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Baggage theft at JFK

Portland, Oregon
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Baggage theft at JFK

NY Daily News reports on the "Ramp Rats":

nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/baggage-hand…

Brooklyn, NY
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1. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

I'm glad they caught them. I'll admit I'm always mystified at the people who pack valuables in checked luggage, but it's great to see an airline take this seriously and not pass the buck to the airport.

NYC/Israel
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2. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

Brooklyn Bridge--GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!! You basically just wrote exactly what I was going to say!!!

-:)

note to others: we obviously have "met' on the NYC forum, but never in real life!

Brooklyn, NY
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3. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

Ha! Clearly were really the same person. :)

Houston, Texas
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4. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

Okay... Tell me please... who spends $5000 on a Seiko?

Romford, United...
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5. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

Why did they only pick on El Al??? they can't be the sharpest tools in the box as it's a bit like waving to the authorities and saying "Hi Guys it's us and we are over here!!!"

Raymond Terrace...
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6. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

>>Okay... Tell me please... who spends $5000 on a Seiko?<<

The kind of person who can't afford to pay $12,000 for a Rolex ...

Brooklyn, NY
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7. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

I doubt they only picked El Al - El Al was the only airline that took steps to catch them, so those are the thefts they are being charged with.

Romford, United...
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8. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

Vicki S-I am that person!!! lol

NYC/Israel
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9. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

Over the years there have been repeated reports of baggage handlers being busted for theft. ( not El Al) El Al was upset over customer complaints and rigged cameras INSIDE the baggage section of their aircraft. I would venture to guess that other airlines also indirectly benefited from this, since these crooks probably stole from whatever aircraft they were on.

Mount Dora, Florida
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10. Re: Baggage theft at JFK

I agree with GeoMedi. What kind of a person pays $5000 for a Rolex and then sticks it in his checked luggage? I am amazed at the amount of valuable things these thieves were able to find. They would have been very disappointed to have discovered nothing of great value in my checked luggage.