PrimeFlight cabin service employee Maria Ochoa turns in hundreds of items left onboard aircraft everyday, including wallets, cameras, cell phones and more.
Lost and valuable
On May 6, Ochoa discovered a left-behind purse just like many before it. However, this purse was open and filled to the brim with cash.
Ochoa immediately delivered the purse to her cabin service supervisor, Renee Goodwill. Goodwill elected to take the purse straight to the baggage service office, rather than waiting until later in the shift per their norm.
Alongside the agent on duty at the baggage service office, Goodwill and Ochoa decided to give the purse to the airline to secure in their safe since it obviously contained so much cash.
While a resolution was being discussed, a woman in a very panicked state came into the baggage office claiming she left her purse containing a large amount of cash onboard a flight. The woman’s identity was confirmed as the rightful owner.
Baggage service asked her how much money was in the purse before counting to confirm it was all there. The woman stated there was $8,000 in cash, all of which was kept safe in the purse.
The woman was delivering the cash to her son for the purchase of an automobile.
Prime Player Awards
Thanks to Ochoa and Goodwill’s integrity and foresight to take additional precaution to secure this item, the woman received her lost purse and cash with ease.
Both Ochoa and Goodwill received the Prime Player Award. We thank them for their continued service and reliability.