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SAA to probe claims that crew turned a blind eye to in-flight baggage theft

South African Airways (SAA) will investigate allegations that cabin crew members did not attend to reported baggage theft on board.

This comes after Anne called CapeTalk and 702's Africa Melane describing the pilferage she witnessed (and complained about to cabin crew) during her flight from Hong Kong to Johannesburg.

SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali on Thursday said that there is a growing suspicion that there could be a syndicate targeting the Johannesburg - Hong Kong route.

Listen to the full conversation:

We are grateful that the passenger has made those observations and information available to the crew, and an investigation is currently underway.

Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson

Several other listeners called in to share their similar experiences of in-flight baggage theft on the same route.

If anybody was on the flight they must be aware that there were two witnesses who reported it, and nothing was done about it.

Anne, caller

Listen to the full conversation:

I overheard one of the stewardesses saying that it has happened on this route before; it's seems that a Chinese gang works this route.

Anna, caller

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