April 14, 2011

Dead Luggage Office

Unclaimed Luggage Center

I've actually been to this place, on the way to a relative's wedding in Alabama. Wasn't much more than your average Goodwill shop, but I guess you've got to get there early each day to get the good stuff.


More than 2 million of the roughly 700 million suitcases checked on U.S. airlines last year didn't arrive with their owners. The vast majority were returned within 24 hours, typically on the next flight. But 68,000 never made it. After 90 days unsuccessfully trying to reunite passenger and parcel, most airlines sell the bags here.