An Airplane Passenger's Cat-Swap Gets Found Out A Russian man swapped his 22-pound cat with a 15-pound one at check-in so the cat could be approved to ride in the cabin.

An Airplane Passenger's Cat-Swap Gets Found Out

An Airplane Passenger's Cat-Swap Gets Found Out

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A Russian man swapped his 22-pound cat with a 15-pound one at check-in so the cat could be approved to ride in the cabin.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Mikhail Galin wanted to bring his cat, Viktor, along on a plane trip. But at 22 pounds, Viktor was deemed too heavy to fly in the cabin. So Galin got a body double, a slimmer cat, cleared for takeoff. Then he swapped them. They almost got away with it, until Galin posted a photo online of himself and his tubby tabby in flight. AFP reports the airline canceled all of his loyalty miles. No word on whether Viktor got to keep his.

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