Garuda Airlines Horror Stories

Garuda is an Indonesian national airline with a horrible safety record (though much improved in the past decade).

A friend of mine flew it in the 1990s and saw the Garuda steward steal money out of the wallet of a sleeping passenger. My friend reported the theft to Garuda who had no interest in hearing about it, not even when she reported it to the Garuda head office in Australia.

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