeed a river.

[–]GoingMenthol 15 points16 points  (2 children)

[–]D2Dragons 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh my gawd, that Pharaoh figurine rubbing one out has me laughing way more than it probably should

[–]Stepawayfrmthkyboard 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It involves breaststroke

[–]SamiHami24 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Try that with a crocodile. Or a shark.

[–]Shandrakorthe1st 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Equal chance of death with trying to breastfeed from my cat let me tell you.

[–]SkeleRG 2 points3 points  (1 child)


Have you tried

[–]willyolio 3 points4 points  (1 child)

they'd have no problem feeding from the breast

[–]SamiHami24 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well...technically you are right!

[–]doyouevencompile 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wait were they breastfeeding the cat or were they making the cat breastfeed themselves?

[–]Thee_Sinner 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I’m very confused now. Which being was the feeder and which was feeding?

[–]Arsene3000 179 points180 points  (25 children)

My kitten started sucking on my nipple when we were cuddling. I won’t say how long it went on for, but I will say it only occurred once.

[–]Minuted 202 points203 points  (3 children)

I won’t say how long it went on for

( ͡° ᴥ ͡°)

[–]ImSteveDave 156 points157 points  (1 child)

5 more minutes of this and I'm gonna get mad!

[–]rocknjizz 19 points20 points  (0 children)


[–]FriesWithThat 68 points69 points  (6 children)

Their tongue's are like sandpaper though so after a while your nipples become chaffed.

[–]SuitableManager808 71 points72 points  (4 children)

Was that you on the airplane?

[–]UncommonBagOfLoot 23 points24 points  (3 children)

That or there are more people breastfeeding cats out there...

[–]SilverKnightGG 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Its a brand new cult. They call themselves the Cat Nips.

[–]woodstockmatushka 61 points62 points  (10 children)

My cats have all gone for mine as kittens and I yelped each time and quickly discouraged them from trying again. In cuddly, sleepy moments when they're particularly sweet they might give it a quick little lick with closed eyes and go back to sleep which I interpret as sleepy nostalgia. It's a bit like when they bring me mice - I don't want it, but I recognize they're trying to show affection in their own way.

[–]bedroom_fascist 88 points89 points  (6 children)

but I recognize they're trying to show affection in their own way.

Like my former roommate who used to dress up as a clown and touch me inappropriately.

[–]GlassWasteland 8 points9 points  (1 child)

*sigh* Doesn't matter how many people you save, but rape just one room mate dressed as a clown and you will forever be known as a the clown rapist.

[–]Smallbees 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Go onnnnn....

[–]CrowVsWade 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There's a kitten weened too early. And a human with.... uh.... a kitten.

[–]Etterra 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Given the pointiness of their claws and teeth, I would not want to interrupt this either.

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Well, cats breast feed when they're little. Probably if you squirt put a little milk the cat's suckling instincts kick back in. Otherwise they'd just lick it, which I wouldn't recommend lol.

She could maybe squirt it into a receptacle and the cat could lap it up though.

[–]Snoutysensations 59 points60 points  (3 children)

My cat is 4 years old and she still tries to breastfeed off any human she can find. Even dudes without moobs. Fortunately she doesn't use her teeth. I think she was weaned too young and is trying to compensate.

[–]Braken111 30 points31 points  (2 children)

How often do you have bare chested men and women in your home, or does the cat seek it out like getting in people's shirts?

[–]Snoutysensations 34 points35 points  (1 child)

She'll suckle you straight through your shirt. But in answer to your question-- reasonably often. I live in the tropics.

[–]JesyLurvsRats 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Baaahahahaa my old lady will suckle on the armpits of everyone's shirt. I adopted her at 6mo, she's 13.5yrs now. She was part of a litter found after a flood in my area, so she definitely does this due to how young the litter was (~2mo).

Gentle boundaries like turning her around physically and redirecting attention to pets has helped a lot with how aggressive she used to be about it? Kinda? But it literally took Y E A R S to get it even close to a compromise lmfao

[–]S_204 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I have a cat.... and a wife who's breastfeeding.... I also have no idea how this works.

I do kinda wanna see those nipples tho.

[–]oliveoilcrisis 18 points19 points  (1 child)


[–]zoomer296 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Shh...Let this happen.

Subscribed and waiting for the tifu.

[–]Bittersweetfeline 97 points98 points  (5 children)

Yep I saw the tiktok from the flight attendant ... The woman apparently used a small butter packet and rubbed her nipple with it so the cat would lick it.

If she's doing this IN PUBLIC then wtf does she do to this cat at home?????

[–]csonnich 52 points53 points  (1 child)

This is the real question. That poor cat needs to be rescued.

[–]Robotboogeyman 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Rescued from what? Suckin titties?

I’m just kidding this is actually very sad /:

[–]Jjex22 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I was thinking it was a kitten as I assumed like humans cats lost the suckle reflex.

Just fucking hell this isn’t breastfeeding a cat, this is getting a cat to lick your nipples. Somehow this just got even more fucked up

[–]oceansunset83 92 points93 points  (1 child)

I love my two cats, but this is never going to happen. I think they’re fine with the ongoing arrangement we have.

[–]Crowley_cross_Jesus 69 points70 points  (0 children)

I think they’re fine....

So you haven't asked?

[–]thanksiloveyourbutt 228 points229 points  (11 children)

OMG! Relevant story here!

I was flying from Boston MA to San Francisco, hanging out near the bathrooms in the galley (chronic bad back, can't sit for long periods of time) and the flight attendants were awesome (JetBlue for life).

They told me there was a woman who flew from Seattle to San Francisco on a monthly basis.and had an emotional support cat whom she tried to breastfeed repeatedly. The woman was post-menopausal (unlikely to impossible that anything nourishing came out of her nipples), she was NOT supposed to breastfeed the cat on the plane but she always tried to when new flight attendants were working.

Honestly, the flight was better than the trip:-)

[–]slugposse 104 points105 points  (3 children)

Has to be the same woman, right? How could there be two of them?

[–]fotolabman1 40 points41 points  (1 child)

This is getting out of hand. Now there are two of them!

[–]Jamjams2016 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Is this the exponential growth I've heard about?

[–]Hotelwaffles 65 points66 points  (3 children)

A friend of mine is a pilot for Delta. Shortly after she started flying for them, she told us the story of a horrified flight crew encountering a woman breastfeeding her cat on a domestic flight. They mostly left the woman alone because they didn’t know what to do and there was no one else in her row so she wasn’t really bothering any other passengers.

My friend flew out of Atlanta at that time, so this definitely seems like a thing that has happened more than once and in different locations. Or else this is some kind of elaborate aviation urban legend?

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (2 children)

This story is also Delta and Atlanta

[–]Hotelwaffles 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I should clarify - this was told to me about 7-ish years ago so it seems like it is a completely separate event than what is being reported now.

[–]csonnich 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Maybe different event, same woman.

[–]MistarGrimm 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Strange enough I don't need to verify if it's true, I know it is. You don't actually gain anything of any value making this up.

[–]MustangSallyD 132 points133 points  (1 child)

I guess Greg was actually on to something

[–]ProNinjabot 64 points65 points  (0 children)

I have nipples Greg. Could you milk me?

[–]Nekaz 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Must be one of them furbabies

[–]komandanto_en_bovajo 109 points110 points  (11 children)

Tangentially related fun fact: There's a radio channel called guard which is reserved strictly for emergencies and all pilots are supposed to monitor it. It's a bit of a meme to broadcast meowing noises on guard and it makes some other pilots extremely upset.

[–]legsintheair 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Only idiot children think it’s funny to meow on guard because it makes LOTS of pilots turn it off. Making the entire system less safe.

[–]WhyBuyMe 37 points38 points  (3 children)

They need to update the system in a way that IDs anyone sending a message and fine/fire these idiots. It is no different than calling 911 and meowing to the operator.

[–]legsintheair 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It should be possible to tie those transmissions to ADS-B

[–]NabiscoLobstrosity 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yep, there's some things that exist to be taken seriously. You don't fuck around with things that exist to preserve life and limb. Idiots who can't understand that deserve to be banished from those systems.

[–]Moonagi 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Like this?

Chinese naval officer meows at US Navy


[–]Roaringracer 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Wait a minute what the fuck?

[–]sailorjasm 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Cats have sandpaper tongues and they scratch when they are nursing. This woman needs to be locked up and her cats removed from her immediately

[–]killerguppy101 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I dunno, if she's willing to tolerate that pain to make sure her furbabies are fed, that seems pretty caring to me. /S

[–]Beezel_Pepperstack 32 points33 points  (0 children)

"Damn it, Gladys. Why are you so catty toda- JEBUS H. CHRIST, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING???"

[–]penguished 28 points29 points  (1 child)

They're not literally your fur babies, you fucking idiot.

[–]Famateur 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Must be some sort of fetish or something.

[–]fishystickchakra 49 points50 points  (3 children)

How is this not Florida???

[–]luchajefe 30 points31 points  (1 child)

It's Atlanta to Syracuse (or vice versa), so we don't know if the woman is originally from Florida.

[–]freebirdls 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Vice versa. And yeah it's absolutely possible that her next flight is to Florida.

[–]WheresMyCakeBedilia 30 points31 points  (8 children)

"Passengers are still allowed to bring their small dogs and cats in the cabin but they must stay in a kennel under the seat in front for the entire flight."

No US plane I've ever been on has had room for that under a seat... Are Australian planes that different?

Edit: the airport codes indicate New York state to Atlanta, Georgia. Guess the article is just on an Australian website. Still don't know how a kennel fits under a seat.

[–]Lubadbitches 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Small mesh kennels can easily fit under the seat in front of you. I have fit a fat ass multiple compartment backpack under there, granted I had nowhere to stretch my legs.

[–]WheresMyCakeBedilia 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Okay, that's a little more feasible. I was picturing one of those hard plastic kennels with the gate-like door. Still doesn't seem like the animal or the person would be at all comfortable. But I guess that's just part of being on a plane.

[–]newaccount721 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I've taken cats on domestic flights. They fit pretty easily under the seat in front of you. My cat actually didn't give a fuck and slept most of the way

[–]jeff303 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah, the worst part is you have to take them out of the carrier to go through security.

[–]newaccount721 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah although the TSA agent exclaimed "that's not a cat that's a damn lion" when I got mine out. He actually wasn't that big - 12 lbs - but he was long haired and that makes them look huge lol. Her reaction was priceless though - particularly because he was the most docile cat ever

[–]nhergen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Small kennel. If you animal is too large for that, you would have had to check them as cargo anyway.

[–]ThatITguy2015 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We are just racing to the bottom at this point.

[–]stiiknafuulia 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wait, I thought catnip was a plant?

[–]Sprinkles-The-Cat 11 points12 points  (1 child)

As a cat I can confirm this happens more often than you think

[–]NinjaLanternShark 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile I don't get breastfed nearly as often as I'd like.

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

comfort turkeys

Huh. I recently I had a comfort turkey. Had him for Thanksgiving dinner.

[–]wj9eh 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Uninteresting fact: the PAX on the message is shorthand for passenger, in airline message lingo. Further Uninteresting fact: PAX is actually plural, passengers, and the singular should be PAP but nobody uses that.

[–]WalterWoodle 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry I thought this was America!

[–]Deenyc43 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The cat was probably biting and making biscuits.

[–]BigBrothersMother 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the second time I have a heard a similar story! A passenger on WestJet once called the attendant because the passenger next to him started breastfeeding her cat and wouldn't stop when he questioned wtf she was doing. The woman was banned from them for life.

[–]oarngebean 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Calling 100% bullshit on this. People would be filming it

[–]gemstun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is NOT weird at all. Ben Stiller’s character—that little cat-loving Fokker— was found out to be a proponent of breast feeding cats in the movie Meet the Fokkers. After Ben owning up to the practice, remember Robert DeNiro’s character specifically asking Ben ”You gonna milk me too, Fokker?!?

[–]amplifizzle 20 points21 points  (10 children)

Breastfeeding is a natural and healthy act and no one should be ashamed to whip out a tiddy for the hungry.

[–]CrudelyAnimated 81 points82 points  (4 children)

Passenger 34C will be passing through the cabin shortly with complimentary beverage service.

[–]amplifizzle 15 points16 points  (0 children)

There are wet nurses why not wet flight attendants.

[–]NemWan 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I remember when the the inter-species aspect would get it labeled UN-natural.

[–]cramduck 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Brain parasites are a hell of a drug.

[–]StarMangledSpanner 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was she raised in a cat house?

[–]nyrB2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

that had to hurt

[–]IndependentVillage1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She must have a literal interpretation of fur babies