Traveling can be a nightmare. The packing, the traffic, the security lines, the cost — it's pretty amazing what we put ourselves through just to get away. But traveling with cats is an entirely different matter, one I've dealt with personally.
In 2016, I moved from California to upstate New York with my two cats, Daisy and Fredo. There was a long layover between flights, so we had a good eight hours of travel time over the course of the day. Neither of the cats enjoyed the trip; Daisy howled and thrashed around her carrier the entire time, while Fredo froze in one spot, refusing to make eye contact with me.