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A bizarre incident on board a Delta Airlines plane has travelers wondering about Delta's policy on breastfeeding animals in the cabin.

It all began when a pilot sent an ACARS in-flight message from the cockpit to the air traffic controllers on the ground.

The message read: "[Passenger] in [seat] 13A is breastfeeding a cat and will not put cat back in its carrier when [flight attendant] requested."

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The passenger and her exotic pet were traveling on a Delta flight from Syracuse, NY, to Atlanta, GA last month.

A Delta flight attendant explained what happened in a since-deleted post on TikTok: "This woman had one of those, like, hairless cats swaddled up in a blanket so it looked like a baby."

The woman wasn't arrested when the plane landed at Hartsfield International, but the pilot demanded Delta's Redcoat ground team meet the customer to reprimand her.

If you're wondering whether you can breastfeed a cat on a major airliner such as Delta, the answer is yes.

"Delta fully supports a woman's right to breastfeed on board Delta and Delta Connection aircraft and in Delta facilities. Breast pumps are allowed on board. At the airport and if you prefer, many airports do offer private lactation rooms or spaces."

It's bad enough that the passenger sitting next to you has a cat out of its carrier. But breastfeeding the feline is going too far.

We are fortunate that there are no video recordings floating around the Internet. Our eyes would not be able to unsee that.

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Delta Airlines is fining unvaccinated employees $200 a month, the airline announced on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Unlike other airlines, Delta Airlines is not mandating vaccination for its employees.

Delta says the $200 monthly charge is "necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company."

The $200 fines will commence in November for unvaccinated employees enrolled in Delta Airline's health care plan.

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The insurance enrollment form states unvaccinated employees will be assessed a $200-a-month fine.

The news comes two days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's mRNA Covid-19 vaccine which was previously authorized for emergency use.

Pfizer-BioNTech can now market its vaccine directly to consumers under the brand name Comirnaty. It isn't clear if Pfizer will charge consumers for booster shots.
 
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The Biden administration is urging businesses to push the vaccines to their employers. About 100 million Americans have not received a single dose.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (center) is forcing public school teachers to get vaccinated.

De Blasio announced the mandate on Monday, Aug. 23.

He previously said all 400,000 city workers must be vaccinated or receive weekly Covid-19 testing.

But now, for public school teachers, weekly Covid-19 testing is not an option.

"We've got to make sure more and more people get vaccinated. We've got to make sure our schools are safe and healthy, in particular for our kids," de Blasio said on Monday.

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Miami police escorted an unruly passenger off a Delta flight after she slapped a flight attendant who asked her to wear a mask.

The flight from Miami to Atlanta was preparing to take off when the altercation occurred in front of shocked passengers.

Other passengers filmed the incident and shared the footage on social media.

The video shows the flight attendant asking the female passenger and her boyfriend to buckle up and wear their face masks in accordance with local ordinances.

But the passenger refused to put on her face mask which was hanging under her chin. The passenger's boyfriend tried to hold her back after she slapped the flight attendant in the face.

Other passengers stood up and intervened in the argument, separating the two women.

The footage shows Miami police escorting the couple off the plane moments later. The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

"The police have boarded the aircraft. The passenger does now seem to be leaving," said Katty Kay, a journalist with BBC News, who was on the flight. "The @Delta flight attendants handled it with remarkable patience and good humor," she tweeted.

There have been numerous altercations over airline passengers refusing to wear face masks amid the weakening pandemic.

A recent study by the CDC shows 74% of people who always wear face masks were infected with Covid-19. The same study shows only 12% of people who never wear face masks were infected.
 

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A Delta employee who shot and killed a female co-worker near Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport killed another woman on the same night, police say.

According to WSB-TV, Raeshaun Antonie Jones fatally shot 30-year-old Alexis Nicole Lee Reed in the employee parking lot near Hartsfield-Jackson Internal Airport on Sunday night.

Reed, a below-wing employee, had just finished her shift at the airport when she was ambushed by Jones who lay in wait for her in the parking lot.

Reed attempted to flee when she spotted Jones but she was shot three times, according to WSB-TV. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

According to a police report obtained by PEOPLE, College Park police say Jones was a suspect in a separate homicide of a female in Clayton County the same night.

Police found the body of Tyneishia Shelby, 33, at a hotel in Stockbridge, a city southeast of the airport. She was fatally shot, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Jones fatally shot himself when police attempted to stop a car in which he was a passenger in Lovejoy, according to the AJC.

The motive for the killings is unknown but police say Jones knew both women.

"This act of violence was not a random act, but all indications are they were specific in nature," College Park Police and Clayton County Police said in a report obtained by the AJC.

Reed's mother Shaunda Shepherd told the AJC that her daughter, who grew up in California, "was a very sweet, hard-working woman of Delta for 10 years. She lived a very simple life and loved life and family."

Shelby was described as "very loving, bright, caring" on a GoFundMe page launched to help pay for funeral expenses.

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