Flying from PEK to the US in the next couple weeks? I have a big favor to ask...

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  1. Pat+
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    Hello all,

    I figured I'd reach out to the MP community... Yesterday I inadvertently left my Swiss army knife in my carry-on and was (fortunately, I should say) caught by security at PEK. It is an engraved knife that I bought in Switzerland, so it has sentimental value, even though it's not fancy or expensive. The security folks at PEK were very friendly and professional. Since it was too late for me to exit the security area and go back to the checkin hall, they offered to hold it at the security desk for the next 30 days and to let anyone pick it up in my name.

    I am looking for a kind sould who is scheduled to fly from Beijing to the US in the next couple weeks (with bags) and would be willing to take 10 minutes to pick up my knife at the security office before checking in, and then mail it to me once in the US.

    If you can help, I'd be super grateful. Obviously I'll cover the shipping fees, but I'd be very happy to compensate you for your time and inconvenience as well.

    Alternatively if you're not going to the US, I suppose a FedEx would work, but customs can be an issue.

    Thanks for reading and for any help :)
     
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    I'll shoot you a PM.. Planning on flying PEK-ORD next Sunday (4/29). :)
     
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    Only on MP would you find someone to help with such a situation within hours. Thank you so much, FriendlySkies.
     
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    The knife has been picked up, and is about to fly to ORD :)



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    To the general public, such a request would be truly bizarre!
     
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    :)
    cool move friendlyskies!
     
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    Nice one friendlyskies :)
     
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    Considering the fact that the box weighed too little to check, the knife made it to MCI :D



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    FriendlySkies, I am truly grateful for your gracious help :) I hope you enjoyed your flight home as much as my knife did! :p

    And, how cool of the Beijing security folks to hold confiscated items at the airport for future pickup... I don't think TSA is that accomodating :rolleyes:

    I've told the story to friends and coworkers and they were just amazed by the entire thing. It definitely drew some interest for MilePoint :)
     
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    No good deed goes unpunished I'd think :D.
     
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    Haha, pleased one of us on these crazy PEK runs stepped up to help! Sorry I missed the thread, I was there less than a day after you posted this. Pleased my partner in crime managed to get it for you on his trip, though! :D
     
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    Well done FriendlySkies, your deed epitomizes the true nature of camaraderie found within the MP community. So, hats off to you! ;-)

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    All this while on a deqm-induced miles run!
     
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