Warn your pax: In-flight pilferers make a come-back
4 Oct 2018
Passengers aboard an SAA flight to Hong Kong were allegedly robbed of valuables on Monday, The Times reported.
SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali told Travel and Meetings Buyer that all the missing items were later recovered. “No loss was suffered,” he said.
According to The Times’ report, the passengers alerted cabin crew that their belongings, including cash and jewellery, had gone missing.
On arrival in Hong Kong, police boarded the flight and searched passengers who had behaved suspiciously. No items were found on any passengers, although the missing items did turn up on cabin seats after the police boarded the flight. As a result, no arrests were made.
This is not the first time baggage theft has been reported on SAA’s flights to Hong Kong. In 2015, a passenger on an SAA flight to Hong Kong reported that money had been stolen out of his carry-on luggage. The passenger also alleged that a member of the cabin crew told him there was a ‘syndicate’ operating on SAA flights.
Nearly 100 robberies are reported to have taken place on flights into Hong Kong between January 2014 and August 2015.