EL AL returns $50,000 worth of jewelry to grateful passenger

January 27, 2010 22:07
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EL AL turned one woman’s panic into relief Wednesday after a forgotten backpack containing $50,000 worth of jewelry and irreplaceable business documents was discovered and safely returned by airline employees.  

Upon arrival from into , the EL AL passenger accidentally left her backpack at the baggage claim area next to the luggage carousel. The bag contained over $50,000 worth of jewelry, including an 18 carat gold rope necklace, Tahitian black pearls, white pearls and diamond rings, said the airline in a statement Wednesday. There was also a laptop, her pocketbook with personal items plus the important business papers.

It was only upon arrival at her home in when the passenger discovered that the backpack was missing.  She immediately returned to JFK and, on her way, received a call from the EL AL information desk that the bag was found and all the items were safe. The EL AL agent found her cell phone number on a prescription bottle that was in the back pack.

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