Monday, March 03, 2008

Careless passengers

Every year over 5,000 objects are left at Alicante Airport and only 20% of these are reclaimed. The main items that passengers leave are laptop computers, mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players. There are also lots of personal items lost like keys, toys, glasses and clothes. Amongst this horde are unusual things like wheelchairs and sex toys and surprisingly  quite a lot of viagra. Perhaps the little blue tablets are left by passengers planning to join the "mile high club".

Items of high value which includes a gold Rolex watch are kept in a strong room.

The "lost objects" are kept for two years in which time they can be reclaimed. After that they are sold off at auction.

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