A friend of mine just called me in tears. She travels often for business and is very competent.
On her flight home today from Dallas, she used her passport for i.d. at security, put it back in her wallet and put her wallet in her purse.
She boarded the flight, sat next to a nice young man, chatted a bit and then napped. Went to the restroom about an hour out of Detroit. Returned to seat, chatted a bit more, landed and left the plane.
When she went to her purse, which had been under the seat in front of her the entire flight, except for the one time she took it out to buy a glass of wine.
When she got to the parking lot to retrieve her car, her wallet was gone from her purse. She is positive she boarded with it, paid for the wine, put it back in her purse. The only thing she can figure is that while she was in the restroom, the man next to her took her wallet out of her purse.
I know I've done this a thousand times and wonder if anyone else has? Unless you're traveling with someone you know, make sure to take your purse and/or wallet with you to the restroom!
She's not out a lot of cash - maybe $200.00, but all her credit cards, passport, etc. were in her wallet. Plus she had a devil of a time getting her car out of the lot in Detroit!
So, be careful in the friendly skies!