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By Erin Marquis- We brought you the tale of a cute little feline stowaway last week, caught hiding in a checked bag by Transportation Security Agents (TSA) at JFK Airport on November 16. Here’s the nail-biting update you’ve all been waiting for: The cat’s name is Smells, and he had an excellent Thanksgiving at home in Brooklyn with his people.
Smells belongs to someone else at the home of the unnamed passenger, who told agents he had no idea the pet had snuck into his luggage. The X-Ray machine caught the little guy before he could experience a potentially disastrous trip in a plane’s cargo hold.
The passenger was already at his gate for his flight to Orlando when TSA agents contacted Delta to inform him he’d have to come pick up his furry roommate. The traveler was able to switch to a flight the next day.
“Smells, the cat who @TSArecently rescued from a checked bag at @JFKairport after he snuck into a suitcase in an attempt to fly to Orlando, enjoyed Thanksgiving at home in Brooklyn. Apparently Smells was planning to chase after a big mouse he heard was running around Disneyworld.”