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  • Cabin crew discover bizarre items left on planes

    Published on August 20, 2013

    Mumbai : 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 Parrot traton LeftonPlane700 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 random items found were: 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. And let’s hope the lost wedding dress found its owner before the big day.

    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.

    Kavitha Gnanamurthy, Skyscanner’s Market Development Manager for India, said; “Forgetting one’s personal belongings on planes is a very common phenomenon seen amongst passengers.  However, our survey has revealed that besides the regular travel items such as passports, phones and books, bizarre items like parrots, prosthetic legs and glass eyes have been found by cabin crew.  Much to the amusement of cabin crew who find such items, such forgetfulness makes you wonder how they could have been missed by the owner in the first place.”

    Source : Mehrin Shamsi