An amusing story popped up on Flyertalk about the case of a stolen amenity kit.
The original post:
I recently flew BF from EWR to HKG. As we took off my amenity kit fell on the floor and sild down the aisle by about one row.
As soon as the chime went off, a passenger in the row behind swiftly jumped up, scooped up my kit, clicked open the overhead bin and pushed the kit into her bag! Lol. Slick and well practiced it seemed.
When the FA came by I made a point to ask clearly if she had a spare kit since mine had gone “missing”. The FA said they had all been given out. The thief said nothing!
So beware of ammenity kit collectors.
Funny I guess.
I don’t know if funny is the word I would use.
True, the United amenity kit is pretty good–
But stealing it? That’s petty.
Has this ever happened to you?
I Do Take Unused Amenity Kit After Flights
I have more United amenity kits than I know what to do with, but if I am traveling on an airline like EVA (which has Rimowa amenity kits) or another carrier with cool amenity kits, I will wander through the premium cabin after landing and collect extra kits passengers have left behind. It’s the pack rat in me.
To me, that is a totally different situation than just picking up an amenity kit that suddenly appears at your feet and stuffing it in your carry-on bag. Even more egregious is when economy class passengers swipe an amenity kit on their way to the back. I’ve certainly witnessed that before.
I’m very interested to hear your thoughts on this matter. I think we can all agree that what the woman did was wrong. But is it poor behavior to do what I do as well?