Here's a bizarre little news item from Continental...
American Cat in Paris to Take First-Class Trip Home on Continental Airlines
NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) tomorrow will transport Emily, the stowaway cat that made her way from Appleton, Wis. to France in a shipping container over two months ago, back to her family.
Emily disappeared from her home in Appleton late in September and was found nearly a month later by some surprised workers at a laminating company in Nancy, France. Emily will culminate her adventure with a "purr-fect" first-class trip on Continental from Paris into New York/Newark, continuing on into the Midwest.
"Continental Airlines is well regarded for pet transport and our acclaimed PetSafe program, and we knew we could provide the very best air service to Emily, getting her back to her family quickly and comfortably," a Continental spokesperson said. "We're pleased to get Emily back to Appleton to enjoy the holiday season at home."
Emily will enjoy Continental's BusinessFirst service on her flight from Paris to New York/Newark. At Newark Liberty International Airport, she will make a connection onto another flight for the final leg of her trip home.
Continental revolutionized the airline industry when it began offering its BusinessFirst cabin service in 1993. The original formula -- a first class product at a business class price -- has set the standard for excellence in business travel for more than a decade, winning countless awards for its value, amenities, service, seats and food.
BusinessFirst is offered on Continental's international routes operated by Boeing 777, 767 and 757 aircraft. Extra-wide electronic sleeper seats feature a 55-inch/140 cm seat pitch, a deep recline and adjustable winged headrest. A personal entertainment system offers a selection of the latest movies and a variety of audio channels. Gourmet inflight menus are specially designed by Continental's Congress of Chefs and beverage pairings are arranged by the Congress of Wine Masters.
SOURCE Continental Airlines