Airline passengers helping themselves
What do passengers steal from planes? Anything not bolted down.
Among the items snatched from commercial flights: Coffee mugs, cutlery, blankets and life jackets. Life jackets? Yes, life jackets. Other stolen items:
Airsickness bags: Travellers like Clemens Sehi collect them. “It’s kind of a tradition for me to take the bags with me as a souvenir,” he says.
Table settings: Obviously, plastic dishware is fine to take, but regular table settings are normally a no-no. When it doubt, ask.
Pillows and blankets: As a general rule, you can keep the blankets unless a flight attendant tells you that you can’t, either with a spoken notice or a written one.