Should you always try to return a lost item to its owner, or is such a task sometimes more trouble than it’s worth?
Air Canada personnel and passengers may make a different decision next time they come across a cellphone after their flight was diverted on Wednesday morning.
Flight AC1156 from Edmonton to Toronto was diverted to Regina International Airport at 9:25am, an hour into the flight, after questions were raised about a lost phone. It was left at the gate, and was brought on board the plane, as it was believed to have belonged to one of the passengers. Flight attendants asked passengers if it belonged to any of them, which it did not.
That’s when the plane was diverted. Police boarded the plane in Regina, and the entire delay added only 90 minutes to the flight.
Passengers say the atmosphere was calm, and everybody was accepting of the situation.
Do you think it was necessary for the flight to be diverted over a lost cellphone? When you come across a lost wallet, cellphone, or piece of jewelry, do you feel compelled to reconnect it with its owner? Is it best just to pretend you didn’t see it, and keeping on walking?