California OnlyFans star, 30, slams China Airlines for banning her beloved CAT from moving with her to Bali and forcing pet to spend 38 hours in vomit-soaked cage
- Nina Galy says she spent $1,500 on shots and paperwork for the cats, believing it would be in accordance with Bali rules – and another $1,900 on travel expenses
- Galy accused China Air of traumatizing, sedating, and even starving Baby Cat, by locking it up during an initial 13-hour layover flight from LA to Taiwan
- Weeks later, Galy’s initial TikTok – and several others since – caught the carrier’s attention, leading a rep to reach out to Galy with an offer of compensation
A 30-year-old OnlyFans model has accused China Airlines of keeping her pet cat in a cage for 38 hours after not allowing her to bring the animal on plane to Bali.
Speaking to DailyMail.com Thursday, Content Creator Nina Galy that she is now considering legal action against the airline, weeks after laying bare the ordeal endured by her pet, named Baby Cat, on TikTok this month.
In the July post – which has since amassed more than 17 million views – Galy accused China Air of traumatizing, sedating, and even starving Baby Cat, by locking it up during an initial 13-hour layover flight from Los Angeles to Taiwan.
However, when the LA-based influencer touched down herself, airline officials told her the cat would not be allowed into Indonesia, and that she would have to fly back to the US immediately if she wanted to claim the animal again.
She eventually obliged – but was ultimately dismayed when she found the animal had peed and thrown up in her cage.
Weeks later, Galy’s initial TikTok – and several others since – caught the carrier’s attention, leading a rep to reach out to Galy with an offer of compensation, after she spent nearly $1,500 on consultations and vaccinations to ensure the cat could enter the country. She was also forced to fork over another $1,900 for the flight home.
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Currently mulling legal action, Galy – who has more than 400,000 followers on TikTok – recounted to DailyMail.com how the ordeal left both her and her cat emotionally and physically ill.
‘She’s been through everything with me from my college degree to my divorce,’ she said of the animal, whose name is Baby Cat.
The influencer – who has chalked up the airline’s apparent oversight to ‘human error’ – added: ‘Honestly, I felt like the worst cat parent, the worst human being.
‘I felt like I betrayed my cat.’
She added that she began the process of legally importing Baby Cat to Indonesia more than three months ago, spending a total of approximately $1,900 dollars on travel expenses and certifications to do so.
As her July trip to the country’s popular island province approached, Galy said she thought she had done everything in her power to make sure her cat could tag along with her on the trip.
Tracking down the appropriate doctors, she gathered all of the necessary paperwork and paid for a series of blood and COVID tests for both her and Baby Cat, along with several animal vaccinations.
Each test had to be separate, with each appointment being 2-3 weeks apart, she said.
Eventually, she was able to depart as planned July 5 – but was met with her first roadblock when she and Baby Cat arrived at LAX airport.
It was there that Galy was informed that her pet could not travel with her in the cabin, and would instead need to be stowed away as cargo.
For this, she said the airline charged her a total $730 in four separate transactions, adding to her already costly itinerary.
China Airlines have since said Baby Cat should not have been allowed to board at LAX, but did not elaborate on why – despite Galy insisting to DailyMail.com Thursday she had rigorously checked the rules and regulations in place for pet travel.
That said, Galy went on to concede how she thought this was just a small blip in the road of her journey – that is, until she touched down in Taiwan.
When she arrived, she said she was told by airline officials that Baby Cat could not enter Indonesia, and claimed she was told that ‘human error’ – which airline officials would later attribute to the LAX ground staff – was the reason for them denying the cat entry to the county.
They did not specify why, and arrived at the decision even though the cat’s carrier had a final destination tag to Bali on it, as is required by the airline.
Her only option, she was told, was for them both to fly back to the US.
She also had to pay for the flight back to the United States for both of them, even after admitting that they allowed this mishap to take place. While she waited for hours on end in the Taipei Taoyuan Airport, Galy attempted to ask China Airlines to at least fly her back to the US.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, she recalled how a manager allegedly responded with, ‘I do not accept your opinion. China Airlines does not owe you anything.’
From when they boarded their first flight at LAX, Galy and Baby Cat were already separated for 13 hours.
After being told she had to go back to the states, Galy was not able to be with her cat for another 13 hours, until the next plane took off for LAX.
Galy added that the airline told her that the cat was kept in a basement with a blanket over her carrier during that span.
Now, Galy is looking for an international lawyer to help her go after China Airlines for their admitted mistake – after she reportedly received a text message from a China Airlines customer service manager on July 17.
Not wanting to speak over text, Galy responded by email – at which point officials gave her offer of compensation.
According to Business Insider, which viewed the message, the email saw the rep dispute Galy’s claims that staffers did not feed or take care of the animal during its lengthy internment.
‘For clarification while you were waiting in Taipei, China Airlines ground staff did feed your baby cat and make sure baby cat was taken care of on July 6, 2023,’ it read.
‘For your inconvenience, we are able to provide a round-trip premium economy class ticket from USA CI gateway cities to any destination operated by China Airlines.’
A representative added in an email that an internal investigation found that the LAX ground staff were wrong to accept Baby Cat onto the flight, and that staff ‘immediately explained the situation’ to Galy,
That correspondence also insited airline staffers ‘ensured that the cat was well-fed and in good health.’
After returning back to her mother’s house in the U.S. on June 7, Galy was finally reunited with her cat again.
When she touched down, a person she believed to be a gate agent greeted her, and allegedly attempted to deescalate the situation by starting to apologize. At that point, Baby Cat was sitting at the carousel in baggage claim and Galy ran to reunite with her.
‘I’m like in the middle of the baggage claim on the floor, with my cat, sobbing. And, she smelled like a big, giant ball of crap.’