Flyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 896 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9184 times:
Flight Attendants Arrested for 'Stealing'
CorbisThree Vietnam Airlines flight attendants have been suspended for allegedly stealing money from a passenger's handbag.
The passenger told airline officials that he put a handbag with $12,088.92 (VND200 million) in the luggage compartment, but when the plane landed at Dong Hoi in Quang Binh Province, the money was gone, a story by News.com.au said. After the passenger complained, the flight attendants searched for the money as the plane continued to Ho Chi Minh City. They they found the bag under a seat that did not belong to the passenger, the story said.
Three flight attendants were arrested at a South Korean airport, but airline officials are awaiting an official finding before deciding what action to take against the employees, the story said.
Nclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 339 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7096 times:
I know there certainly are valid reasons for carrying large amounts of cash on you, and the fact that you're traveling domestically makes this much more benign, but who travels with this sort of sum of money of their person? I suppose if you're moving home and don't trust the Vietnamese banking system, I can see a reason, but seems a little odd to me!
AirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6739 times:
Quoting Nclmedic (Reply 7): I know there certainly are valid reasons for carrying large amounts of cash on you, and the fact that you're traveling domestically makes this much more benign, but who travels with this sort of sum of money of their person? I suppose if you're moving home and don't trust the Vietnamese banking system, I can see a reason, but seems a little odd to me!
As you said yourself, there are plenty of valid reasons. However, why is it relevant as that is anyone's choice. There is no 'judgement' required of it.
Gosheto From Bulgaria, joined Jun 2009, 25 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6469 times:
Twelve thousand is really not that much. It can easily fit in one's wallet, and I have traveled with more than that not once (for different reasons). So I wonder why would anyone put those in a hand-bad and not keep them in their pocket.
ThegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2297 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2954 times:
Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 1): Why would anyone want to travel with that much cash????
They don't want to declare anything for fear of taxes, for business transactions about to take place, transporting money as a middleman for someone like a business partner or family member, also in developing countries debit/credit card usage is substantially lower than in the western world...
Borism From Estonia, joined Oct 2006, 431 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2934 times:
Quote: Only when it landed at HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport was the cash found under seat 4C, which was not the passenger’s seat, the spokesman said.
The money was returned to the passenger in Dong Hoi as the authorities began investigating the incident, he said.
The passenger told Vietnam Airlines’ representatives that, during his flight to Dong Hoi, the flight attendants had wandered around the cabin the whole time.