Good news: For luggage that hasn’t been claimed after at least three months of being with an airline, it ends up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama-–a veritable Land of Lost Luggage. Only two hours from Birmingham and two and a half hours from Atlanta, the Unclaimed Baggage Center is a treasure hunter’s dream destination. Over 500,000 people a year make the trek to shop amid over a million lost items, including watches, jewelry, electronics, and designer clothing.
Bad news: I hope it’s not your beautiful clothing, shoes and jewelry that is going for rock-bottom prices at the Unclaimed Baggage Center!
Better news: Your chances of ever having your luggage show at the Unclaimed Baggage Center are slim. Over 98% of misdirected luggage eventually catches up to its owners.