EVER wondered what happens to the huge amount of luggage that never gets claimed at the airport?

Well, apparently, they send them off to one store in Scottsdale, Alabama so others can shop freely.


TikTok user Casey, who calls her an Amazon guru, took her followers behind the scenes of unclaimed luggage.

Walking into the Alabama thrift store properly called Unclaimed Baggage, shoppers can find anything from clothes and shoes to jewelry and even instruments.

They are also cheaply sold, of course, so you could find a Michael Kors puffer jacket for just $25 as well as a North Face coat.

"The store is basically filled with luggage neglected by its previous owners," she informed.

"This clothes has literally everything. You name it, they've got it.

"I found a North Face jacket and a Calvin Klein one for just $25 each."

She also revealed the store has an online website that people can search through.

According to Forbes, Unclaimed Baggage has a contract with multiple airlines where they buy these lost items to repurpose and resell.

The airline will try for three months to find the rightful owners but when it doesn't, it sends it all off.

Unfortunately, Unclaimed Baggage can only use a third of what it buys so a lot of things get shredded.

What happens to unclaimed luggage?

Airlines have 90 days to find and reunite lost baggage with the owner.

But if they can't find and return it, a lost baggage claim is paid out to the customer.

When the luggage remains unclaimed, it will be sold to a third-party buyer, usually the Alabama store.

However, despite how noble the idea behind selling the clothes from unclaimed luggage, many slammed her for promoting airlines "taking" from their customers.

One person wrote: "You must mean the luggage the airlines lost and didn't give back to us!"

A second one said: "You mean baggage the Airlines stole!"

And a third joked: "Imagine going there and having to buy again all your lost items."




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