Win­dow Seat

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ANY­ONE who has worked in the avi­a­tion sec­tor will sym­pa­thise with em­ploy­ees at Washington Dulles In­ter­na­tional Air­port, who have spent the last two months search­ing for a miss­ing cat.

The frac­tious fe­line named Milo was one of two tab­bies be­ing trans­ported on a Lufthansa flight from Mu­nich to Washington in Oct by 26-yearold Molly McFad­den.

The crea­tures’ crates were too large to fit in the air­craft cabin so they were placed in the pres­surised cargo hold.

Once McFad­den got to the bag­gage claim af­ter land­ing she saw an air­line at­ten­dant wait­ing with both crates - but Milo’s one had been dam­aged in tran­sit and he had es­caped.

The cri­sis sparked a mas­sive search in­volv­ing drones, CCTV, track­ing dogs and “hu­mane traps” but no sign of Milo was found and it was pre­sumed he had run away, never to re­turn.

Air­port of­fi­cials didn’t give up, how­ever, and with the as­sis­tance of the US Wildlife Ser­vices, Milo was re­united with his owner this week af­ter about eight weeks in the wilder­ness.

McFad­den par­tic­u­larly thanked a firm called Pure Gold Pet Track­ers for help­ing.

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