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Old 03-09-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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Wow! I keep thinking that I've heard it and seen it all with passengers, but I keep getting proved wrong! Guess the security folks at the airport are used to seeing carry on luggage that moves by itself?? Must have been a pretty large carry on bag to hold a 2 year old toddler. I think AF should put the mum in a body bag and throw her into the cargo hold for the return flight!! Good to hear the 2yr old is OK.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/mum-caught...155740609.html

A woman was caught trying to stash her own baby into hand luggage in an attempt to not have to pay for a plane ticket.

The unnamed mother had already boarded the Air France flight from Turkey to Paris when a nearby passenger noticed the woman’s bag moving.

After it moved for a second time the passenger realised something was not quite right and spoke to a member of the cabin crew to tell them what they had seen.

An eyewitness told Planet.fr: “The cloth bag belonged to a woman sitting at the back of the unit.

"At one point, she wanted to open it and her neighbour on the other row seats saw that something was moving inside.”

A stewardess who investigated the bag was shocked to discover the source of the movement was a two-year-old baby stuffed inside.

The tot’s mother did not have a ticket for the baby and it appeared she had tried to get out of paying for one by hiding her child.

Both mother and baby were taken to the front of the plane. ?? Does this mean they were upgraded to Business or First Class?

An Air France spokesman said an investigation into the incident was underway, adding: “The company requested the presence of the French authorities to flight arrival and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation by the competent authorities.”
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strangely, i thought this was posted by leslie... as is the norm
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disgusting!! I wonder what her heart is made of, rock?
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if you are monetary rich, you tends to forgets about the people who aren't.

i suppose if given a choice the mother would not do such things.

every year thousands of people drown travelling in overloaded boat.
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if you are monetary rich, you tends to forgets about the people who aren't.

i suppose if given a choice the mother would not do such things.

every year thousands of people drown travelling in overloaded boat.
If you're not monetary rich, then how the hell are you affording a ticket for an airline flight? Don't make excuses for this woman - what she did is wrong and it's as simple as that ! She deserves to go to prison. The article said she was flying into Paris from Turkey. I have to wonder is she originated in Turkey or came into Turkey from somewhere else.
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Poor kid
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Poor kid
Are you laughing because the 2 year old was stuffed inside a bag? Sorry, I can't seem to find the humor in this case. Please explain your laughter. Coming from a parent who has a 3 year old child.
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I am curious. How did the bag get through the x - ray machine with a child inside?
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I am curious. How did the bag get through the x - ray machine with a child inside?
Yeah, I figure the x-ray machine operator/security was looking somewhere else when the bag and it's content (2 year old) child went thru the machine.

Hopefully, they have CCTV video of the exact time/date when this Parent of the Year' awardee, NOT! Went thru security at the terminal.
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Update:

Looks like she was trying to illegally adopt the little girl.

CNN: A woman was arrested upon arrival at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on Monday after she tried to conceal a child inside a carry-on bag on a flight that came from Istanbul, Air France said in a statement obtained by CNN Wednesday.

The woman, whose identity was not revealed, was involved in a process to adopt a Haitian girl, according to multiple French media reports.

The child, who was traveling without a ticket, is between 2 and 4 years old, the Air France press office said. After spotting the child coming out of the bag, passengers alerted the cabin crew onboard Air France Flight 1891, according to the press office.

Air France said it "requested the presence of the French authorities on the flight's arrival." The carrier also added it "will fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation being conducted by the competent authorities."

The woman has been detained by French police at the Paris airport, while the child remains in the care of French authorities, according to the Air France press office.
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Well, looks like they are not going to press any charges on this woman:

Prosecutors will not press charges against a woman caught smuggling a four-year-old girl onto an Air France flight.

The French national was travelling from Istanbul to Paris when passengers alerted cabin crew to a child hidden in a cloth bag by her feet.

The woman is reported to have been in the process of adopting the girl from Haiti.

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A passenger named Vincent said: "The cloth bag belonged to a woman sat at the back of the plane. At one point she opened the bag and her neighbour on the other row of seats saw something moving inside.

"He alerted flight attendants, who then discovered a baby,"

The woman was in the transit zone in Istanbul and had been prevented from boarding the flight with her child. She then bought a ticket for herself and smuggled the child on board.

Authorities were alerted and she was arrested upon landing but prosecutors decided not to press charges.

Air France said in a statement: "According to the initial information in its possession, Air France indicates that an adult is reported to have travelled accompanied by a child hidden in a bag without a valid transport ticket.

"The company requested the presence of the French authorities on the flight's arrival.

"Air France will fully cooperate with the investigation underway being conducted by the competent authorities.

"Flight Air France 1891 departed from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) on Monday March 7, 2016 at 18:31 and arrived at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) at 21:01 (local time)."
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question: how did the child pass airport security without being detected since it is standard procedure to produce your boarding pass AND have your hand luggage scanned. makes you wonder, doesn't it?
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question: how did the child pass airport security without being detected since it is standard procedure to produce your boarding pass AND have your hand luggage scanned. makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Not really, just think.. The passport/boarding pass control and the luggage scan is never simultaniously and that's why it could happen.. It could have happened e.g. like this:

1. Arrival at the airport, putting the child into the bag on a toilett - no cameras -> going past the passport/boarding pass control
2. Releasing the child in a corner unseen out of the baggage, she was lucky at this point, but people opening or repacking their luggage before the security check is nothing uncommon.
3. Going through the luggage scan with the child - usually no boarding pass check there..
4. being in the transit zone going to another toilett to put the child back into the luggage prior to boarding the plane..

The line posted by T7:"The woman was in the transit zone in Istanbul and had been prevented from boarding the flight with her child. She then bought a ticket for herself and smuggled the child on board." suggests that the woman made it into the transit zone for another flight with two valid tickets, but got refused to board this flight and then bought another single ticket for another flight, because why should she buy a new ticket for the same flight when running out of money..? The agents at the gate would have refused to board her again if it was the same flight.. This way the whole securitiy check question is obsolete.. The more interesting question that stays is: Why was she refused to board the first flight?
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:17 AM   #15
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aren't there luggage scanners AND security officers checking the boarding passes at the departure lounge? anyway, moot point. there's definitely some security lapse somewhere.
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