Skift Take

Passengers were always wont to carry their most valuable items onboard, but overhead bins are now more packed and bags are often placed far away from their owners making it difficult monitor what belongs to who.

Cases of passengers breaking into other people’s carry-on bags during flights are on the rise at Los Angeles International Airport.

Since 2011, airport police have received 130 reports of theft aboard flights, which includes items taken during the flight or after the plane landed.

“I got my carry-on luggage out and the lady across the aisle said to me, ‘Is that your carry-on?’ I said, ‘Yes, why?’ She said, ‘Because a man, when you went to the restroom, took it out and took some things out of it.’”

Have a confidential tip for Skift? Get in touch

Tags: in-flight, lax, luggage, safety

Up Next

Loading next stories