Flight attendants’ ‘gut feeling’ about the passengers sparks human trafficking research: reports

A Hawaiian Airlines jet lands at Los Angeles International Airport, May 30, 2015.


Some Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants are being credited with saving three young women of a clear human trafficking situation, a report said.

The flight attendants just had a gut feeling that something is not quite right, Hawaii News Now reported.

It started as a flight attendant Wesley Hirata notified his fellow crew members about the suspicions he had regarding an older Asian man who was on board a Honolulu-bound flight in Los Angeles with the three Caucasian women, Honolulu KITV-TV reported.

Would you follow your feelings, as these flight attendants? This Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants saved three girls from human trafficking on a recent incoming flight to Honolulu.

The full story here: #IslandNews #HawaiianAirlines

— KITV4 (@KITV4) July 27, 2018

After cleaning by the plane manifest, the flight attendants, it was discovered that all three of the women were listed under the same name and one of them was a minor, according to the news site.

The captain was alerted of the situation, and asked security to wait in Honolulu.

Authorities in Honolulu, the group and referred the case to the FEDS as human trafficking, KITV reported.


Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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