Battyfact: Batty traveled just fine. When we moved from San Diego to Seattle we tried to dope her up (and the other cats) and she did not like. She tried to chew her way out of the vinyl dog carrier we were transporting her to.
The second leg of the trip, from Yuba City to Seattle, went fine, as did long distance moves from Seattle to San Jose and San Jose to Phoenix. Batty would be content, and hardly make a peep.