What a great story for a traveler whom lost her passport and the airline personnel made the right decision. The sick little girl lost her passport after boarding the airplane and during the group passport. The airline had to return to the gate to drop off the girl and then when they were about to depart they found the passport. The airline crew and airport personnel made the right decision to return to the gate to pick up the little girl. It is all about communication and the other passengers were probably getting restless but if you explain the situation then they will have compassion.
It is just like the Amazing Race show on TV, if someone loses their passport they will be off the show if they cannot find it and there have been several contestants who lost their passports. I would keep it in a money belt and sleep with it all the time if I was on the show. Great story and just remember to always keep your passport and money on you at all times.
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