A cat is trapped inside luggage.

The cat was trapped inside a checked bag at the airport.

The bag was x-rayed before it left for Atlanta.

The passenger was paged by the airlines agents.

The cat didn't belong to the person with the suitcase, but to someone else in the house.

The cat is out of the bag and back in his house.

A @TSA officer was shocked to find an orange cat inside a checked bag at @JFKairport after it went through the X-ray unit. Traveler said the cat belonged to someone else in his household. On the bright side, the cat’s out of the bag and safely back home. pic.twitter.com/5XZVJLaZNm

— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) November 22, 2022

The cat probably wouldn't have survived the flight inside the suitcase if the X-ray machine hadn't saved it.

As a result of the incident, the passenger missed his flight. He was able to change his booking the next day.