Top things forgotten on planes

2012-05-29 12:17

The aircraft comes to a gentle halt at the air bridge, the seatbelt sign is switched off and the bun fight to get off the plane begins. You grab your coat, bag and duty-free goodies from the over head locker. A quick pat down of the pockets. Glasses? Got them. Keys? Yes. Passport? Mild panic sets in as you check the front pocket, the overhead locker, your coat pocket (again). We've all done it at some time or another. 

A recent survey of over 500 Flight Centre travel agents has shown that the item most likely to be left on plane is the one item you really need the most - your passport. All further travels come to a grinding halt without this little baby in your possession, but it isn't by far the only thing left behind.

This is the Flight Centre top ten items most likely to be left behind:

10. Your house, office or car keys

9. Books, magazines and business documents

8. Cameras

7. iPod or MP3 player

6. Wallet or purse

5. Jackets, scarves and coats

4. Laptop, tablet or iPad

3. Cell phone

2. Glasses - reading or sun glasses

1. Passport

Other notable items often left behind include children's toys, duty free purchases, business documents and shoes. Which makes one wonder how the person who left their shoes behind wandered through the airport shoeless? And some of the strangest items Flight Centre clients have left behind on the aircraft? False teeth and a moosehead...

So next time you travel make sure that you take your time getting all your belongings together before you make a mad dash for the door. Check the front pocket, scrutinize the overhead locker and be sure to get your jacket or coat from the air hostess before you leave the plane.


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