How would you feel if you were a passenger on this flight?

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1. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1093 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

This pilot in Vietnam lost something pretty important:

Big mistake from pilot delays flight for 11 hours

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6923 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

How embarrassing for that pilot !

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2630 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I would not be a happy traveler! A delayed flight screws up other things like connecting flights and hotel reservations, etc.

I bet the people he works with will frequently ask him if he has his passport!


I have picked up passports that passengers had dropped leaving the plane I was on. Once I could see the guy ahead of me and got to him in time. The other time I handed the passport to the flight attendant at the door.

  • *Losing a passport is something that always concerns me overseas. When I travel I don't dress to impress. I have travel trousers with side pockets. My passport is in a pouch on a lanyard attached to a "d" ring inside the pocket. Kinda goofy looking but it works for me!

4. Posted by littlesam1 (Budding Member 99 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I am very cautious with my passport also. I did drop it once while boarding a plane. When I sat down I realized I did not have my passport. I immediately got up and went to an attendant and told me to just take my seat. I looked all around my seat,in the aisle, and was in a panic over it. Someone did find it and turned it in before we took off. I guess I would have gotten off if it had not been found. I also had mine stolen while in Amsterdam years ago. That's quite a different story due to no fault of my own. I had it replaced within three days time. But for pilot to lose his, that is quite extraordinary.

5. Posted by Cottonwood (Full Member 339 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

My trip to Peru I did 10 years ago, I had to drive 5 hours to Salt Lake City to spend the night before flying out because our local airport was closed for runway repairs. About an hour into the drive, I went to get my sunglasses in my carry-on bag for the drive and realized I forgot my paper print out of my airline ticket and passport back home on my bed. 5 hour drive turned into a 7 hour drive.

6. Posted by rachel_branco (Budding Member 15 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

I can't imagine how a pilot can get to lose his passport, but oh well, I guess it may happen to anyone
Whenever I'm abroad I use to carry around a photocopy of my passport as I keep the original one in the safe at the hotel/accommodation room. However, I'm not sure if a photocopy would be useful in case of extreme need (I've never been to such situation), so I don't even know if doing this is okay... But it's a habit my family is used to anyway.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1780 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

I was in a hotel ready to get on a cruise when I realized that I did not have my passport. My wonderful husband drove back home (100 miles each way) to get it. He said it was an enjoyable drive - he was listening to NPR broadcasts of old radio shows.

I did find someone's passport in the ladies room at Gatwick. I met her coming back to get it.