Reuters – About one out of every 200 passengers on domestic flights on the 10 largest U.S. airlines files a lost baggage report, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Two percent of those travelers never see their luggage again.
To find what happened to your lost stuff, try the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama.
Covering more than a block of this gritty manufacturing town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the privately owned retailer has cornered the market for the resale of luggage and other belongings lost by air travelers in the United States.
The allure of potential bargains draws approximately 800,000 people each year into the store, making it one of Alabama’s biggest tourist attractions.