Cat Owner Says Airline Offered $50
By The Associated Press
The owner of a hairless kitten that died after being shipped in the cargo hold of a Delta flight says the airline is only offering to refund her air fare plus $50.
Snickers froze after flying to Connecticut from Utah last month. A door latch malfunctioned in 10-degree weather and it took nearly an hour to unload her.
Heather Lombardi says Delta Air Lines initially told her she would get $2,900 for the cat and $290 for airfare, plus reimbursement for vet bills and even a freezer where she’s keeping Snickers until the ground thaws.
Lombardi said Tuesday that Delta changed its offer to air fare plus 50 cents a pound, although there’s a $50 minimum.
Delta spokesman Anthony L. Black describes the offer as a standard cargo reimbursement and says talks are ongoing.
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