From Parrots To Glass Eyes - Skyscanner Reveals Items Left On Planes | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On ANN

ADR 01.23.17

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.17.17

Airborne 01.18.17

Airborne 01.19.17

Airborne 01.20.17

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

ADR 01.23.17

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.17.17

Airborne 01.18.17

Airborne 01.19.17

Airborne 01.20.17

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

From Parrots To Glass Eyes - Skyscanner Reveals Items Left On Planes

International Survey Reveals The Bizarre Items Found By Cabin Crews

At the end of most commercial flights, after the plane is parked at the gate, flight crews tell passengers to look around and "be sure to collect all of your personal belongings."

Some passengers apparently are better at that than others.

A live parrot, a glass eye and a bag of sand are just a few of the bizarre items left behind on planes each year, according to a survey of 700 international cabin crew by leading global travel search site Skyscanner. Cabin crew have reported an extensive list of items found on flights after passengers have disembarked. It includes a surprising number of forgotten pets, with crew members reporting to have found a falcon, frog, tortoise, as well as a parrot abandoned at the end of a flight.

Dentures, underwear, a glass eye and a prosthetic leg were also in the long list of weird and wonderful items revealed by cabin crew, and which pose the question: 'how did the passenger manage to forget them?' Other items found were just simply random: a single egg (without packaging), a bag of sand and a written marriage proposal. Whether the latter was intended for a cabin crew member or a passenger is unclear. Hopefully, the lost wedding dress found its owner before the big day.

Sometimes it's a really big item. One flight attendant reported recovering a double bass from an airplane cabin.

When it comes to the more regular travel essentials, it seems that passengers are no less forgetful. Almost a quarter (24%) of crew have found a lost passport on board, which is even higher than the number of phones (23%) and books (21%) left behind.

Also among the most random items that cabin crews said they have found on a plane:

  • A clog
  • Box of dried fish
  • One shoe
  • Bag of diamonds
  • Wig
  • Bag of onions
  • Toupee
  • Handcuffs
  • Underwear

Victoria Bailie, Skyscanner spokesperson, said: "Many of us have left something behind when we've travelled, such as a book or magazine. However, this survey has revealed that some people have left some quite bizarre items on board and items such as the glass eye and prosthetic leg make you wonder how they could have been missed by the owner. I'm sure one or two items have raised a few smiles among the cabin crew."

Skyscanner conducted a survey of 700 cabin crew from 83 countries through Cabincrew.com.

FMI: www.skyscanner.com

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 01.23.17: AMA Expo West, Propel Star Wars Drones, Lily Folds

Also: Ready Made RC FPV Fest, ERAU Offering Drone Course, Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting AMA Expo West was quite a transition for the ANN crew... who went from the insanit>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.23.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day “The B-17F Memphis Belle is an icon that represents the thousands of bomber crews, maintainers, and others supporting the bomber mission, whose ser>[...]

Klyde Morris (01.23.17)

Klyde Bemoans The Highs and Lows Of A Change In Administrations FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 01.20.17: Astro-NIMBY!, Airbus Flying Car, JetSuiteX v KSMO

Also: Daher Delivers, Aviation Progress, Tecnam P2012, D.B. Cooper, MH370 Search, T-45C Accident, Piper We previously reported that studies indicate many complaints about airport n>[...]

AeroSports Update: Poberezny Estate To Be Preserved

Aircraft Spruce Acquires Poberezny Estate In Oshkosh, WI Anyone who is interested in recreational aviation is well aware of the impact Paul Poberezny and his family have made on fu>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC